The Bulb Ramping Timelapse mode gives you the opportunity to take time-lapse photos with changing exposures. In regular time-lapse modes, all of the pictures will have the same exposure. This can be enough for some cases, but sometimes the light changes throughout the whole photo taking process. The exposure needs to be adjusted accordingly to avoid too dark or too bright pictures. Bulb Ramping Timelapse mode takes care of that.
PAN : Set the angle of turning value by swiping your finger under the circle on the screen. You can choose start ( S ) and finish ( F ) point by using S an F buttons.
Before you start shooting, if you want to control shooting area of your camera, you can use the grey button inside of the PAN circle.
CCW : Counterclockwise ( Your Capsule360 will turn in counterclockwise direction. )
CW : Clockwise ( Your Capsule360 will turn in clockwise direction. )
Interval : This parameter defines the duration between each frame. The Interval can have a value from 13 milliseconds up to 100 hours.
Initial Exposure : This value defines the initial exposure value for each photo. You can set a custom exposure up to 100 hours in milliseconds.
Final Exposure : This value defines the final exposure value for each photo. You can set a custom exposure up to 100 hours in milliseconds.
Frames Per Second (FPS) : This parameter defines the amount of individual video frames that your final video will have, per second. For a standard video, you can set this value to 24 or 30.
Play Time : Enter the total time value of final video which you want to create.
Mode : There are two shooting mode which you prefer such as “Shot move to shot” and “Continuous” mode.
Shot move to shot mode
When Capsule360 is turning around it pauses to take a shot. After the camera takes the shot Capsule 360 starts turning again.
Capsule360 can take a shot when it is moving.
How does it work?
Once you start the mode, you can see the progress on the status screen. The circle on the top will show the PAN value. After you adjust the all parameters, touch the start button which is on the bottom right-hand corner, your camera will start moving. When your camera starts moving, you can observe it on the app screen as the orange area around the circle runs out. At the same time, the interval period is over and the camera will take shots in numbers that you specified beforehand in the settings of FPS (Frames Per Second). On the bottom right-hand corner, you will see another shows the number of photos already taken.
Motion Settings : To turn Capsule360 to its starting point after the programmed movements are finished, touch the “motion settings” button at the top left-hand side of the app screen.
Smartphone Button : If you want to use your smartphone`s camera to shooting, turn on the smartphone setting button by touching the white button which is left-hand on the screen.
The process starts with Initial Exposure. With each frame, the exposure will be changed towards the final exposure linearly. At the final frame, the picture will have the final exposure. In order to be able to create custom exposure, the camera must be in BULB mode; otherwise, all of the pictures will have the same exposure.
The exposure value can have an ascending or descending change. This depends on the initial and final exposure values. The change of exposure will be the same between each frame.