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how much storage do the different time intervals take for photo lapse?

i have a gopro session 5 and im wanting to take over night time lapses from around 7pm to 8 am. i have a 32 gb microsd and am worried that the photo time lapse will take too long at shorter intervals. the ideal time interval is one every 2 seconds but im worried that this will use all of my storage before 8am.

 

my question is, how much storage do each of the intervals take up per hour?

 

another question would be what time intervals do you thik are the best for over night?


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Explorer
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Re: how much storage do the different time intervals take for photo lapse?

I don't have access to my files at the moment, but you should be able to take a few pictures and then check the file size (should be around 2-3mb). You will have about 30,000mb of usable space on a 32GB card, so you're looking at being able to capture somewhere around 10,000-15,000 pictures. With an interval of 2 seconds, you get 30 pictures a minute or 1,800 an hour. 10,000 pictures in a little less than six hours.

Interval is really dependant on what you are filming, how much change is taking place each minute, and how long you want the time laps playback to be. This is really just a preference thing so it's hard to give advice. You can always remove photos or adjust the playback speed, so it's generally better to error on too much than too little. One factor you can't get around is shutter speed. You'll want to do a few test shots. You want your ISO at the lowest possible value. If a 2 second shutter requires an ISO of 800, you're better off opting for a 5 second shutter and ISO400. I can't remember if the Hero5 Session allows a locked shutter at ISO100 but if it's available (remember you must lock the the shutter and ISO, not auto or max) then use ISO 100 or 200.

If you need to use a 5 second shutter to obtain the lowest ISO, this will effect your interval. The lowest interval you will be able to use is 5 seconds. An auto/continuous interval will work fine in this case.

I assume you are connecting to an external power source. These your camera and SD card running all night before you set out to do your project. You want to make sure everything is compatible and you don't get any overheating issues.

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Explorer
Posts: 10,934

Re: how much storage do the different time intervals take for photo lapse?

I don't have access to my files at the moment, but you should be able to take a few pictures and then check the file size (should be around 2-3mb). You will have about 30,000mb of usable space on a 32GB card, so you're looking at being able to capture somewhere around 10,000-15,000 pictures. With an interval of 2 seconds, you get 30 pictures a minute or 1,800 an hour. 10,000 pictures in a little less than six hours.

Interval is really dependant on what you are filming, how much change is taking place each minute, and how long you want the time laps playback to be. This is really just a preference thing so it's hard to give advice. You can always remove photos or adjust the playback speed, so it's generally better to error on too much than too little. One factor you can't get around is shutter speed. You'll want to do a few test shots. You want your ISO at the lowest possible value. If a 2 second shutter requires an ISO of 800, you're better off opting for a 5 second shutter and ISO400. I can't remember if the Hero5 Session allows a locked shutter at ISO100 but if it's available (remember you must lock the the shutter and ISO, not auto or max) then use ISO 100 or 200.

If you need to use a 5 second shutter to obtain the lowest ISO, this will effect your interval. The lowest interval you will be able to use is 5 seconds. An auto/continuous interval will work fine in this case.

I assume you are connecting to an external power source. These your camera and SD card running all night before you set out to do your project. You want to make sure everything is compatible and you don't get any overheating issues.
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Posts: 10,934

Re: how much storage do the different time intervals take for photo lapse?

* Test your camera and SD card running all night... (phone auto corrected test to read "These")