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Producing DSLR Time Lapses With the Pclix LT Intervalometer

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Using a DSLR for video may be a relatively new trend, but DSLRs have been creating video for years, one picture at a time. To create these fascinating images, you need a tool called an intervalometer. However using your brand new DSLR to produce these sequences can be a poor allocation of resources -- that is, unless you own a Pclix LT intervalometer. The Pclix LT is a not much larger than a deck of cards but it does a ton of tricks. It can communicate with many types of cameras not just DSLRs. Programming the Pclix to shoot at regular intervals is very easy. Just rotate the dials to the duration you want the interval to shoot and watch it go. Another nice feature of the Pclix is that you can change the interval you're shooting while it is operating. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to create stunning time lapses, the Pclix LT is a great product.

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                                                             Producing DSLR Time Lapses
                                                             With the Pclix LT Intervalometer
                                                             David Himot




                                                             The Pclix LT intervalometer




                                                             with many types of cameras, not just DSLRs. Its infrared
                                                             LED can be programmed to trigger any camera that
                                                             has an infrared sensor, including Canon PowerShots,
                                                             Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax cameras. It can also trigger
                                                             a camera by connecting the correct shutter release cable
                                                             to your camera (sold separately). For a complete list of
                                                             supported cameras, go to www.pclix.com/pages/
                                                             cables.html.
                                                                With the custom shutter release, the Pclix LT can
                                                             control almost all DSLRs. The device runs on a pair of
                                                             AAA batteries. The batteries can continually trigger the
                                                             camera for a week, many times longer, before needing
                                                             to be changed. If you have projects that may last
                                                             longer, Pclix offers an AC/DC transformer that can



u      sing a DSLR for video may be a relatively
       new trend, but DSLRs have been creating video
       for years, one picture at a time. Time lapse is
finding a new life in creative media. The night before
I wrote this article, I saw a TV commercial for an
                                                             be purchased separately.
                                                                Getting started with the Pclix was a bit confusing.
                                                             It has a very basic interface, by design. There is an
                                                             on/off switch, two program dials, two LEDs, and a
                                                             shutter release button. At first, this is a little disarming.
insurance company that used a time-lapse-like sequence.      Where is the touchscreen and menu button you’d
You see these sequences increasingly in feature films,       expect to see on a device like this? But once the initial
and they’re catching on in event filmmaking as well          programming is completed, very little is needed to
to represent the passage of time in an artistic and          operate the device.
arresting manner.                                               In fact, the simplicity of the Pclix makes it more
   To create these fascinating images, you need a tool       rugged and flexible to use in the field. Plus, the 
								
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