NEX-5n and 6500 images later

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NEX-5n and 6500 images later
Jan 8, 2013

With our modified Sony NEX-5n camera we have been able to create some very interesting time-lapse video. One of the interesting camera facts we have learned is that yes the LCD is a battery hog but you can shoot an amazing amount of images with a standard Sony battery if you turn off the camera review and have the camera shoot continuously. Our latest effort is of Sean’s Tuckers Oracle Challenger III teardown showing the planes disassembly over the course of 6 hours from start to finish. The plane is taken apart, inspected, engine rebuilt, parts updated and wings recovered just to mention some of the process to ensure the aircraft is not only safe but at its maximum level of performance for the following air show season. We used an external remote timer programed to take one image every 3 sec. Lens was the Sony 16mm with fisheye attachment. The images were shot as jpegs saved to a 32GB Sony memory card. Camera was set to apature priority at f6.3 but with auto iso. In the end 6500 photos were taken using one standard Sony battery. Video was put together using QuickTime Pro 7. Music is Tall Timber by John McEwen.

You can view the time-lapse video at Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, The Daily Planet

http://blogs.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/2013/01/tuckers-teardown/

or at my You Tube page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU44r_eQUMs

You can follow Team Oracle's progress at Sean Tuckers Facebook page -‪https://www.facebook.com/SeanDTucker?ref=ts&fref=ts

Cheers Dennis Biela:-)

The start of the process at 9:06am

The final image 6500 photos later.

Small connector on the right of the camera allows us to hookup a remote to fire the camera. It works great.

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