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How to de-flicker long term time lapse pictures for smooth video.

How to de-flicker long term time lapse pictures for smooth video.

After choosing your long term time lapse controller, install your power supply and wait month to gather all the pictures; the last step is to assemble these and create your final video. But If you simply drop all of your footage to a timeline, it will be flashing and shaking.
Here is a step by step guide on how to de-flicker your long term time lapse movie with simple effects. I will be using After Effect and Photoshop, but some filter effect can be found on other video editing software. Feel free to add you comments below this post.
De-flicker long term time lapse pictures after effect lighten video

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Sony FS7 hand-grip slipping repair *FIXED 

Sony FS7 hand-grip slipping repair *FIXED

Here is the way to repair the slipping Sony FS7 hand-grip by yourself. It will involve some tools and some time, but still faster and cheaper than buying a new one. This fix is working on a Sony FS7 Mark I, and I’m not sure the Mark II suffer the same problem. It seems that the Sony FS5 or FX9 share another system, which is also faulty, but for others reasons.

What is happening when your hand-grip is slipping?

You have you nice FS7 camera for a while, or bought it second hand and notice something super annoying. When you choose the right position on the hand-grip, it do not lock anymore. The hand-grip seems to slip between each position with a scary noise at each step. It get hard to be confident when holding the camera in certain position and it start to worries you about the full rigidity of the system.
If your camera is under warranty, you may just want to ship it back as soon as the slipping start to shows. One main axis is broken and it will not be back by itself or with some glue.

Sony FS7 hand-grip slipping repair FIXED 

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(DIY) Solar panels to power a long duration time lapse photo project

Solar panels to power long duration DIY time lapse photo project.

In this article, I will try to help you choose the right solar panels for your long duration photography time lapse system. As you may imagine, as soon as we are talking weeks duration for a time lapse project; batteries only is not an option anymore.

Solar panels long duration DIY time lapse photo projectHere is part of my small army of construction time lapse enclosures under testing.

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Sony FS7 ND wheel problem and solution

Sony FS7 ND wheel problem and solution

How to fix the insane Sony FS7 ND wheel problem and our solution to avoid being caught with such trouble? There are plenty of great feature packed in the Sony FS7 camera. One of them are the internal ND wheel allowing you to shoot under very sunny condition with a large aperture and slow shutter speed.  There is no way to go out under such sun without ND filters. Here I’m using the 10-18 mm F4 Sony lens which can’t hold external neutral density filters, so the use of internal is the only way.
Sony FS7 ND wheel issue and solution

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Time lapse controller review: BixiCon Vs DigiSnap Pro

Long Time lapse controllers review: BixiCon VS DigiSnap Pro

After many years in the photography business, I came across a new possible open time lapse control system with Bixion. My current system being Digisnap Pro from Harbortronics. I have removed all the offers forcing you to rent their servers and offering a complete and rigid offer.

For example, systems as Photosentinel or TBox are clearly at a higher price range with plenty of limitations on the way to design your enclosure and camera to use. You need to buy all from them, from the solar panel to battery. If you are looking for a complete offer; they may fits you. But for something more flexible; designing your own enclosure is more suitable.

Here is my time lapse controller review : BixiCon vs Digisnap Pro.

Time lapse controller BixiCon Vs DigiSnap Pro

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