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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 09-May-12 10:14:03
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Camcorder with time lapse?


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This is just an exploratory query at the moment, the requirement is far from certain as yet.

Does anyone know of a camcorder, not more that about £500 and preferably HD, that can do time lapse photography?

Doesn't have to be off its own battery, it can be mains powered, but obviously needs a tripod mount.

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Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Wed 09-May-12 10:25:47
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If it suits your needs, check out the GoPro HD Hero2 - that does time lapse, however, it is on the small side so doesn't have a lot of features that a bigger camcorder has...

Here's a guide to do the time lapse with the GoPro

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 09-May-12 10:55:14
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The size is only a problem insofar as it's likely to get lost at the bottom of the camera bag tongue

And as you imply it's a bit basic, especially optically... but it's not expensive (tho' VAT and import duty won't help) so I'll put it on the list as a possible, thanks smile

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Standard User robvxr
(newbie) Wed 09-May-12 11:07:23
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I've done a few timelapses at uni. I use the video function on my Canon 600d and record for a few hours, then increase the speed of the video in premiere. Any 1080p HD camera will do a decent job, it's all in the post processing really to make it smooth.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 09-May-12 11:52:54
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What do you want to do?

1 frame or a short video clip every few minutes/hours?


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 09-May-12 12:01:17
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My 40D doesn't have a video mode, and I don't want to buy another DSLR!

I could control it from the computer and stitch a series of stills together with QuickTime, but I'd prefer not to be tied to a computer... I'd much rather the camera could take stills at pre-selected intervals until I told it to stop. I'd also prefer the camera to stitch them together so I just had to download an mpeg movie from it, but I suspect that may be asking a lot frown

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 09-May-12 12:03:12
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Single frame at intervals from a second or so up to a few minutes should cover it. Keep going until I tell it to stop or it runs out of memory smile

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 09-May-12 12:19:32
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Does your DSLR not do that? Then use an editing programme to create the video ... I have done it several times using my Pentax and if I save as a medium quality JPG I can get a few thousand on the card.


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 09-May-12 12:31:16
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Does your DSLR not do that?
No; it's got a couple of continuous shooting modes (~3 or ~7fps) but they're not adjustable and you have to hold the shutter release down for as long as you want to shoot.

But I don't really want to mess about using the DSLR, all I want is a half-way decent camcorder that can take a still at presettable intervals without being tied to a computer, it's not a lot to ask is it? crazy

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 09-May-12 12:46:21
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a simple app on a smartphone might do what you want.
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