This week we've got a time lapse competition (we're giving away Radians and Michrons!), a Michron Bulb Ramping Tutorial, and a Tech Tip on the exact timing of Radian's motions.
We want to give you some new gear and see what all of you are creating out there! So, we are going to have a competition that anyone can take part in; all you have to do is post your time lapses on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter, and tag Alpine Labs and Michron or Radian. We’d love to see your best work whether its brand new or even something you have posted in the past.
1. Most Creative Use of Michron/Radian
2. Best Single Time Lapse
3. Best Video Featuring Time Lapse (2 min+)
We will also give away one Radian as part of a raffle- just enter a video to join in! The competition will run until Oct 11th and posts that receive more "Likes", Retweets, and +1's will be more strongly considered. Have fun out there!
Michron time lapse shot by Mike Hitchner:
If you haven't already taken it, we would love to get your feedback on Radian and Michron with this 1-2 minute survey. Plus if you complete it, we'll give you a 15% off coupon for anything in the Alpine store!
Click here for the full Michron Bulb Ramping Tutorial, with text
Radian is a Move-Shoot-Move device, meaning that it does not move while your camera is taking a photo, to ensure crisp footage. This is in contrast to something like an egg timer, which is always rotating. To ensure that Radian has fully stopped moving before it triggers your camera to take a photo, there is a delay between when Radian stops moving, and when it tells your camera to start taking a photo. The details of this timing are shown in the below graphic.
In addition to the timing during regular time lapses, there are a few other bits of timing that are relevant :