I knew how to setup the camera, but I didn't know what to do with the frames once I captured them. A bit of googling led me to this page. This was all I really needed. However, there are tons of more complete resources out there to help also. Here is a good overview.
I set my camera up to make a frame every 3 seconds. I let it make 150 frames or so. I had my camera set to create small JPEGS at basic settings. Even dropping down to the small setting creates frames with more resolution greater than HD video. I used the gimp to resize the frames to 720P resolution. I let it change the aspect ratio on one video, and let it pad the video in the other. I'm not sure which way I like better. In the future I should probably compose with the aspect ratio in mind, and crop it down in post. I created the videos with the following command:
>ffmpeg.exe -r5 -i DSC_%4d.jpg -an -vcodec copy drip.avi
It makes the video at 5 frames per second, making it about 30 seconds in length. I didn't add any audio. I like seeing how the shadows and trees move about in the videos.
Feel free to watch the videos, but remember these are the efforts of a beginner testing the water. You will never get that time back. You have been warned.
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