I understand the basic idea and foundations of time-lapses. But i still can't figure out how they work with importing into fcp. if i film some scene at say, 6 fps, and then import, do i just simply speed the framerate up to whatever seems necesary?Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
ya, and it's super high res so you can do a ton of digital panning.
but how are you changing the framerate to 6fps? usually you shoot at 29.97,60, or 24fps. And in post you're not changing the framerate at all. You're just right clicking and changing the speed. For importing you just import the whole timelapse as regular speed and the same fps it was recorded at.
with most video cameras, even basic ones, you can change the framerate to a lower number. when you record it just looks like shitty quality web streaming, but when you speed it up it helps with making time lapses looking better.
And also, with timelapsing with a dlsr, is there any other way other than the setting of the camera taking a picture every few seconds? i have a d70s and it doesn't have that setting. also with importing the pictures into FCP specifically the pictures all take up a 10 second space, so to create the timelapse what should i be setting each picture as - timewise.
You need to get a remote timed shutter controller. It allows you to do that, i dont think any cameras have that feature built in.
You need to take all the photos you want, put them in one folder, then import the entire folder into After Effects as a video clip. It will then turn each photo into 1 frame and it will be a movie clip. voila!
I'm not sure; I've never tried it with FCP. I think its better to use AE because one of the whole points of using a DSLR is to get high-res images, which mean digital panning, which is done in AE, so....
Sounds like you don't have AE though. Sorry, can't help you there.