D90 vs GoPro Breakdown

Nikon D90
The Nikon D90 does not have an internal Intervalometer, so to trigger time-lapse photos on the D90 you need an external source. It is easy to use a laptop like the MacBook pro to be this trigger but you not always want to drag that with you wherever you go. So I brought myself the Satechi Interval Timer. The Nikon D90 intervals were set for every 4 seconds. The D7000 should be able to achieve the same thing (untested).

Satechi Interval Timer
The Satechi interval timer plugs directly into the D90 GPS plug, normally reserved for the GPS add-on for the Nikon D90. The interval timer also has settings to help with taking long exposure shots and delayed timed photos.

GoPro HD Hero
The GoPro intervals were set at every 2 seconds. As you can imagine this allowed me to capture a lot more which you might argue allowed for a smoother time-lapse.

Final Cut Pro
To import my sequences into Final Cut Pro I simply selected all the images relating to each sequence and dragged them over to a ‘bin’ folder inside my project. If you want to change the timing for each individual image, then before you import them into Final Cut you need to change the settings in Final Cut Pro under ‘user preferences’. I have set my still duration to .02. Depending on your settings this will effect how smooth your time-lapse is.

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  1. […] I have been quite inundated with client projects for the past month and a half. So I haven’t been putting in the time that I would like. But it’s fair to say I haven’t been completely neglecting this little (big) project. I have still been posting the odd blog post and have just posted my first (bigger) post showing the comparison between the D90 and GoPro HD Hero time-lapse comparison. […]

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