Our customers tend to runlong term time lapse projectswith average durations of 6-12 months (or longer!). If you’re one of these people, you’ll likely experience the joys of dealing with the cold weather that accompanies winter months… and all of the challenges that come along with it. Here are the five things to consider when capturing time lapse footage during the cold winter months.
Time lapse is an incredible way to visually display progress. I think we can all agree on that. And progress is good, right? Not always. In the midst of another very active fire season, fires have been progressing rapidly due to high winds, an abundance of fuel (dead branches and leaves), and non-existent precipitation. And time lapse videos of some of the fires are popping up all over the web showing this progress.
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.
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.
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 latestCamDo 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.
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.”
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.
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.