Time Lapse

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Find out actual event duration, desired interval for time lapse and more.



Say you have a 10 second clip taken at a time lapse interval of 3 seconds. How long is that in real life? Assume the industry standard playback frame rate is 24 fps [1]



If you select 'event duration' - the calculator will produce the actual recording time. That recording time is 12 minutes of real-life action. This is useful for documenting build tasks by capturing time lapse to produce the actual time taken for build steps.


  • Note that Akaso v50 Pro action cam is somewhat unintuitive in clip shooting. You can set time lapse to 1 shot per second. You can capture at 60 fps and 30 fps. The fps will determine the clip length at the end. If the shooting is at 30 fps, then a 1 minute timelapse will take 2 seconds of playback. If it was shot at 60 fps, a 1 minute recording will take 1 second to play back. This is clear by putting in the corresponding values in the time lapse calculator above.

Howtos on Related Topics

  • Pro timelapse on Linux - [2]
  • How to deflicker a timelapse - [3]
  • High Dynamic Range photos - [4]. Would be great for night-day pictures. Darktable processes HDR.
  • Why good lenses are important - [5]

Time Lapse Cameras

  • Olumpus - $500 - only 999 frames - [6]
  • Brinno - 80 day bat life - [7]

Low Light

  • High dynamic range occurs with full frame sensor. See sensor size - [8]. DX is 24mm, FX is 36 mm.