How To Use the Time-Lapse Feature on the Amcrest Cloud

The time-lapse feature allows you to review a large amount of footage in a short period of time by condensing motion in certain areas over long periods of time into short clips. This feature is available to continuous recording plan users. To purchase an Amcrest continuous recording plan, please click on the image provided below: 


Note: The timelapse feature allows the user to create a full timelapse with up to 90 days of timelapse according to your cloud storage plan. 

Step 1: Go to and log into your Amcrest Cloud account via a web browser to access the live feed for your camera. 

Step 2: Click on the options menu for your camera located near the timeline and click on Timelapse.


Step 3: To generate a time-lapse video, enter a start and end date in which the event occurred and then choose a time-lapse duration. The time-lapse duration is the length of time the generated video will be once it is viewed. The duration of the video can range between 10s, 30s, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes. Click Submit when finished. 

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Step 4: The time-lapse event will now be processed by the interface. To verify the status of your event, go to the Download menu. 


Accessing the Download Menu

Step 5: To access the download menu, click on the Settings option for your account and click on Settings


Step 6: In the Event Schedule area you will notice your time-lapse event is being processed. Allow the interface to finish generating your event and then click on Download. This will download the time-lapse event. 


The time-lapse event will download to your computer. The file will be downloaded in MP4 format to your device.

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