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Taking consecutive shots repeatedly?

by ballejohn / February 27, 2007 10:25 AM PST


Is it possible to connect a digital camera to a computer (like USB2, Firewire, anything) and taking pictures every, say, second and send them to the computer immediately? Like a super high definition but low fps webcam?

Everything helps, thanks in advance!

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Time lapse software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2007 10:33 AM PST

I can't know which model you have but Gphoto (from memory) or other photo tools can do this.

In short, do your research on your camera or soon to own camera first.


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by ballejohn / February 27, 2007 10:38 AM PST
In reply to: Time lapse software.

I would do that, but I will choose the camera with this in mind, so I couldn't do that Happy But I will look into all the stuff you referred to and post back later.

Thanks a lot man!

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... some more questions
by ballejohn / February 28, 2007 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: Time lapse software.

I've looked through everything you mentioned, and there's some tools that could theoretically do the job (gphoto and some similar tools, but i've only found linux programs, nothing for windows!) but there's no info anywhere on how high fps I can be able to achieve. Naturally, this number would vary with the camera; but since I'm not interested in a camera that gives less than about 2 fps, and I'm not made out of money, I need to find a camera that I _KNOW_ will have an ok fps.

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Can't comment. No specs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2007 6:46 AM PST

While I know the Linux angle well and we can get it done there your spec is too light. You noted 1 FPS and now moved to 2 plus didn't reveal if there was other limits such as you want to choose the OS or "other."

Sorry but why not tell what you want to do and maybe something like a webcam is a better idea.


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by ballejohn / March 4, 2007 6:49 AM PST

.. if I haven't included all required details.

Do you guys think that it's possible to get at least 1 fps continuously at VGA resolution and RAW format? Operating system is not an issue.

And would you happen to know of any cameras that would be able to do pull this off?

2 fps is nice but 1 fps will do!

Thanks in advance

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 28, 2007 7:35 AM PST
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