Wednesday, June 18, 2008

If you're taking a car trip...

When my parents died my family and i drove across the country. One thing i did that was kinda fun was make a movie of the trip. I did this by putting an old digital camera on the dashboard and setting it up to take a picture every minute--the fastest that camera would take photos. I then combined the images, using Quicktime Pro on a mac, into a movie. That way we could see where we'd traveled.

The only thing i'd change is to try and take a picture every 10 seconds or so. One minute is fairly long when you're driving fast down a freeway. You generally speaking can only see the same feature over time, at 1 minute photo intervals, if you're in a flat part of the country, say the southwest.

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