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|Q: What equipment can produce such movies?|
R: In 2000-2001 it wasn't easy to make time-lapse movies. Well, unless you knew the tricks ... which was the point of this page. It was done with an analog camcorder which is not even made to connect with computers!
We are now in 2017 and there is plenty of ways to make time-lapse movies !
You have a mobile device? Just look for a timelapse "App" . You have a regular camcorder? No problem, just copy the movie on your PC and most video editing software will speed it up for you.. You have a Go Pro? Good news the timelapse feature is built in. You have an external remote or your camera can be controlled by a PC? Use theses tools to automate the capture of imags at regular interval of time, and use theses individual frames to make a movie in a video editing software.
In 2001... a long long long time ago....
: With which
equipment could we do theses movies?
Q: Which is the video format that i use?
Q: Is it really useful to code movies (since it is really slow?)
Q: Is there any other movie formats on the Internet?
Q: What are other mpeg players?
|Q: With which equipment could we do theses movie?|
The ATI TV tuner consist in a ISA card equipped with a "multimedia bus" (who looks like an HD flat cable) that connects the TV tuner to the main graphic card (PCI) freeing the CPU of a lot of the work.
People having regular camcorder are lucky... The TV tuner transform any regular camcorder in a low-resolution digital camera. Chat users would be please to hear (or see!) that they can hook up to make videophone conference with other people on the web too.
|Q: Which is the video format that i use?|
A: I'm using raw AVI format from Microsoft. It is fast to record however it is not compressed.
|Q: Is it really useful to code movies (since it is really slow?)|
A: Yes, I'm using the format mpeg-1 video
that produce files with a ratio of 1:40 to the original AVI. If you think some of my
movies takes time to download (they are worth it tought) then can you imagine getting the
AVI file (40 times bigger!)?
|Q: Is there any other movie formats on the Internet?|
A: Yes, thoses which i know:
[ra, ram, rm, rmm] : Real Video, relativly bad visual quality
but so much compressed (other coding) that they can be transmitted really fast on the
internet (even real time). Player: Real Video. It is a
Real Audio's cousin who is a smaller part of the same application.
|Q: What are other mpeg players?|
All the software above can play mpeg using special "filters" or "decoders". The best one I prefer is actually Microsoft mplayer2 since it is the less complicated one (normally works fine the first time around). You can find it bundled with Internet explorer 5 or just go on Microsoft web site.
Questions? Write me at: Xavier Theoret@USherbrooke ca