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mushroom growth timelapse

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#1 Z10silver
This week I've been practicing recording timelapse sequences of mushrooms growing. Here's a video of an Amanita shot over the course of 7.5 hrs. I used 3-way auto holy grail with auto ramping direction. Unfortunately I didn't quite have the technique down on this first attempt, which is why the video cuts off at the end, but the mushrooms have not been cooperating since. 

The lighting was changing frequently in this scene. I did not select a reference area for deflickering.  I tried adding an animated reference area on the top portion of the mushroom, but didn't seem to help much. Any suggestions on how to deal w/ lighting in such situations? Artificial lighting?

[Video: https://www.facebook.com/zcava/videos/10...868045259/]
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#2 gwegner
Yeah, artificial lighting is your best option for this kind of shots. Nearly all professional timelapses of plants are done in a studio.
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#3 Z10silver
(2017-07-25, 09:26)gwegner Wrote: Yeah, artificial lighting is your best option for this kind of shots. Nearly all professional timelapses of plants are done in a studio.

hmm, are there types of lights that could be taken outside and hooked up to powerbank, or would it consume too much energy?
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#4 MJoker
Morten Rustad had some insights on editing the changes in lighting in one of his Norway - Behind the scenes videos:

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ-IO0tqVsc]
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#5 Z10silver
cool, thanks!
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#6 Z10silver
any idea why there isn't a deflicker feature in the newer versions of aftereffects?

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