How To Setup A Time Lapse

How To Setup A Time Lapse In Your Camera

To create a time lapse for your camera follow the instructions below: 

Firstly, to get the most out of your snapshots you will need to increase the resolution and quality within the camera setup menu.

Open the camera up on your computer through Desktop Access using the web browser you prefer.

Login to the camera.

Select ​Setup​ in the top right hand corner of the screen.​

Select the ​Camera​ tab on the left nav pane.

Select ​Video​ below the camera tab.​

At the top of the screen you will see ​Video / Snapshot / Overlay / Path​. 

Underneath the four tabs you will see "Mainstream."

Find ​Resolution​ and twiddle the down arrow then select 1080P (1920*1080)​.​

This will force the snapshots to 1080p resolution.

At the bottom select ​Save​. Then go to the top and select ​Snapshot​.​

​Notice the "Image Size" is now set to 1080P (1920*1080).

​Find ​Quality​ and twiddle the down arrow, select ​6 (Best)​ for the highest quality image the camera can produce.​

Find ​Interval​, beneath quality. Twiddle the down arrow and select ​Customized​. Now below that you will find an interval field.​

​You may use an interval from 1 second up to 50,000 seconds, per snapshot that's taken.

1min = 60s
5mins = 300s
10mins = 600s
30mins = 1800​s​
60mins = 3600s

​Select ​Save​ at the bottom to confirm the changes.​

Now navigate to ​Storage ​to the left on the nav pane and select​ Schedule​ beneath the tab.​

At the top of the screen you will see ​Record Schedule / Snapshot Schedule / Holiday Schedule​.​

Select​ Snapshot Schedule​.​

On the right select the upper most ​Setup​ button.​

Check the ​All​ box located on the left of the "Setup" window, or set the schedule to a single day or set number of days to your preference.​

Then fill in the fields below, up to 6 periods can be adjusted, for the time according to the preferred time lapse. After you've specified a time, check the ​General​ box on the right of the designated period.​

At the bottom of the "Setup" window select ​Save​.​

Once again select ​Save​ at the bottom of the Snapshot Schedule screen.​

​I understand the tediousness of this setup as it was not necessarily designed for time lapses through an easy process. You are almost done!

Select the ​Storage ​tab again on the left hand side of the screen and then select ​Destination​.​

At the top of the screen you will see ​Path / SD Card / FTP / NAS​.​

Select ​Path​ and on the right side you will find ​Snapshot​ with a table beneath it.​

Within the "Event Type" column, find "SD Card." Within this row check the box for ​Scheduled​.​

Lastly, select ​Save​ at the bottom of the screen.

​Now the process in which the time lapse you've created will begin.

Once you've given the camera ample time to complete your time lapse, you can simply access the SD Card using your computer navigate through each folder and you will find each set of shots saved to the card in independent folders correlating to a particular minute within each hour. Opening the image you will find it saved as a .jpeg and at the resolution 1920x1080.


If you are looking for the SD Card management screen and want to see how to format the SD Card or view the remaining available space see below:

Select the ​Storage ​tab on the left hand side of the screen and then select ​Destination​.​

At the top of the screen you will see ​Path / SD Card / FTP / NAS​.​

Select ​SD Card.​ If the SD Card is inserted it will be displayed within this table, from here you can Format the card and assign different attributes Read vs Read & Write, etc.

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