‘Drift’ time-lapse, using this cool little clockwork style gadget that pans a full 360 in 1 hour.
It’s got a 1/4 inch tripod mount top and bottom, so you can put pretty much anything on it. I have a little phone holder taken off a selfie-stick, which does a very good job. It’s handy and pocket size – for time-lapse on the go.
The Warwick market place museum is currently undergoing a refurbishment, and as such the team thought it would be a good idea to capture some of the work in Time-Lapse.
The team asked for some advice about cameras they could use, and what they should be considering when setting up their time-lapse projects. One of the key considerations was that they didn’t have readily accessible software or expertise, to turn an image sequence into a time-lapse video.
Finding an in-camera solution, led me to research the Brinno camera range and land on the TLC200 Pro as the best option. Ease of use, high dynamic range, compiled video files on an SD card – and very importantly a cost effective solution.
This video was shot as part of their testing and learning process, and I’m excited to see what they manage to capture as the refurbishment progresses.
Testing out the new Brinno TLC200 Pro time-lapse camera. A relatively inexpensive HDR (High Dynamic Range) time-lapse camera.
The TLC200 Pro is extremely easy to use, but does have some interesting settings you can play with. The main difference between this came and most other time-lapse solutions, (apart from the price – the Brinno comes in at a little under £200) is that this camera will process the still frames into a compiled HD AVI file, ready for playback – or upload to YouTube etc.
Most other solutions will capture a series of still images, and then it’s up to you to use some software to stitch everything together into your finished time-lapse file. Now professional photographers won’t go for this solution, because we like to get our hands dirty with all those image assets.
But for a whole load of users, and a lot of situations, the Brinno is perfect – the HDR feature really helps, bringing elements into range that would have been too dark, or burnt out, with other low cost cameras. So ideal for short outdoor events – it will run from 4 x AA batteries very happily for a very long time.
There’s plenty of scope in the settings, so if you buy the additional weather proof housing, you could leave it ticking away capturing a building site or similar for a number of months.<Ad:wedding dresses 2016>
I’ve tried a night time star field capture – but that was a bit rubbish, and no where near the quality from a decent SLR – so perhaps not for that. But otherwise, I’m pretty happy with it.