Whytecliff Bay Nature Time Lapse - Using Blink & GoPro HERO4 Silver

Whytecliff Bay Time Lapse - Using Blink & GoPro HERO4 Silver

by Todd M December 08, 2016

Whytecliff Bay Time Lapse - Using Blink & GoPro HERO4 Silver

Blink is amazing, but not as amazing as gravity! I’m sure when Otis Redding wrote the hit song (Sittin’ on) The dock of the bay, he didn’t intend to watch the “tide roll in” as a time lapse in 37 seconds, but that’s what CamDo is about… capturing unique footage!

The setup on this occasion was really straight forward. I used our DRY enclosure, V15, Blink and GoPro HERO4 Silver. I had my 7 year old son attempt to set it up, and with a little guidance he was able to! Mounting the camera and securing the enclosure were done fast, including framing the shoot. In this case, I used the display on the camera as it was accessible. If it wasn’t, then I would’ve used the native GoPro app over WiFi to ensure we had the best frame. Obviously my son didn’t know how to connect Blink to my iPhone, but once I had done that, he did the majority of the time lapse configuration. We also have a “how to” video here.

The seasons change pretty quickly here, so once again I didn’t get to leave my GoPro out for a long term time lapse, but I will next summer for sure using our solar enclosure system. This shoot was my early attempt at using Blink and GoPro for the Holy Grail of time lapse, being day to night mode. As you can see towards the end of the clip, it handles the change in light levels relatively well, despite it wasn’t changing modes on the camera. I did not leave it out long enough to test. Furthermore, this was the GoPro HERO4 Silver, and the HERO5 Black was released just after this was shot, so I’m really keen to see how it performs in parallel with Blink’s scheduling which can change modes of the camera at set times.

After 8 hours, I went back to collect the set up. The next day I showed my son the post production tools. I showed him how easy it was to play around with frame rates, and remove the fisheye view. When this timelapse was stitched, I used GoPro Studio. Since then, GoPro has released several software solutions following their recent acquisitions lead by the exceptional CJ Prober, Senior Vice President of Software and Services. The latest version of Studio includes a version of the new software Quik. We will take a look at these new software solutions in future blog posts.

So here it is! Bring back summer ;(

 

Equipment used:

  • Blink 2 minute interval
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver
  • DRY enclosure
  • V15 Battery
GoPro settings:
  • Single photo
  • Protune off (factory settings)

 


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Todd M
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