Glacier Bay Time Lapse video from our balcony

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#1
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Here is a time lapse video I made with our camera strapped to the railing on our balcony while visiting Glacier Bay on Holland America Westerdam. The scale of everything is hard to comprehend until you see it in person.

Shot on June 1, 2018

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Wow, that looks amazing, we are hoping to visit Alaska for a 7 night cruise next May all the way from Australia.
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Love it! Tried to do the same with my GoPro but didn't have a strap big enough to go around the top railing of our Verandah on the Eurodam. Tried to set it on the ledge but the view through the glass was iffy at best
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Exceptional Video..Well shot and edited.

What was your interval for the T/L? I think that is about as smooth as I've seen.

I enjoyed watching it. Thanks
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What did you use to attach the camera to the railing. I was also wondering if it would work for a Go-Pro as well as the time between images
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We were there the day before but you had bigger calving than we did! Great video! We have photos but no videos so thanks for the memories!
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Originally posted by Herfnerd
Love it! Tried to do the same with my GoPro but didn't have a strap big enough to go around the top railing of our Verandah on the Eurodam. Tried to set it on the ledge but the view through the glass was iffy at best
Glad you liked it!
Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of the setup. I attached a suction cup mount to the glass with a selfie stick threaded on to get enough height above the railing. Then I used a strap (actually the belt off my cargo pants), to tie it to the post/railing.
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Originally posted by WYTinman
Exceptional Video..Well shot and edited.

What was your interval for the T/L? I think that is about as smooth as I've seen.

I enjoyed watching it. Thanks
So happy you liked it! The weather was fantastic and that really showed the mountains and clouds.

I used a Sony x3000 action cam which has a really great optical stabilization, great color and generally good exposure. We also use it for the room tour video, our whale watching video, Roatan Hondaras from 2017 and some others on our YT channel. The stabilization works really well and looks almost like a gimbal on it's own. Combined with a gimbal, it's crazy smooth even when walking normally.

The interval was set for 2 seconds and there is a special auto exposure mode on the camera to help even out time lapses, but you still see some flickering. For some reason it stopped after about 5 hours, even though there was plenty of space left on the 128gb card so I didn't have anything of the second glacier we saw that day. I had it hooked up to an external USB battery and I guess it stopped after the USB went out even though the internal battery still had plenty.
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Originally posted by mskaufman
What did you use to attach the camera to the railing. I was also wondering if it would work for a Go-Pro as well as the time between images
I used a suction cup to mount to the inside of the balcony glass with a selfie stick on top to get enough height over the rail, then tied it tight with a nylon belt/rope. I should have taken a photo of the setup. It was a 2 second interval.
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incredible! Thank you for sharing!
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Originally posted by Tummy
I used a suction cup to mount to the inside of the balcony glass with a selfie stick on top to get enough height over the rail, then tied it tight with a nylon belt/rope. I should have taken a photo of the setup. It was a 2 second interval.
Thanks, So, the video was taken through the glass. We have a river cruise planned this summer and there are places that 1 would like to take a time lapse as we go down the river.
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Originally posted by mskaufman
Thanks, So, the video was taken through the glass. We have a river cruise planned this summer and there are places that 1 would like to take a time lapse as we go down the river.
No, I attached the suction cup to the glass and the camera had a view over the railing.
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Wow that was fantastic, can't wait until our trip in September, thanks for sharing.
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