Timelapse Video

Timelapse Video

By: Mark Toal

The time-lapse functionality of your LUMIX camera gives you the ability to tell stories using time as a major element. Using a shoot in Hood River, Oregon to showcase this feature, Mark Toal explains how to utilize this setting as he helps record a thirty day timelapse of a Rat Rod car build for a competition.

I never thought I would have any use for the time-lapse feature that’s built-into my LUMIX camera. Then I meet a group of guys in Hood River, Oregon that asked me to record thirty days they had to build a Rat Rod car for a competition.

I went online and learned as much as I could about time lapse, set up a Panasonic LUMIX G6 that was clamped to a support beam in their garage in Hood River and took over 14,000 images over a 28-day period. I set the camera to shoot a photo every two minutes. Twice a week I would go out and put in a new SD card

It’s easy to set up in any Panasonic LUMIX camera that supports time-lapse. The directions shown in this video are for the LUMIX LX100 but are the same for other Panasonic cameras.

I learned that the easiest way to assemble the images is by using Apple’s QuickTime Pro software for the Mac OS or Windows. I found this tutorial on YouTube that perfectly explains the process. You can easily edit the finished time lapse video in QuickTime Pro or any video editing program.

View the original video here.