Lately I’ve been on a time-lapse kick with my GoPro. Not sure why I’m obsessed with them right now but I am. I’ve recorded a lot of clouds, shadows, and a few other things. The settings I observed that work best are as follows:
Device: GoPro Hero3
Clouds: 1 pic every 5 seconds
Shadows: 1 pic every 10 seconds
Rivers/water: 1 pic every 5 seconds
People: 1 pic every 2 seconds
You will need at least a total of 210 frames to make a 7 second video (30 frames = 1 second), so make sure to do the math on how long you’ll need to record to get 210 frames, more or less depending on what you want. If you’re shooting 1 pic every 5 seconds, that’s 12 frames per minute which means for a 7-second time-lapse video, you’ll need to record for 17.5 minutes (210 frames divided by 12 frames a minute = 17.5 minutes).
If you’re recording a frame every 10 seconds, it’ll take longer to get a 7-second video. The math works out to be 35 minutes of record time.
Here’s a few of the time-lapse shots I’ve recorded recently.
-Out of the Wilderness