1. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I shot this video off my balcony today, I set the PlayBook up on a stationary mount and let it record until it hit the internal limit of what appears to be an hour and 6 minutes, I then compressed it down to one minute and threw a few edits into it.

    This is the result:


    Video mode was 720p, total time was 1 hour and 6 minutes. File size before editing was about 3.5 GB.

    Is the PlayBook camera awesome or what!
    05-31-12 01:04 AM
  2. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Edit: There was originally a post above this one, by another user. Not sure where it went?

    You see a lot of birds and other objects flow through a few frames, and admittedly the trees look like they're macro-blocking pretty hard, but to be fair that's just how I encoded the edited video. The original footage on the PlayBook has no artefacts like that.

    Last edited by wxmancanada; 05-31-12 at 08:22 PM.
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    05-31-12 01:12 AM
  3. pacoman03's Avatar
    Uh, something is rotten in Denmark. How is that time lapse? There is a roadway in the bottom right hand corner of the shot, and if this is a timelapse video the cars on the roadway are moving at about 1/4 miles per hour.
    05-31-12 01:15 AM
  4. mincanada's Avatar
    What did u use to compress it?
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    05-31-12 01:17 AM
  5. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Uh, something is rotten in Denmark. How is that time lapse? There is a roadway in the bottom right hand corner of the shot, and if this is a timelapse video the cars on the roadway are moving at about 1/4 miles per hour.
    The top half of the video is running at 30X speed, the bottom is a section of the video running at 1X speed. Splice them together and you have that effect I did it this way to prevent the trees from snapping around like, well, trees blowing in the wind that have been sped up 30X. It's easier on the eye this way.
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    05-31-12 01:17 AM
  6. wxmancanada's Avatar
    What did u use to compress it?
    I edited and compressed it all in Avid Media Composer.
    05-31-12 01:18 AM
  7. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    Nice..
    I liked the idea of Upper half spped up
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    05-31-12 01:52 AM
  8. emtunc's Avatar
    Aweomse... now we await a time-lapse vid in a thunder-storm.
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    05-31-12 03:07 AM
  9. rango10's Avatar
    This is awesome. He thunder and lighting storm is a great idea
    05-31-12 03:16 AM
  10. russnash's Avatar
    This is cool! Nice that it was done with a playbook too
    05-31-12 06:35 AM
  11. berry124's Avatar
    wow, amazing!!
    05-31-12 07:19 AM
  12. Autophile's Avatar
    Excellent video. I really like the idea of cars moving at normal speed. I am also getting a Blackberry Playbook soon.
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    05-31-12 07:35 AM
  13. joski's Avatar
    This is awesome! My condo overlooks a gigantic portion of London, Ontario so I'm really considering doing this! But this morning, I took a look out the window, and it was extremely green and pretty. It's no wonder they call London "the forest city". I'll have to post my video here if/when I make one!

    Also, I need to go check out Ottawa soon - my parents were just there recently mentioning how beautiful it is and same with a couple friends who have lived there!
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    05-31-12 08:04 AM
  14. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    *wow* very nice job. I love the two frames idea: well done !
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    05-31-12 10:34 AM
  15. bounce007's Avatar
    Very nice video. Makes me want to get out, look for a nice, picturesque view and try it!
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    05-31-12 11:12 AM
  16. bbobruns's Avatar
    How do you mount the PB?
    05-31-12 11:18 AM
  17. Yemson's Avatar
    Nice initiative, cristal clear image and nice landscape too. Thanks for sharing!
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    05-31-12 11:31 AM
  18. BKillar's Avatar
    IF you enjoy time lapse photography you can check out Lapse Master app. It snaps a photo every 5 seconds up to 100 hours - you select and let the playbook pile up the photos. You need to them assemble them with a video editor to play them back as a video but at 0.99 it is a good start. You can follow this link for an article on free software to take the images and turn them into an movie to complete the cycle. Good Luck

    Article - How To Make A Time-Lapse Video
    05-31-12 03:40 PM
  19. sputneek's Avatar
    Great job, editing is really smooth too, thanks for sharing
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    05-31-12 04:26 PM
  20. FF22's Avatar
    A few weeks back someone posted a time lapse of a street crew - it looked like fun.

    Ah, same program as Bkillar used.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/playboo...-video-723566/
    05-31-12 04:42 PM
  21. Hamp's Avatar
    Nice! Beautiful work and it is appreciated!
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    05-31-12 05:44 PM
  22. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's most appreciated!

    This is awesome! My condo overlooks a gigantic portion of London, Ontario so I'm really considering doing this! But this morning, I took a look out the window, and it was extremely green and pretty. It's no wonder they call London "the forest city". I'll have to post my video here if/when I make one!

    Also, I need to go check out Ottawa soon - my parents were just there recently mentioning how beautiful it is and same with a couple friends who have lived there!
    Can't wait to see it! As for visiting Ottawa, it's beautiful around the time of year! Very tourist friendly too!

    IF you enjoy time lapse photography you can check out Lapse Master app. It snaps a photo every 5 seconds up to 100 hours - you select and let the playbook pile up the photos. You need to them assemble them with a video editor to play them back as a video but at 0.99 it is a good start. You can follow this link for an article on free software to take the images and turn them into an movie to complete the cycle. Good Luck

    Article - How To Make A Time-Lapse Video
    I prefer the method I followed, of shooting real video and speeding it up. I've never been really big on photography, more of a videographer myself. Might be worth trying with this app though!

    How do you mount the PB?
    Not pretty. I mounted it to an old LG speaker stand I had using a C clamp and a glove to "protect" the PlayBook. See attached picture. I'm working on a more 'professional' mount for it.
    05-31-12 08:27 PM
  23. Ben1232's Avatar
    That's an excellent video. Time lapse bids are great in HD.

    Thanks for sharing
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    05-31-12 08:35 PM
  24. sputneek's Avatar
    Not pretty. I mounted it to an old LG speaker stand I had using a C clamp and a glove to "protect" the PlayBook. See attached picture. I'm working on a more 'professional' mount for it
    Nice and solid, no wobble, what more could you want? and simple. Love it!
    Blackberry, for those who get it done, he, he
    Last edited by sputneek; 05-31-12 at 08:42 PM.
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    05-31-12 08:39 PM
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