GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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It's cool to shoot a bunch of still images to create a time-lapse movie. GoPro makes the process easy, with a special mode dedicated to time-lapse capture. You can speed up the world at the interval of your choosing for fun, or study changing scene over time.

Shoot a sequence that shows a parade of commuters walking into the subway or fans filling a stadium, or record an expedited version of your child's Little League game. (Sometimes it's wishful thinking for a game to be that short.)

To make a time-lapse video, you need the following:

  • Proper settings: Make sure that your GoPro is turned to Time-Lapse mode and set to the desired interval.
  • Sturdy mount: Whichever mount you choose, make sure that it's sturdy and located away from excessive vibration.
  • Freshly charged battery: The GoPro's battery doesn't last long, so when you're running the camera for an hour or so, you're at risk of a battery failure. Also, consider using the Portable Power Pack to charge your GoPro during an extended time-lapse.
  • Something to help pass the time: Although time-lapse recording produces an exciting effect, creating that recording isn't too exciting. Depending on how long you plan to capture frames, bring along a book and maybe a chair. Come to think of it, bring a beverage and a snack, too.

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John Carucci is an entertainment news producer for Associated Press Television. He is the author of Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking For Dummies and Webinars For Dummies as well as other books on creative and nighttime photography. John has also contributed articles to American Photo, Popular Photography, and PC Photo magazines.

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