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Tourist
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Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

It's officially TEN days before the path of totality reaches us (or me)! I am fortunate enough to reside in Casper, Wyoming where the totality will occur for 2 minutes and 26 seconds which is vital! I've never shot a time lapse so I am a complete amateur at this point. I was going through the settings for my Hero5 and was curious if any pros would weigh in the best settings to capture this spectacle.

- Should I use just 'time lapse photo' or 'night lapse photo' for the event? Of course, I would like to capture both the sun and the total eclipse in one go.

- If you prefer time lapse photo, what settings would you use? Interval 0.5, 1, 2, or 5? Protune settings? WDR OR Raw format?

- Conversely, if you think night lapse photo is best... Shutter auto, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 2? Interval auto, 4s, 10s, 30s, 60m? FOV choice? Protune settings? Raw format?

 

It is a lot to ask, I know. I would greatly appreciate your feedback!

 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

I've been looking on line for the samething.  I'm where its going to be 100% in Columbia, SC.  Not found anything on line yet.  

Sightseer
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Re: Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

I will be in 92% totality in Denver, Colorado. I have a tripod and an office in LoHi where I can go up to the roof for an East/South East view of the city skyline. Does anyone have setting reccomendtions for a 92% totality location?

Backpacker
Posts: 3,994

Re: Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

starts here at 1Pm will end at 4PM  71%       

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Best Settings to Capture the Total Solar Eclipse

That was the most mesmerizing experience... I managed to capture 2,043 frames from start to finish!