My Equipment

Canon 60D

For anyone just starting time-lapse, I strongly suggest limiting your purchases until they’re needed.  I started time-lapse in 2009 with a well-worn Powershot camera and whatever free software I could […]

Construction Time-Lapse Options

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I’ve never attempted a long construction project time-lapse, but it’s one of the questions I’m asked the most. I’ve found a few ways others have approached this challenge and included […]

My Equipment 2012

Canon 60D

It’s been a while since I listed exactly what I’m using for time-lapse. So, after a couple requests, here it is. I’ve used Amazon affiliate links because I bought most […]

How to Use VirtualDub Deshaker

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What is Deshaker? Deshaker is a filter for the video editing program VirtualDub that reduces unwanted motion in your videos.  It can be used in any video with distracting camera […]

How to Make a Picasa Time-Lapse

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Picasa, Google’s free picture editor, is one of the easiest ways to create free time-lapse videos even though it lacks many advanced photo and video editing features. My step-by-step tutorial […]

QuickTime Pro Time-Lapse Tutorial [video]

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This video is an update of the original, written post below. Go full screen HD for detail. Related Links QuickTime Pro download: Windows Mac Vimeo compression settings —————————————————————– Often mentioned […]

Dark Frame Subtraction


When I began taking long-exposure photos of the night sky last year, I noticed that any shot over three seconds required an equal amount of time before the camera was […]

Webcam Capture – CamStudio

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I recently posted about making a webcam time lapse from a photo feed found on the internet.  The method I used in that post involved using a piece of free software […]

Make a Webcam Time-Lapse


Since I began making time lapse videos, I’ve occasionally come across a high quality webcam feed on the internet and thought that it would make a great time lapse video. […]

HDR Time Lapse – overview

Love it or hate it, HDR photography is here to stay. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a fairly new method of merging different exposures of the same photo in order […]

Using VirtualDub for Time-Lapse


  Bam! Open VirtualDub and you’re immediately hit with one of the most desolate user interfaces around.  There’s no flashy logo or timeline, just a wall of gray.  You’d be […]

Hack Your PowerShot With CHDK


One of the best reasons to use a Canon PowerShot camera for time lapse videos is the CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) firmware addon. This free piece of software increases […]