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ShadowPeo

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to achieve a time lapse with a long interval period (I am thinking 30 minutes to several hours here) I have a need to photograph a time lapse that will run a number of weeks (anything up to 6 months for this project) and ultimately be output to a 1080P video. The use case has constant access to power where it is going to be so battery is not 100+ required. I will cull the night shots automatically after the fact so that is neither hear nor there

 

Any suggestions welcolmed

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cskenney

Is the camera going to be inside where it is protected or outside?  Could the camera be controlled remotely by a PC so that the PC is determining when the picture is taken?

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Dave

I am doing my all day captures with a cheap action cam. I use power when I can and external battery when I'm not near an outlet. I've done a few in the waterproof case too.

You can buy fancy time lapse camera or get a cheap 1080p action cam, or two. iPhone works very good too.

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ShadowPeo
2 hours ago, cskenney said:

Is the camera going to be inside where it is protected or outside?  Could the camera be controlled remotely by a PC so that the PC is determining when the picture is taken?

Inside in a semi-temperature controlled environment. Had thought about using a Raspberry Pi or similar but then I would have to buy one and then I may as well buy one of the proper time-lapse cameras or GoPro controllers. I thought about using an old iPad that I have access to, but then I may get burn in on the screen

 

2 hours ago, Dave said:

I am doing my all day captures with a cheap action cam. I use power when I can and external battery when I'm not near an outlet. I've done a few in the waterproof case too.

You can buy fancy time lapse camera or get a cheap 1080p action cam, or two. iPhone works very good too.

 

I had thought about that, but unfortunately, the GoPro does not have a long enough elapse period, it does 60 seconds max, whereas I want 30 minutes or an hour (most likely an hour as its going to be a long slow process that is being documented with little change between the shots)

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Dave

Ok.  Here are the other cameras I was looking at.  I found these guys at CES.  They have a lot of other gear too.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Brinno-BCC100-Lapse-Construction-Camera/dp/B00EA1EODE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1509362203&sr=8-8&keywords=brinno

 

https://www.amazon.com/Brinno-TLC200-Lapse-Motion-Camera/dp/B01K3YNXAQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1509362220&sr=8-4&keywords=brinno

 

and

 

http://amzn.to/2z4hrbI

 

I didn't dig up the time lapse options on them but I was close to getting one to do mine.  I ended up just setting up every day and doing 5 second captures though.  It would have been fun to play with one of these though!

 

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ShadowPeo

I am wondering if I should give this a shot with the DSLR, I can do long interval time lapse with it but need the power adapter, either that or I can get the GoPro adapter :( was hoping to get out of this without spending money

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