here’s of time-lapse of thunderstorm clouds rolling in over the calperum mallee, south australia. at less than 250 mm mean annual rainfall, every drop of rain counts. this short rainfall burst brought 7 mm of rain.
recorded with a brinno tlc200 pro at 20 s interval.
here’s a little christmas time lapse video i recorded last year: for my mom’s birthday (shortly before christmas), my aunt hand-crocheted a full set of christmas ornaments. we decorated the tree while mom was gone, and then led her into the room when she returned. mom was blown away!
soundtrack: christmas time by franco castagnotto
the problem: i have a long-term time lapse videos that contains not just daylight footage, but also very dark footage captured during night. the camera used – the brinno tlc200 pro – actually has a setting to stop recording at night, but this only takes effect after several dark frames, resulting in a video that lacks fluency.
manual removal of these night frames is only an option for videos covering a few days, but not for long-term footage.
there is a way, however, to drop night frames automatically using free, open-source software. here’s how: [more...]
following the market research on construction time-lapse cameras and brinno tlc200 pro + eyefi first steps articles, i’m happy to present my very first construction (or rather, destruction) time lapse recorded with the brinno tlc200 pro camera:
the video above was partly processed with avifrate (to slow down the second segment) and edited in gopro studio.
below you’ll find the unedited video output, some information regarding image quality, and more. [more...]
in a recent blog post, i detailled the results of my search for a viable construction time lapse camera. the short version: the TLC200 Pro by Brinno sounded like the best option considering viewing angle, long-term usability and pricing.
the camera and some accessories were delivered recently, and i found the answers to some of my original questions. in this article, you’ll find a short review and my initial experience with brinno’s “pro” time lapse camera.
- Brinno TLC200 Pro
- 4 AA batteries (Toshiba alkaline)
- 1 4GB SD-Card (Imation, class 4)
- printed manual booklet and quick start guide
- 2 lens covers, shallow and deep
- 1 focus fixation screw (slotted)
- tiny screwdriver (cross)
for future outdoor use, my order also included the ATH120 weather resistant housing and AWM100 wall mount.
i’ve been searching for an affordable standalone time-lapse solution to document the upcoming construction of a house. since there isn’t much hands-on information around, i thought i’d share the results of my extensive market research (which has taken up far too much time).
firstly, here are the camera features i was looking for:
- standalone system (no pc connection)
- wide-angle lens
- time lapse capability (interval recording)
- external power supply
- high resolution
- wifi access
- (ideally) automatic ftp upload
- continuous operation for 6+ months
- relative outdoor suitability (to be mounted under a roof)
the camera is going to be mounted on the neighbour’s house, and the distance/height situation requires a horizontal field of view of at least 110 degrees – hence the wide-angle requirement. wifi is available on site, as is a relatively protected camera position under the roof. the construction phase with most outside changes is estimated at several months, so i’m aiming for an interval between 10 and 30 minutes. [more...]
one of the upsides of getting up really early for pre-dawn measurements is the opportunity to set up a camera to capture a time lapse of the sunrise.
this particular morning turned out to revolve more around the movement of clouds, rather than the actual rising sun.
recorded at 4 seconds interval and 30 fps.