Sunday, August 14, 2016

1 Completely Free Stock Footage Clip of the Perseids Meteor Shower

I was very fortunate to have my family vacation time overlap with not only a new moon, but also the Perseids meteor shower event. We were camping in a remote area in the Adirondack mountains, so I decided to take my camera along to see what I could capture.

While I enjoyed what I got, I was using a new time lapse feature that automated the capture differently than how I normally have in the past.  I was able to calculate my exposure using the ever popular "500 rule", which came out to about a 15-second exposure for each frame.  In the past, that meant I needed to set an interval that was HIGHER than 15 seconds to correctly create the time lapse.  Little did I know, this new program factored in the camera's shutter into the interval, which means I could have gotten away with setting a 1-second interval instead of the 16 seconds I had it programmed for.  The camera was also set to go dark, so it did not waste any battery life in inconsequential features.  Since the interval and the shutter time were almost identical, I did not notice that the camera was firing off every other 15 seconds.  The result, while still striking, was about half the amount of frames that I was hoping for in the time I had allotted to be outside, awake and away from my sleeping family.

Let it be a lesson though to anyone looking to go out and do the same.  ALWAYS test new methods and equipment, especially if you are going to places you can't frequent.

You are welcome to use this video in your projects you are working on or keep it in your clip library for future work.The only thing you cannot do is turn around and offer it AS stock footage. Have fun with it!

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This video was shot using a Sony A7SII and a Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Lens with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 Adapter


  1. Hey there! Thank You so much for all the time-lapses! I love them all!
    I used one of my CC songs and made a compilation, I hope you don't mind :)

  2. Hi thank you for great vids. I've used your video Skipping Stone, GrassBlowing, and Lawnmower in my youtube video ( I've given a credit of course. Thank you :)


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  4. Hi, I love your footage. I work at a non profit public access station. I would like to get permission to use some of your footage on a our public access channel for station id's. Would that be okay to do? Also, since it would be on tv how could we credit you?

  5. Can I Use your photo on my blog?

    Gracious! Happy Halloween :) Ed, Clipping Path Service

  6. Beautiful work :) Thanx

  7. Used "Skipping Stones" in music video. Thanks!

  8. Hello
    I used several of your videos in a clip.

    In the box of description I have credited your work with a link to this page.
    If you consider another type of attribution, please let me know

    Thanks and regards

  9. Hello Jeffrey Beach,
    I cannot find your email on this website or elsewhere. You can email me at "scouter sig at gmail period com" if you want
    I would like to use some stock videos and footage in a commercial product. I see that you use a CC 3.0 unproved license, which I think means that you have approved commercial uses by others.
    If you have comments, or questions, please let me know. I want to respect your wishes as well as your licensing.
    -Gregory Lewis

  10. You got a beautiful passion. Thanks for sharing this!

  11. Somehow this blog template doesn't work well in my mobile browser. Hard to follow and poor contrast.

    Otherwise it's great!

  12. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing