Promote Control has a feature that allows you to repeatedly take a series of bracketed image sequences known as Time-Lapse High Dynamic Range imaging, or "Time-Lapse HDR". Every bracketed sequence is merged into an HDR image and then the series of resulting HDR images is used to create a High Dynamic Range Time-Lapse movie. The Time-Lapse portion of the "Time-Lapse HDR" functionality is controlled via "Time-Lapse" mode and the HDR portion is controlled via the "High Dynamic Range" mode screen.
Use the following workflow to get the most of Time-Lapse HDR imaging:
1.Make sure your camera is connected via USB – this type of connection is required for all work related to High Dynamic Range imaging.
2.Switch to "Time-Lapse" mode - the most convenient way is to hold "Left" button down while pressing "Mode".
3.Specify an "Interval" to wait between HDR bracketed sequences.
4.Set "Frames" to the number of HDR series you would like to acquire. Press and hold the "Up" or "Down" navigation buttons to accelerate the changes. Note that you can set this number to "Infinite". In this case, Promote Control will keep on taking images until you stop it by holding the "Power" button down.
5.Optionally use the "Start In" setting to wait before starting the Time-Lapse HDR sequence.
6.Switch to "High Dynamic Range" mode.
7.Set "High Dynamic Range" settings as described in High Dynamic Range Mode on page 26. Note that Promote Control will take multiple HDR bracketed sequences according to the number of "Frames" specified in the "Time-Lapse" mode screen. The total number of images taken by the "Time-Lapse HDR" technique will be "Frames" of "Time-Lapse" multiplied by "Frames" of "High Dynamic Range" mode. For example, if you specify 20 frames in the "Time-Lapse" mode screen and then request 7 bracketed frames to be taken in the "High Dynamic Range" mode screen, the total number of images taken will be 20 x 7 or 140. Using a large memory card is recommended to make sure all the images can fit.
8.Enable the "T-Lapse" setting.
9.Promote Control will display the "Time-Lapse" interval that will be used to separate HDR sequences from each other. If you would like to change this interval, return to the "Time-Lapse" mode screen. You can hold the "Left" navigation button while pressing the "Mode" button to return to the "Time-Lapse" mode screen from the "High Dynamic Range" mode. Also note that the Promote Control screen will read "HDR/T-LAPSE" at the top, mentioning the number of bracketed HDR sets that will be taken. If you would like to change that number, return to the "Time-Lapse" screen.
10.Press the "START" button to begin. Promote Control will display the progress of the sequence.
11.To stop the sequence before it is completed, or if you used the value of "Infinite" for the "Frames" in the "Time-Lapse" mode screen, press and hold the "Power" button. Promote Control will then return to the mode settings screen and await further instructions.
Taking images in "Time-Lapse HDR" mode may take a long time to complete. Make sure to use a fresh set of batteries in both Promote Control and your camera and use a large memory card. You may also consider using an optional AC adapter for the Promote Control and/or your camera.