Northern Lights timelapse

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About 10 days ago, we got some pretty good northern lights here in Whitehorse. I took some pictures using a timer remote control and stitched them together to create a video. Unfortunately, a hundred pictures usually result in a 5 to 10 seconds video so I added a few other pictures from that night to get a final video of 1 minute and 10 seconds. I added a soundtrack to it and uploaded it on facebook.
The video got quite popular (more than 1200 shares after a week) so I decided to post it here for everyone to enjoy it.


On the technical side, the pictures were taken using the following setting:

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Tokina 11-16 mm at 11mm and f/2.8
Sensitivity:  between 800 and 1600 iso
Exposure: 4 sec to 10 sec
Tripod: Oben CT-3550 with BB-0T ballhead

As for the editing, I used Kdenlive on Ubuntu 13.10. The interface is easy to use and the transitions and effects library is quite complete.


Kdenlive interface
Kdenlive interface
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