Written by timsdd on June 30th, 2008 in Time Lapse Video.
The night rides are fun and interesting but I think the camera is severely limited in low light and therefore they do not come out as good as I would hope. I think it would be ok in different circumstances like a busy downtown area, or a place with lots of exterior lights.
I’ll have to do some more experimenting though since this is basically my only nighttime shot to date.
My first night drive but definitely not my last. I was actually planning on going all the way downtown to the state capital but construction on the interstate put me behind schedule, so I had to pull a u-turn instead :(
The hard part is/was showing it to be bright enough in those areas that are not that well lit. So far I have found that it’s a lot harder to alter video than it is pictures in terms of exposure. There is a lot less latitude obviously, especially consideing the thriftiness of my equipment. Now I know why prosumer camcorders run in the several thousands of $$.
I think it came out pretty decent. Just have to remember to stay to those places that have a lot of street lights :D