This experiment was a manual, “poor mans” time-lapse. Time to do something more advanced.
Time for a true time-lapse. I now have a Canon PowerShot S50 that I can play with. I can mount it in a window and connect it to a computer. Through such a set-up I can program the camera to snap a picture every hour for one whole year. I also have a couple of potential locations with a more interesting view than my own. (More than 100 000 people have seen the view from my living room anyway! My last experiment was popular way beyond expectations…)
A camera, a computer and a nice view is not enough. That’s where you come in. The utterly intelligent readers of eirikso.com. These are my main questions:
There are several programs that can control the S50. I have found these:
Do you have any experience with any of these? Can you recommend other software? I have a dedicated computer for this project, so I can choose to run Linux if that helps…
Every hour for one year? Every half hour? etc… At some point I have to be able to discard the pictures that are taken during dark hours. In Norway this vary a lot. There are two possible solutions:
a) A table that controls the software so that it only takes pictures when the sun’s up
b) Software to extract only the pictures with a certain level of light during post production
All good advice appreciated! Preferably through comments on this post, but also through mail.