3 Free Gear and Michron Bramping Tutorial

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. 


Time Lapse Competition -

Win a Free Radian, L-Bracket or Michron!

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+)


One winner from each category will receive a Radian + L-Bracket and the runner up will receive a Michron.

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!


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Michron time lapse shot by Mike Hitchner:




Radian and Michron Feedback

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!

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Michron Bulb Ramping Tutorial

Click here for the full Michron Bulb Ramping Tutorial, with text


Tech Tip #3

How Exactly Does Radian Decide On The Timing Of It’s Motions?

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 :

  • Upon startup, there is a 3 second delay before Radian does anything - this delay is so that Radian can check if it is connected to a computer, which is necessary to ensure that firmware updates can be loaded to Radian
  • 6 seconds after startup, Radian will begin it’s preload motion
  • 13 seconds after startup, Radian will take the first picture
  • After this Radian will execute it’s motions according to the above routine.
  • If you are performing a Queue, Radian will pause for 6 seconds between the end of the one time lapse, and the start of the next.