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Timelapse Video – Festival of Lights 2011 – Funkturm

October 26th, 2011 2 comments

berliner funkturm – festival of lights – timelapse from rasda on Vimeo.

The Berlin Radio Tower is very nice illuminated to the yearly Festival of Lights. Perfect for a timelapse video.
The music is from the upcoming album NEUSTADT of my band TOLCHA.

darktable – photography workflow application

February 28th, 2011 No comments

i just stumbled over this nice and free application.

http://darktable.sourceforge.net/about.shtml

a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

this project tries to fill the gap between the many excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as e.g. ufraw, rawstudio, f-spot, digikam, shotwell). The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. the main focus is on user interaction, both in terms of a smooth interface design as well as processing speed. high quality output is also one of our goals.

all editing is fully non-destructive and only operates on cached image buffers for display. the full image is only converted during export. raw image loading is done using libraw and rawspeed, high-dynamic range, and standard image formats such as jpeg are also supported. the core operates completely on floating point values, so darktable can not only be used for photography but also for scientifically acquired images or output of renderers (high dynamic range).

it is amazingly fast compared to other equivalent (but costly) tools like adobe lightroom, apple aperture or bibble labs.

it also has plugins that enhance the funcionality a lot. in my opinion it’s functionally equal to the highcost payware.

try it out!

tilt-shift lens diy

August 10th, 2010 No comments

here are some nice tutorials for building tilt-shift lenses yourself.

http://cow.mooh.org/projects/tiltshift/

dslr intervalometer

July 26th, 2010 No comments

i stumbled upon this nice tutorial: http://cms.diodenring.de/electronic/microcontroller/82-intervalltimerv2

it shows you how to build a tiny and cheap intervalometer for your dslr-camera. really tiny. i never build something so small before. but i will definetly try it out. the materials cost only 87cents!

update: here is another one with more features. http://www.doc-diy.net/photo/smatrig2/