Originally Posted by MLBfreek35
How can I get something like this done?:
[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]It looks like a great way to analyze my skiing. Can I just do it with a normal digital camera? Or do i need a rapid shoot option or something? I think I could paste the images together if need be. I have some basic Photoshop skills.
Just FYI. We shot this with a cheaper DSLR. A Nikon D70 with auto focus 300MM Zoom. The camera set at Fine (2000X3000) so the buffer will handle about a 7 shot burst at around 3 - 4 FPS. This was 2 single shots followed by a 7 shot burst, not all the pictures are in the layering. Liz used PhotoShop and a layering technique she learned from Jim Hayes, the Graphics guy that Olle uses. This was her second montage after learning the technique.
We are getting the Canon EOS - 1D Mark II with some pretty hefty lenses. The write speed is way up and up to 12 or so FPS depending on resolution. It will take up to 32 frames at a 4 FPS speed. Less frames at higher FPS. Lots of flexibility. The optics are way better and the AF is much faster. With the added performance comes a very hefty price tag, however. The D70 is a modest $400 - 500 body while the 1D Mark II is thousands more from a reputable dealer.
We are also adding a Sony or Panosonic pro class Camcorder to the arsenal. Again big bucks but you get what you pay for. Yes, you can create montages from either. The DSLR will be higher resolution, the Camcorder will give you way more frames per second. Depends on what you are shooting and detail you need to show.
Lots of work and very time consuming to produce a nice piece, however, and not really practical for personal MA IMHO. Plain old video with slomo is a lot more effective - bang for your buck and time constraints.