Timelapse with Camalapse

January 23, 2012

Timelapse is a realm of photography I’ve started to get into over the past 6 months or so – and it’s a weird, technical, artistic world indeed.

Mostly, I’ve been using my GoPro Hero HD. It’s got a built in intervalometer, is easy to setup and easy to use

Example:
Shot with my fun GoPro Hero HD, stuck to my deck door with the suction mount. A gorgeous sunrise over the snowy morning. Enjoy!

To get some more animation in a timelapse, it’s handy to have some way to move the camera, and a slider or other mechanical systems can run to many hundreds of dollars.

Enter, the Camalapse.

Camalapse timelapse device

This is basically an egg timer. However, it has a custom shell (and doesn’t “ding”) with markings and tripod mounts, and like any kitchen timer, it’s good for a one hour, full 360 revolution. Happily though, they have marked it up in 15min increments if you want to do something a bit shorter, or don’t need it to rotate the full 360.

It has a standard tripod screw on the top, and socket on the bottom – one dissapointment was that these are both plastic, so don’t over tighten them in case you screw up the threads.

Camalapse tripod mount

So, how does it work? Exactly as you’d expect! I took this quick video this morning – camalapse on my desk, one hour, 360 degree rotation

I’m pretty happy with it – I can find uses at events, and shows I photograph to get some neat fusion video. For the $25 it’ll run you, it’s a nice, neat tool. It can be stacked on top of another camalapse too for some more neat effects.

Points to note:

It’s only capable of holding a small camera (no DSLRs)
It’s pretty light weight itself.
Plastic threads, don’t over tighten.
Not programmable or adjustable – 1h = 360degree, or variations up to that.
It’s dirt cheap. Enjoy.

Get your own here!

http://www.camalapse.com/



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