Interval ramping

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September 15th, 2020, 1:37 am

Thanks Andy and Oliver! I will place an order shortly. Let me know if I can help any testing of this feature.

The auto ramping algorithm triggered by the shutter speed sounds brilliant! But the result of this method will totally depend on how you ramp the exposure.

For instance, lets assuming the initial interval is 10s as you said, and the target interval is 30 secs. Usually user can ramp the exposure (not the interval) in two different orders during a sunset:

1. Slow down the shutter speed
2. Open up the aperture
3. Increase the ISO

VS

1. Open up the aperture
2. Slow down the shutter speed
3. Increase the ISO

Based on your shutter speed approach, the interval ramping to our target interval 30 secs will be much faster in the first case than in the second scenario above. I am afraid we may still lose some precious sunset "time" due to the longer interval that is applied earlier.

Yes, the auto method will be simple and straight forward for a casual user but we'll need to find a way to apply this ramping after the sunset, which is pretty hard. I would still prefer to decouple the interval ramping with the shutter speed or other parameters, so that user can control when the interval ramping starts and ends. Specifically, I really want to do the interval ramping during the blue hour, which is around 15 mins.

I assume the user would know when the blue hour starts and ends in his/her specific location if the user plans to shoot the sunset all the way to the milky way. So another option is to let the user set the start time and the duration in advance, rather than asking the user to press a button to start the ramping in the middle of the shooting. Hence the user can relax and do other stuff during the entire shooting session. Of cause, user should still have the ability to override those settings after the shooting starts.

Well, maybe UNLEASHED can provide us two different interval ramping modes: Auto and Custom. By default it's Auto, but the user is still able to customize it. :)

Just my 2 cents.
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September 16th, 2020, 6:19 am

Hey Andy/Oliver,

Could you guys help provide an ETA for this feature so that I can make a decision on which device to buy.

Thank you!
Andy
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Joined: October 4th, 2018, 4:18 pm

September 16th, 2020, 10:02 am

We do not have an ETA for this yet. A new feature like this requires development in firmware, iOS and Android, it requires UI/UX design, testing, etc.

Do not buy the Unleashed expecting features that it doesn't yet have.
Andy
Firmware developer at Foolography
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