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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Aug 2015 1:22 p.m. PST

I would like to shoot time lapse photography of one of the multiday games I run at conventions. Can a GoPro do this? If not what else would do the job?

Stryderg16 Aug 2015 2:54 p.m. PST

This guy did it, and wrote a how-to. Recommend a large SD card, maybe more than one.

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Aug 2015 1:23 a.m. PST

It can be done with a laptop and webcam

I used this to take a couple of timelapse videos of a terrain build we did a while back scroll down this page and you'll find them:

CeruLucifus17 Aug 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

If you already have a digital camera, check its menu options. Some of them can do this. Basically you put it on a tripod and set it to take a shot every 30 seconds or every 2 minutes or whichever.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2015 5:28 a.m. PST

Stryderg's link has 'The GoPro shoots in 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 second intervals,' along with comments about free editing software.

Terry, are you wanting to do time lapse of the game itself? Manual shutter will mean you can click when view is clearest; automatic will have periods when someone's leaning over the table blocking the 'action.'

Now, if you want just a fast shot of the whole game, including players and spectators drifting in and out, set up the auto, and Bob's your uncle.


Lfseeney21 Aug 2015 4:41 p.m. PST

Also you can set the Go Pro to give control to a phone and use that to snap when you want as well.

I know it works with our Samsung S3 and S5, not sure if there is an IOS app.

It lets you control some functions and take pics as well as movies.

It would show you what your getting when you take it.

So you could ask at the end of each turn players step back, check to be sure it is good snap and then keep playing, or after each player's turn.

Useful when using the camera on a helmet or chest mount as well.

Good Luck, and please let us know how it turns out.

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