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Brinno Learning Series 1 - Choosing the Best Time Lapse Camera

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Brinno Learning Series 1 - Choosing the Best 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 with 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 with one...

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Brinno Learning Series Part 3 – Setting Your Time Lapse Capture Interval

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Brinno Learning Series Part 3 – Setting Your Time Lapse 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 6 - Mounting Your Camera

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Brinno Learning Series Part 6 - Mounting Your Camera

This is not only a tip but more a rule, you need a sturdy mount for any time lapse project. For short term work this could be a tripod or simply placing the camera on a windowsill, dashboard, fence post, etc.For long term projects your mount and what you are attaching the camera to are very important considerations. We have seen people go to great lengths to keep their cameras stable and secure. However, getting great results can be done at a low cost with a little planning. The first consideration is what you are mounting to (wood post, metal pole, etc.) You will...

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