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Video to long exposure photos? Answered

I would like to light paint, but my camera is limited on 4s maximum exposure (firework mode)
but it can shoot good videos so i need a program, or any way to turn video ito long exposure photo!


Your camera should also have a setting for taking multiple exposures. If you use this setting with your fireworks setting, you can take the shots all in one frame. To make this easier, have a llok and see if your camera has a continuous setting, where it keeps taking photos while the shutter button is pressed. Most importantly, experiment, experiment and experiment and experiment some more! You never know what result you will get.

Trouble is digital cams have a 'cooldown' time while they compile the jpeg from the long exposure - often times (every cam I've had) the cooldown was as long as the exposure, like it was adding up all the data it was just exposed to... worth a shot no doubt, but will probably be chopped up.

What make and model is the camera? I'll see if I can download the manual to see if there is a way that it will work.

Re-design is right about using Gimp to do it, and his method should work fine, though you'd have to adjust the levels and the blend modes. PM me for more info. The other alternative would be to shoot the video and import it into Gimp (video into frames), Select the frames you want to use and layer them, using different blend modes and levels. Re-design's method would be easier, but the video method "may" give you more options.

http://wareseeker.com/Windows-Widgets/exposure-3.6.zip/7d2af37ed -- 5 dollar shareware, converts frames or video into long exposure... only stuff I found - software like adobe premiere or win movie maker might have a 'blur' filter that does similar.

using those keywords, I'd be tempted to do a sourceforge scan for any meaningful projects...I'm sure there is one.

Try this.

1.  Put your camera on a good tripod.
2.  Have an assistant focus on you and at your signal press the button.

3.  Paint away for 3 seconds or so.

4.  Do #2 and #3 5 or six times.

5. Download the photos into Gimp (free) or photoshop or what ever photoeditor you use that will allow you to stack your photos in layers.

6.  Stack all your exposures into one photo but have the photos in layers.  That way you can adjust the exposure of them individually if needed.

7.  Combine them all into one photo and save.

It oughta work.

How many frames?