04-13-2019 02:53 AM
Hi, I am exploring the night timelapse mode in my Hero 7 Black and am wondering if the Gopro team has the intention to include shorter shutter speed of 1s and shorter interval of 2s in the future? At the moment, the shortest shutter speed is 2s and shortest interval is 4s.
04-13-2019 03:32 AM - edited 04-13-2019 03:33 AM
Actually, the shortest interval is Auto which takes a picture immediately after the last, so a 2 second shutter gives you about a 2 second interval (there is a slight delay while the camera processes the first image). Note: Auto Interval and Auto Shutter can give you an even shorter time interval.
As far as a shorter shutter, this is also accomplished through Auto, although it will generally opt for a longer shutter time in low light, especially if your ISO is too low. In Auto, the shutter will expose from 1/4096th of a second up to 2 seconds. So 1 second is in there, but depending on your ISO and available light, the camera might choose a faster or slower shutter based on the available light to the sensor.
04-13-2019 07:59 AM
04-13-2019 02:49 PM
@whiskertango, I agree with what has been suggested about setting the shutter speed to Auto. But in this case, there can also be a possibility that the camera will eventually set a faster shutter speed depending on the ISO and lighting conditions.
This is such an interesting situation. Motion blur on timelapse sounds really cool. However, 2s shutter speed in broad daylight will definitely give us overexposed footage -- even with ISO limit set to 100 (while EV adjustment is not applicable in this mode). Currently, the minimum shutter speed you can manually set is 2 seconds.
Perhaps, what I can personally suggest is to achieve this effect through post-processing. This will require some extra steps, but can also be another option to using ND filters.
Anyhow, let's see what other suggestions we can get from other users.
04-13-2019 07:59 PM
04-13-2019 09:37 PM