The b(ack)log

Time goes by so slowly

This weekend I went camping at Cajon del Maipo and took the opportunity to make a timelapse video! Here are the results:

I used a Canon PowerShot A550 loaded with CHDK. I set the time delay to 10 seconds and left the camera mounted to the steering wheel of a car. Afterwards I used ImageMagick to scale all the images, and FFMPEG to put them together as a video.

Lessons learnt:

  1. 10 seconds was way to long for the conditions – clouds are moving too fast and the light differs significantly from one frame to the next.
  2. The steering wheel is not the best place to mount a camera in the car – can you see the dash reflecting in the windscreen in the video?

Well, until next time!

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