Friday, May 13, 2011

Time-lapse Turntable: Project overview

I recently did a project for my friend Nicole Young to allow her to do some panning during a time-lapse sequence. This video is an overview of my approach to this problem. In the future, I plan to post some detailed, technical articles on my computer related blog, Skylark Software. These articles will be more about the electronics and software than the photography aspect, so I decided to post them there.

There has been some interest expressed by people wanting to know where to get one. If you are interested in me making one for you, e-mail me at turntable@hookedonlight.com and I'll put you on a list. If there is sufficient interest, I may possibly produce a batch of them for sale in the neighborhood of $200-$300 each. Anything made for sale will be significantly more polished than this rough cut proof-of-concept version.



Now, go see the results Nicole got on a recent trip to Moab.

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Very cool work Harley. Love the DIY that you did, but can also see this put together into a smaller, self contained unit if you end up making some for others. Very impressive that you have the electronics know how to set up the board & motor interactions to make this work.

Skip Weeks said...

Harley: I would love to see a video of the turntable while it is working. Do you have such a thing? THANKS!

Harley Pebley said...

Skip,

There is video of it working starting at about 3:20 in this video.

Is there something more specific you're interested in?

Thanks,
Harley

Corey Luke said...

Harley,

You never cease to amaze me. Awesome work. I'll bet your mind is crazy with application ideas.

Corey