Not the best sunset to do a timelapse of, but it still has some interesting elements. I probably should have used a shorter shutter interval to smooth out the video.
This is a timelapse of some really cool flowers at my parents’ house; they bloom when the sun goes down. I also should have used a faster timing interval here since the flowers actually bloom fairly quickly once they get started.
I finally got around to using my Arduino Intervalometer to make a timelapse video. With a big snowstorm coming I decided to use it to my advantage. I set my camera in Aperture Priority mode at F5 and had the intervalometer trigger it every 5 minutes for 3 hours.
I used Adobe Premiere Elements and went with 1/8 of a second per frame since it makes the video fairly smooth while not blowing through the frames too fast. If I wanted to I could have reduced my timing interval by a third and made a video at the normal 24 frames per second for smoother video.
Here’s my first attempt at making a timelapse video using my Analog Intervalometer. The video was made with Adobe Premiere Elements, which is much better at making timelapse videos than Picasa since the user has greater flexibility regarding the resolution and compression of the finished video.
One mistake I made, as you no doubt noticed in my time-lapse video above, was setting the camera to shutter priority mode. This resulted in considerable depth-of-field shift as the camera changed the aperture when the light dimmed from day into night, placing much of the scene out of focus.