Explore the Possibilities
of Construction Time Lapse

What is Time lapse ?

What is time lapse? Often mistaken for sped-up video footage, a Time lapse video consists of multiple still photos taken at a preset time interval and merged together to make a video. Time lapse allows you to watch changes that occur over a long period of time into a video that is short and enjoyable to watch.

Instant Time Lapse

Time lapse dates back to the 18th century. It was a rough technique then and required a very specific skill set to manage. Fast-forward to today and creating time lapse videos no longer requires a complicated process to compress dozens of photos into one clip. Modern time lapse cameras allow for immediate automatically generated time lapse video right after you stop recording without any post-editing process. Simply, a click of the button and your time lapse video is already shareable to whatever platform you choose to broadcast.

Why Time Lapse in Construction

Time lapse is a perfect tool to chronicle an entire construction project in a delightful clip. By compressing months of work into a minutes-long video, time lapse can reduce the process of seeing what went into the project because that shouldn’t be the focus while your project is ongoing. As the saying goes, images speak louder than words, so let your time lapse videos tell the whole story of your construction project.

Time Lapse benefit in construction

Time lapse videos usually only last a couple minutes in length and the content highlights months of shooting despite the length of the video being much shorter. For construction projects that take several months to finish, a time lapse camera is a perfect tool to capture the entire evolution of the construction project. With the transformation of construction projects from start to finish, time lapse videos bring multiple benefits to the table for the construction community.

Enrich a compelling portfolio

Present past projects with Time lapse video, showcasing your professional capability in the construction process on whether it be subflooring, painting or simply managing the entire process from start to finish.

Assure milestone achievement

Time lapse videos keep track of a jobsites progress without missing critical milestones throughout the project and improve productivity to maximize limited resources when monitoring multiple projects.

Build company brand awareness

Distribute your Time lapse videos to various media outlets including publications and various social media outlets which will draw attention to your work and bring in new business.

What is Brinno Time Lapse ?

Brinno provides you with a truly worry-free Time lapse solution. Time lapse allows you to watch months of construction progress in a matter of minutes. Take a sequence of photos at intervals and schedule of your choice. Your camera will automatically stitch together your images and create a ready-to-view Time lapse video.
How to Record projects easily

With an intuitive layout from the user interface on the camera itself to the exterior housing that keep your cameras clean in most weather situations, you can now discard those old, outdated excessive steps and adapt to modern technology. No complicated setup before you start recording and definitely no post-editing after you’re finished recording. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply, press a few buttons (by following the quick start guide) and you can produce a ready-to-view time lapse video just like that.

How to Chronicle long-term project

Unlike some expensive, construction time lapse cameras in the market that are connected to a power supply 24-7, Brinno’s battery-powered time lapse cameras use industry leading battery saving technology. This allows you to sustain long term projects without any external power or changing of batteries. With the maximum battery life ranging anywhere from 99-400 days (depending on how often you take a photo), you don’t need to worry about batteries dying in the middle of a project. You can set it and forget it. Let your Brinno time lapse camera do all the work for you.

How to decide what time setting to use for your project

* This table is a general reference guide for amateur photographers (most of us) to understand how to set up our time lapse cameras easily, but please note that these are not the only settings our cameras are capable of. (Video length calculated under 30FPS.)

The difference in what capture interval you use for your project, will affect your time lapse video visually. The shorter time in between photos gives you a more detailed observation of the subtle changes. For longer projects, we suggest a larger capture interval rate in between photos. Please refer to the table below* to understand how to choose the best capture interval according to your project length.

How to set up your daily/weekly filming schedule

Schedule setting on a time lapse camera plays a significant role when dealing with long-term project shooting. The daily schedule allows the camera to work at specific times such as 08:00am - 5:00pm or 09:00 am - 9:00pm etc, it’s adaptable. The camera will remain asleep for the rest of the hours of the day so as to not fill your videos up with unneeded images. You can also choose to have your camera only take photos on specific days of the week, such as Monday to Friday etc. so again, you don’t fill up your video with images from the weekend when no one is at the jobsite.


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