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    Hi,

    I was wondering how you would go about making a timelapse that pans?
    I know you can move around the video on a crop to do this, but I don't know how. Is there any free software to do so?

    And what are the options with an actual device that moves the camera?

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    The guy who did the promos for news24 used a self-made electric turntable, which took him ages to make and sort out, especially for the long exposures where it had to stop during the exposure. The opening credits for Dr Martin were done on an SLR and then panned in post production.

    Having been on the periphery of both sequences the "sort it in post" option was by far the easiest.

    If you need to do long pans then you get a wider lens than you want, to allow for pan & scan. Set the quality greater than you need to allow for cropping. You can pan the camera on the tripod providing that have an idea of the timing and you allow sufficient overlap for knitting it together in post.

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    So what software can you use for post panning? I have my timelapse made but want to crop in and pan it. Or zoom in and out.

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    Pretty much any NLE software will do this. I use Avid but you can do this in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Sony Vegas etc, Take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martchap View Post
    Pretty much any NLE software will do this. I use Avid but you can do this in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Sony Vegas etc, Take your pick.
    Any free software though? I have Canopus Edius Neo 3 and can't seem to find an option.
    Also what does NLE mean? :S

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    Not too sure about free software, someone else might be able to suggest something. I thing that Sony vegas do a pretty basic one for cheap, about 40. Not sure if you can pan in it though.

    And NLE just means non linear Editor.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by martchap View Post
    I thing that Sony vegas do a pretty basic one for cheap, about 40. Not sure if you can pan in it though.
    Of course you can!
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by photographer View Post
    Any free software though? I have Canopus Edius Neo 3 and can't seem to find an option.
    Also what does NLE mean? :S
    Have you tried the Edius website forum. I can't believe it won't pan/crop, it's probabley called something else but I'm sure it must be able to do it. In fact I remember, it can but can't remember how. I did my origional opener, aeroplane hits the moon with it.

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