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RaspberryPi Zero Timelapse

June 25, 2017 — Krzysztof Jankowski


I finaly dicover the perfect use for my Zero. I want to build the ultimate timelapse device.


It will have:

  • moving arm
  • infrared camera 5MP
  • scripts to automate the process

For now I'm working on the timelapse workflow. I'll have the moving arm in few weeks.


I ducktaped the camera to window and power up Raspberry with good power bank. Cron is runing script at each reboot. by James Moore

I leave the Pi computer for and hour and then grab all images it takes.



Then I use to make a 2K video file.

ls *.jpg > list.txt mencoder -nosound -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:aspect=2.39/1:vbitrate=8000000 -vf scale=2048:858 -o timelapse.avi -mf type=jpeg:fps=24 mf://@list.txt

There's always room for image quality improvements. LightWorks is perfect for this.



Final Videos

Tags: raspberrypi, photography, video