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I also use the hähnel Giga T Pro II, you can use it as a timer and intervalometer and wired or wireless.
As intervallometer you can progam a program for lets say 10 shots per minute and then embed this progam in a 2nd progam so it repeats progam 1 every 5 min.
I think this makes it perfect for time lapses.
It is expensive but it can do every thing you would want.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/852088-REG/hahnel_HL_HWGIGA_C_Giga_T_Pro_II.html


This seems like a huge advantage over regular intervalometers. I struggle to imagine what it would look like though. Can you show me the effect his double loop has in time lapse videos?


I haven't used the double loop it yet.

but it could be very useful if you want to make a time laps video of 1 place of a whole day but lets say you want too get a sequence of x frames during y min shot in the morning, x frames a few hours later and so on.
Then you get a video of x/24 min morning + x/24 min midday + x/24 min afternoon + x/24 min evening.

Or if you want to capture an action time laps, for example of cars driving on a circuit, you know they pass every 5 min and they pass in 5 sec then you can program for example 8 frames per sec during 5 sec and repeat it every 5 min.

Or if you want to have startrails that are like a dotted lines(- - - - -) if you know what I mean.

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 besides ti,e lapse what can you use the "Giga T Pro II" for, it seems to be capable as a remote trigger, i guess you can trigger it from a distance or did i mix up another product here, what else can you do with this?
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Seems cool
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That is exactly the one I have.
Yes it works as a remote too, as a normal trigger or in bulb mode. Every function works remote or with the cable.

Just one little problem I have noticed is the on button for the receiver is easily activated. witch isn't good if it does that in your bag because the battery will loose all it's power. That is why i always take the battery out of the receiver because it is a bit tight in by bag. the transmitter doesn't have that problem because it shuts down after a while.
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thats really cool you warned me about that one, i will pass on it then,.......just kidding of course,

Based on what i read and see on this unit it appears to be the best all around unit, none of these hand held units seem user friendly though, i think i want both the  Giga T and the triggortrap ios app and cable to learn how to set up star trails and other cool things faster, this way when i am going to do longer shoots ill be familiar with some of the techniques some of you mention on this site.

And Seriously,  thanks
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thats really cool you warned me about that one, i will pass on it then,.......just kidding of course,

Based on what i read and see on this unit it appears to be the best all around unit, none of these hand held units seem user friendly though, i think i want both the  Giga T and the triggortrap ios app and cable to learn how to set up star trails and other cool things faster, this way when i am going to do longer shoots ill be familiar with some of the techniques some of you mention on this site.

And Seriously,  thanks


No problem at all.
It isn't that difficult learning to know it or the techniques.

Here you have some sites for time laps techniques:http://content.photojojo.com/tutorials/ultimate-guide-to-time-lapse-photography/ and http://www.learnmyshot.com/17+Steps+to+Create+Time+Lapse+Video+from+Still+Images.

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the last site, I personally think it is one of the best time laps videos I have seen and it might inspire you.

For star-trails you can find a cheap and easy too use program here: http://www.startrails.de/.
But of course PS is better but you have too do all the blending.
This might be an interesting site for the technique:http://www.jamesvernacotola.com/Resources/How-To-Photograph-Star-Trails/12233655_V7cX4D.

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I've been thinking about getting this one: http://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Bluetooth-Wireless-EOS-D2000-Compatible/dp/B00ANWQMWK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_4_X1SG which can be controlled by iPhone or iPad and has time lapse capability.

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