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  • #14806
     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    hi all! who here has used a time lapse camera in their shop? any brand/model recommendations? I’d like to get one that can be paused overnight and that I can hang up high to capture a whole drop. I know Infinite Scenic was using one at one point, right?

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    #15420
     Anonymous

    Not a specific camera, but I’ve used some apps to create a time lapse of painting and building sets in the past with some success. I’ve used my laptop’s webcam with the Webcam Time Lapse app, and there’s also a smartphone app called Lapse that works pretty well. In both apps you can set the capture interval and frames per second in the rendered video. Both work pretty well, though are just limited by the quality of the camera on your phone/computer, so obviously lighting can be a problem.

    Worth checking out and testing as an alternative to buying a time-lapse camera.

    #15421
     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    DGreen wrote:

    Not a specific camera, but I’ve used some apps to create a time lapse of painting and building sets in the past with some success. I’ve used my laptop’s webcam with the Webcam Time Lapse app, and there’s also a smartphone app called Lapse that works pretty well. In both apps you can set the capture interval and frames per second in the rendered video. Both work pretty well, though are just limited by the quality of the camera on your phone/computer, so obviously lighting can be a problem.

    Worth checking out and testing as an alternative to buying a time-lapse camera.

    oh yeah, I’ve taken advantage of the timelapse setting on the iphone camera. however, I’m looking for something I can hang up high in the shop and just leave there for a couple of weeks while I paint a drop. I’ve seen things like that for construction projects, I’ll probably just find a cheap-ish one of those 🙂

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    #15422
     Angelique Powers
    • Experience: 20+ years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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    I ended up using a gopro attached to a ladder for my cloud drop timelapse. I just climbed up and turned it on and off at the end of the painting day and every couple of days we got the photos off just to make sure it did t overflow. Unfortunately I don’t think it was cheap (I had University resources to help)

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    #15423
     Jason Strom
    • Experience: 15-20 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    I upgraded a couple years ago with an automatic shutter release that I plug into my DSLR camera. It has a time lapse function on it. As long as you don’t move the camera, you can pause as much as you like. I had to pause often to download the photos. The memory card fills up fast. The last one I did was over a period of about 4 weeks.

    If I recall it wasn’t too expensive.

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