Today’s post is one that many, if not most, will wish they had glanced over and then moved on to a different page on the Internet. This post is going to explain the technical information I have realized when attempting to learn time-lapse photography with a GoPro camera. Following are the basics of today’s effort:
- Total Ride Time: 30-45 Minutes,
- Frame Grab Rate: One frame every 10-seconds,
- Shooting Parameters: 1080P/30/Wide
After recording the video frames I then put together a “movie” at a rate of one frame every .15-seconds. When I played the movie back, it seemed as if the video was shoot at low quality – without much detail or sharpness on anything other than my bicycle handlebars.
I then adjusted the duration from .15 to .35 for each frame. I thought the slightly more than doubling of duration may have allowed the video to appear sharper. However, I can’t really tell much difference.
When I test again I will record a frame every 5-seconds to see if that creates a smoother, sharper video.
View the comparison videos here:
Tripoli to Sweet Marsh and Back in 18-seconds (.15 duration of each frame)
Tripoli to Sweet Marsh and Back in 53-seconds (.35 duration each frame)