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Longer Time Lapse intervals

Hi, I'd like to make a 2 month time-lapse construction video, and am considering using a Hero 6 Black. I plan to power this set-up externally and leave it running for weeks. From reading the camera instructions it appears the longest interval between shots is 60 seconds, but can be minutes in night lapse mode, and only in that mode.  

1. Is this correct?

2. If so, can I use night lapse mode during the day (ie. get short enough shutter speeds to cope with daylight scene, camera not facing sun)

3. What shooting paramaters will still be accessible, or limited? Eg. RAW?

Thanks

 

 


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Re: Longer Time Lapse intervals

Hello @matthewd106

 

Thank you for reaching out. Please see below for answers. 

 

  1. It is correct that the longest interval for Time Lapse Video and Photo is 60 seconds, and for Night Lapse photo, it is 60 minutes. 
  2. Yes, you can use the Night Lapse Photo mode for the condition specified. 
  3. When in Night Lapse Photo mode, the Protune controls/settings will still be available. The RAW feature will still be available but the Zoom, HDR must be off, and the FOV can only be set to Wide, and the Shutter setting must be at least 5 seconds. 

You can check out the manual  for other settings. Hope this helps. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

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Re: Longer Time Lapse intervals

1. This is correct. As long as you have Power and storage space, the camera will continue recording. Note: Heat can be an issue if the camera is not well ventilated and kept out of direct heat/sunlight.

2. The maximum shutter time is 30 seconds on the Hero6 Black Hero5 Black, and Hero4 Black/Silver. On the Hero5 Session, the maximum is 5 seconds. Intervals on all of the cameras can be set from Auto & 0.5 - 60 seconds.
https://gopro.com/content/dam/help/hero6-black/manuals/HERO6Black_UM_ENG_REVB.pdf

https://gopro.com/help/productmanuals

GoPro does not have a weatherproof battery bank. There are 3rd party products ( https://preview.tinyurl.com/y95d7vsm ) , but for your purpose you can just get a SuperSuit, the dive case for Hero5/6. Drill/cut a hole so that you can plug in the USB-C cable. then seal it with silicone. Run the other end to your power source and it should be fine. There are cheap skeleton housing available as well https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya3p6xzl .
The only issue with these cheaper housings is they don't require the protective lens to be removed which results in an extra layer of glass between the subject and lens.

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GoPro
Posts: 11,402

Re: Longer Time Lapse intervals

Hello @matthewd106

 

Thank you for reaching out. Please see below for answers. 

 

  1. It is correct that the longest interval for Time Lapse Video and Photo is 60 seconds, and for Night Lapse photo, it is 60 minutes. 
  2. Yes, you can use the Night Lapse Photo mode for the condition specified. 
  3. When in Night Lapse Photo mode, the Protune controls/settings will still be available. The RAW feature will still be available but the Zoom, HDR must be off, and the FOV can only be set to Wide, and the Shutter setting must be at least 5 seconds. 

You can check out the manual  for other settings. Hope this helps. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

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Tourist
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Re: Longer Time Lapse intervals

Hi Marius. 

Just to make sure I've got it right, would you mind confirming/checking the following about the GoPro Hero 6 Black? (or other models?):

1. There is no time limit on the recording length of a time-lapse (Assuming adequate power supply and memory card storage)

2. Night Lapse Photo mode can be shot at intervals measured in minutes, but the mimium shutter-open time is 5 secs, and there is no work-around to reduce this.

 

Also, does GoPro make or support any external weatherproof battery banks, or a housing with weatherproof usb-in?

Thanks again

 

 

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Explorer
Posts: 12,952

Re: Longer Time Lapse intervals

1. This is correct. As long as you have Power and storage space, the camera will continue recording. Note: Heat can be an issue if the camera is not well ventilated and kept out of direct heat/sunlight.

2. The maximum shutter time is 30 seconds on the Hero6 Black Hero5 Black, and Hero4 Black/Silver. On the Hero5 Session, the maximum is 5 seconds. Intervals on all of the cameras can be set from Auto & 0.5 - 60 seconds.
https://gopro.com/content/dam/help/hero6-black/manuals/HERO6Black_UM_ENG_REVB.pdf

https://gopro.com/help/productmanuals

GoPro does not have a weatherproof battery bank. There are 3rd party products ( https://preview.tinyurl.com/y95d7vsm ) , but for your purpose you can just get a SuperSuit, the dive case for Hero5/6. Drill/cut a hole so that you can plug in the USB-C cable. then seal it with silicone. Run the other end to your power source and it should be fine. There are cheap skeleton housing available as well https://preview.tinyurl.com/ya3p6xzl .
The only issue with these cheaper housings is they don't require the protective lens to be removed which results in an extra layer of glass between the subject and lens.