The camera I was using to record the build has become a wobbly old piece of history. It is a Kodak 14n camera, one of the finest early full sensor DSLR cameras. We paid about $15k for it in 2003.
It retired to the top corner of my shed, and is tethered via Firewire to a 2002 Macbook laptop. Each shot had to be in RAW format because the high contrast range in the shed with the door open. The light streaming in the door and dark windowless corners is too great for the in-camera processing of jpegs.
Consequentially I have several hard drives filled with 10 minute interval shots of my shed…
Well the old friend has been suffering a sticky mirror, I had it hanging upside down for a while and this sealed it’s fate, so I went shopping for a new stop motion camera and here are the results from my $300-ish Brinno camera.