How to Shoot A Time Lapse Video Of A View

September 29th, 2008

Check out David Gibbons’s example, over at, of a time lapse video of Elliott bay in Seattle, that he shot with his D70, PowerBook G4, Nikon Capture.

What a great idea! I’m thinking that Canon shooters should be able to do this same thing with Canon’s RemoteCapture software. I’m going to try this out with RemoteCapture and my 1Ds this weekend and will report back. Anyone else for a time lapse shot?

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5 Responses to “How to Shoot A Time Lapse Video Of A View”

  • Time lapses can be a great touch. I really like the Canon G9’s ability to automatically do it as a video setting.

  • I did a time lapse once of my family setting up the Xmas tree while my wife was out of town. Shot it with my Canon G5 and the Canon software. It came out pretty good, and she got a kick out of it.

  • Brian- Now that you mention it I inadvertently got my G9 into “timelapse” mode last week only it was set to run faster that real time. It took me a while to get it back to normal… I’m going to go back to the manual and figure out how to set it to run slower than real time. That would be great to do timelapse shots without having to have a laptop as a controller.

  • […] post I did last week on David Gibbons’s example of a time lapse video of a view inspired me research the subject […]

  • Hi Larry,
    I thought I’d share a time elapse video I recently came across. It makes me want to take up the challenge of doing some time elapse projects myself. The link is:
    I’m not sure what equipment or techniques they are employing. It does demonstrate what can be achieved–which is quite awesome!

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