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Brinno Learning Series 1 - Choosing a Time Lapse Camera

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Brinno Learning Series 1 - Choosing a Time Lapse Camera

Time  lapse photography is a technique where the frequency at which images are captured, over time, is lower than used to view the sequence. When played at speed, the recorded time progresses fast.Why do you need a time lapse camera? Quite simply, to speed up time. From rolling clouds and 3D printing to a construction project, car restoration, family trip, research and more. The applications for time lapse are limited only by your imagination.Choosing a CameraDLSRs, action cameras, point and shoot cameras and smart phones are all capable of creating time lapse videos.Smartphones are very limited, battery life and storage...

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Brinno Learning Series Part 2 – Choosing a Capture Interval

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Brinno Learning Series Part 2 – Choosing a Capture Interval

The essence of time lapse video is the capture interval. This is the single most important setting when capturing any time lapse, regardless of camera. The capture interval is essentially predicting the future. Either you get it right or you don't, if you don't get it right you may not find out until it is too late. You want balance, too few captures and your video will be too short, too many captures and you will have an editing nightmare. Here are two common wrong scenarios we hear. Wrong Scenario 1) I want to capture a one year construction project...

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Brinno Learning Series Part 3 – Setting Your Capture Interval

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Brinno Learning Series Part 3 – Setting Your Capture Interval

In Part 2 we discussed how to choose the correct time interval. Now that you have a number (5 seconds, 10 minutes, etc.) let's get it entered into your camera and explain all of the time interval features.For the Brinno TLC200 Pro and TLC200 f/1.2 cameras, from the main status screen, press the Time button which will bring up the Time menu screen. Here you can scroll left or right through the preset options from ASAP to a capture every 1 Hour. Below is a section of the product manual which details the available options.ASAP refers to capturing a frame...

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Brinno Learning Series Part 4 – Camera Settings

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Brinno Learning Series Part 4 – Camera Settings

Let's run through all of the Brinno camera settings. This is a good basic reference with our own setting recommendations. Much of this information is similar between cameras. We have included actual menu images below the menu description, if your camera is not pictured the setting does not apply. Once you change a menu setting it will stay, even after a battery change.If you purchase a camera from us it will be shipped to you preset with the optimal settings to produce the best quality video. If you contact us before we ship your camera we are happy to customize...

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Brinno Learning Series Part 5 - SD Cards, Batteries & File Handling

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Brinno Learning Series Part 5 - SD Cards, Batteries & File Handling

Before starting your time lapse project there are a few things to take into consideration. What size and type of SD card you need, what batteries are best and a general knowledge of how files are handled. SD CardsBrinno cameras come with either 4 or 8 GB SD cards which are often adequate for a long term project. With a capture every 10 minutes, during working hours, a 4 GB card would last eight months. For many projects, you will want to capture more action, rather than elaborate on all of the scenarios, SD cards are inexpensive, pick up a 16...

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