via Savan, via Gizmodo , which gives me an idea as to what one would actually use an intervalometer for. So I’m one step closer to writing that intervalometer script I’ve been meaning to do. I mean really it is just remote shutter release on a timer, though one could spice it up with tethered downloading and maybe deletion from camera to prevent a small memory card from limiting the idea. battery power is still going to be a limit though — A/C adaptors are available I know but never seen anybody who had one.
But then I just read this blog post where he mentions “four Getty photographers would all be shooting tethered into 2 editor’s computers ” – I don’t really know what he meant by that but I read it as more than one camera connected to the same computer.
Not a problem! I presume I can do that — two WIA device instances — but then what do I do with two cameras shooting at (nearly) the same time? Well just let all those wicked flavours (as Jamie Oliver likes to say) do their thing — and mix all the ideas together and out pops..
Stereoscopic Time laps Movies!
If I rig up two cameras with suitable distance appart — a bit more than true eye distance is necessary due to the size of the cameras and probably desirable to exagerate the 3D effect — then shoot them simultaneously while looking at a scene at regular intervals. And tada! My own 3D movies.
But.. But… how to display them? Can I show stereo onscreen? Blue/red glasses? ug no! How about that trick where you basically go the reverse of cross-eyed while staring at something. It sometimes works but does give you eye strain after a while. Perhaps I need to find some lenses and make a real viewer.
This one gets filed under Ideas (e.g. not actually done yet), but maybe one day!