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We’ve gathered articles focusing on all things time lapse. We highlight a visually interesting astrophotography project, and note a few meteor showers this week that you can get out and capture. We feature an airport construction time lapse video, as well as a massive 8-year, 60+ camera time lapse project that monitors the Missouri River. And finally, we dive into the topic of construction project visualization—what it is and why it’s important.
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As we mentioned in last week’s in the summary from our time at the Advancing Construction Technology event, the need for greater visualization into projects was a recurring theme during our time at the event. This week, we wanted to explore this concept a little more in depth, especially as it relates to our long term construction time lapse offerings
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Have you been taking advantage of all of the tools we offer? From comprehensive time lapse guides to a time lapse calculator (our most popular tool) to how to videos to an SD card reader, we aim to arm you with the information and tools that will set you up for time lapse success. 
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I had the pleasure of traveling to the Yukon in search of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) awhile ago. Photos of this phenomenon are always pretty spectacular and I wondered if I could capture something similar but in time lapse format using my GoPro. As a backup I also packed my trusty Panasonic Lumix, a nice compact camera with all the requisite manual controls.

I had been wanting to put the latest CamDo UpBlink Time Lapse Controller (which was released earlier this year) through its paces in a more challenging environment and this was the perfect opportunity. We had recently iterated our successful outdoor solar enclosures so I also took one of these along to see what interesting time lapses we might be able to capture.

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Southern Illinois University student captures 6,000 images of leaves changing colors to create a beautiful macro time lapse featuring this natural process. In Illinois, the leaves of deciduous trees undergo a dramatic color change before fading to brown and dying. The process can take weeks, but Owen Reiser, a mathematics and biology student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, wanted to see the leaves change in a matter of seconds. “I was taking a field biology class and we were learning about deciduous trees,” he says. “I’ve been getting into wildlife photography and time lapse for a while, and I couldn’t find a time lapse of leaves changing color, so I just went for it.”

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Last week, we announced a pretty major update: BlinkX is now compatible with HERO7 and HERO6 cameras (in addition to HERO5). Now you can capture long term time lapse videos with the newest GoPro cameras. This was a major milestone for the CamDo Solutions team, as this has been a complicated compatibility update that has been in the pipeline for many months. I sat down with CamDo CEO, Todd McCann, to discuss this exciting update. 
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We talk a lot about creating construction progress videos. No matter what your role is within the project--builder, photographer, or principal--It’s a good thing to do for many reasons. With just a little extra planning and effort, you can make the footage you're already collecting work so much harder for you. Read on for the reasons that construction progress videos should be part of your project workflow. 
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Last week, we featured the transformation of the derelict Carmelite Convent into the Chichester Free School. The team at Metropolis Visual did so many things right on this project. Not only did they create a stunning video highlighting the project, but they also created progress videos to allow the public to follow along with the progress.
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CamDo customer Tomas Jurjonas of Metropolis Visual recently shared this 18-month Chichester Free School construction time lapse footage with us. The project was a demolition of the now derelict Carmelite Convent in Chichester, UK in order for the building restoration/construction of the Chichester Free School. And we’re not sure what we love more: the beautiful footage or the story of how it came to be.
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While time lapse photography can be easy, there are links in the chain that need to be considered. There are a few common mistakes that can ruin a project, if you’re not careful. Here are four of the common long term time lapse mistakes to avoid to ensure successful projects.
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The wait is over. We announced that UpBlink was coming back in December. And now, it’s available for Pre-Sale. Our aim is to help streamline your long term time lapse workflow. And with UpBlink, we have! Now, get automatic image upload and remote site monitoring with UpBlink.

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We love seeing customers successfully using our products for winter time lapse in the extreme cold. Nichaolas Holshouser recently sent us this beautiful time lapse. He captured it in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina at 6,000 feet in elevation along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It covers January 20-21, during the eclipse. Temperatures dipped into the single digits (5F/ -15C as the low). The time lapse kit had already been in the field for two weeks prior to this.
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