Just another test of the Go Pro HD Hero features. This time it’s the Time Lapse function.
Shot overlooking the Plaza as the sun went down at 2 second intervals. The finished result was a little short (1 minute = 1 second) so I slowed it by 50%. Would have been smoother to shoot at 1 second intervals and render at 30 FPS, but that’s a lesson learned.
One thing to note is that the time lapse shoots at full photo resolution (5MP) rather than at a video resolution (1080p or 720p) so each image is around 2Mb. I would like to see an option to shoot at the lower video resolutions to save card space on longer time lapses, but I expect that I’ll have to just buy more memory.
It does however handle low light a LOT better than video due to using longer exposures. Low light on videos is a weakness of the camera, but not something that most people should be too concerned with.