March 25, 2024


It is March 25, 2024. A cloudy day in Tucson with a mild threat of rain and showers. I decided to try an experiment.

I have a Canon R5 mirrorless camera. My book tells me it will do everything necessary to generate a time lapse video! I set up my Camera with the 24-105 lens on my porch. The porch affords protection from possible rain.

For the first video, I set the lens to 24mm and aimed east. I set it up to take 720 images at 10 second intervals and start it up around 12 noon. 2 hours later it is done, and the SD card has an MP4 file on it -- 260 megabytes worth, and it plays in 24 seconds.

For the second video I aimed south and zoomed in on one cloud that was rapidly developing. I took 320 images every 6 seconds. This yielded a 120M file that plays in 10 seconds.

This is simply a proof of concept exercise, framed to have as much sky as possible. So, the saguaros are leaning, as is the pillar for my porch.

I have no trouble using the chrome browser to view this, but if you (dear reader) have problems -- or success -- I would be happy to hear about it. I am surprised at the amount of cloud motion. Nothing was noticeable just setting up the shoot.

Have any comments? Questions? Drop me a line!

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