Infrared Timelapse Video

A short infrared timelapse video shot with the Leica M8, Voigtlander Skopar 21mm f/4 and B+W 092 IR filter. 

Shooting a timelapse with the Leica M8 is not simple. It requires a laptop connected to the camera through USB cable. The only software that works is Apple’s Image Capture. I can choose the seconds between shots and it triggers the camera’s shutter.

Now, the strange thing. I can only operate the M8 in “timelapse mode” with the Image Capture software I have installed in my 10 years old Macbook Pro running Yosemite OS, but not in my newer laptop runnning Sierra OS. It seems a 10 years old camera also requires a 10 years old laptop to work !!! 

Images were imported i Capture One 9, a few adhustments applied, and then I batch imported them in Photoshop , in order to make the false color conversion, Finally, I imported the images in Fina Cut Pro X to make the timelapse video.

Not a simple process, by any means. Its sure would be much simple to get a IR converted camera with automatic interval and video mode, but for an occasional timelapse video, I don’t see the point, so the M8 works fine for me.

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