The Long Road Home

Had a play with the TriggerTrap Mobile app on the way home from work last night.   Haven’t played with it for a while and it’s a lot more stable than it used to be now, having suffered just one crash (of the application) on the whole trip.  This I suspect was caused mostly by me covering 50m quicker than the iPhone could cope with taking and saving a photo.

Triggertrap was set to Distance Lapse rather than time lapse, triggering a capture every 50m or so.  In practice, some images were captured well within 50m of the previous one and some were considerably further apart.  Again, I don’t think this is a Triggertrap issue, more down to the phone, and Location services being able to keep up with the speed of change.

Anyhow, I managed an impressive 978 shots before the battery died, some 5 miles short of home.  Assembled at 10 fps, the resultant video looks like this.  I did originally have a Kasabian track as the background – it worked well to give a sense of frenzied drive around the M25.  Unfortunately YouTube didn’t like it for copyright reasons so I swapped it out for something royalty free.  It really changes the whole tone of the film though (have a look at the Flickr version for the original soundtrack).

Triggertrap – Test shots….

I’ve had the app and the dongle for a while and other than some time lapse vids of the journey home from work I’ve never actually used it. This week I finally got round to purchasing a 2.5mm to 3.5 mm cable so I can use it to trigger the flash instead of the camera and subsequently started thinking about what I could use it for.

These were a hastily set up test session to try and get the setting for the ‘Bang’ trigger to work – Had a few issues initially whereupon the camera kept snapping away after the noise but after a few tweaks I think I got it sorted. I know that these are a bit rough round the edges, but as test shots I’m quite happy with them. All I need to do now is set something up properly with a decent background (not the shiny sink), replace water with milk (or cream) and swap out the smelly pickled onion for something a little more attractive……

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Onion splash - Triggertrap Mobile

Trigger Trap Mobile and a traffic jam……

Not taken many photos at all lately – far too busy for that with all the exciting things going on at the moment. I did however get another chance to mess about with time-lapse animation using the TriggerTrap mobile application and the iPhone whilst in the car on the way home from work.
Still waiting on my cable/dongle combination so I can start using this thing on the proper camera.

More information on the mobile app can be found on the TriggerTrap website…

A trip to the doctors……

Testing the new ‘Trigger Trap’ mobile app went better today than it did when I first installed it…. was looking forward to playing with a sequence of photos triggered by the distance lapse function, but was disappointed to find that it hadn’t actually taken any. Tried it on a very short trip to the doctors this morning on time lapse, and considering this was direct to the iphone rather than the SLR (waiting for cables to be delivered fro that one) wasn’t too bad a result (obviously could have done with a longer trip to make it a bvit more interesting and justify a soundtrack.  Completely unedited – Just assembled with timelapseassembler

I made a movie




Test Time Lapse

Originally uploaded by DaveFrost

It’s been a while since I was interested in moving images, but this week I’ve seen five or six really really impressive time lapse movies (check my tweets this week for the best one). Inspirted (or intrigued) I wondered whether this was something I could do myself so I had a go. I know it’s not pretty, but as a proof of concept it was fairly successful. Watch this space for a proper one in the not too distant future.