Can You Achieve Long-Term Time Lapse With Your GoPro?

There are many ways to create time lapse videos using your GoPro over short or long periods. GoPros have programming systems that make your life easier with an automated frequency of shots and longer recording duration. 

The latest GoPro models have a wide range of features and functions that pack a lot of power in a small package.

If you’d like to know how long a GoPro can time lapse with the right settings and the highest quality, read on and find out.

Time Lapse with GoPro

There can be some power issues when it comes to long-term time lapse projects using GoPro. However, it is possible to adjust its processor and let it run longer with low power consumption. 

GoPro has full functionality that allows you to set the shutter time interval, increase the speed while maintaining high 4k resolution, and an easy setup method.

How Long Can A GoPro Time Lapse

The latest GoPro Hero9 allows you to set it up for up to a 60 minute time-lapse. As it is an action camera, you can rely on its ability to last long enough in smooth motions. Just ensure that the unit has enough memory available for the length of the presentation you want to create.

5 Time Lapse Ideas To Achieve With Your GoPro

#1 Sunrise or Sunset

The sky projects beautiful colors whether in the morning or the evening, making it a perfect time lapse subject. You can immortalize a precious natural moment to a video in just a few seconds. 

You can set up your GoPro with the following specific settings:

  • Time-lapse video mode with an interval of 10 seconds.
  • You have to set the shutter to auto and the capture interval to 10 seconds with the night time-lapse photo mode.

#2 Moving Clouds

When we look at the sky, we quickly have the impression that the clouds are still. However, you will notice their movement as they get prevailed by the wind towards various directions when using GoPro time lapse with the right settings.

For the settings, you can set the time-lapse with an interval of 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the speed of the clouds.

#3 Busy City at Night

If you live in the city, go out on the streets with your GoPro and appreciate its modern beauty at any time of day, especially when the city gradually lights up. Under these conditions, it is necessary to use the night time-lapse photo mode to create an exploitable timelapse.

Depending on the speed of the subjects, choose an interval of 2 to 5 seconds between each capture. Then, set the shutter to 2 seconds to capture as much light as possible with a clear time lapse video.

#4 House or Building Construction

Another time lapse to achieve with your GoPro is to film a building construction. GoPro time lapse mode allows you to create a condensed video for this type of subject.

Naturally, longer projects have more extended intervals. So, perhaps a baseline of intervals for construction projects should do the trick in helping you achieve the best time lapse.

For example, you can film a DIY room renovation and show its progress from start to finish. Let’s say it’ll take about one week to finish the project; it would be best to use an interval of 1 to 5 minutes. Projects that would take one to six months longer to complete should have a time lapse interval of 5 to 30 minutes. And for construction projects that would take six months to two years can be recorded with 30 to 90 minutes time lapse intervals.

These projects require a lot of power, so remember to plug in your GoPro to keep up with the action.

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#5 Starry Night

Thanks to GoPro’s incredible settings, it is possible to film a starry night. You can easily observe the movement of the stars. It is absolutely essential that your spot of observation is as less polluted as possible by artificial lighting.

You have two settings options available depending on the conditions:

  • 20 seconds in the presence of a light source in the landscape (i.e., moon, distant artificial light)
  • 30 seconds when there is no light, and you are in total darkness. 

Conclusion

You can definitely achieve long-term time-lapse recordings using your GoPro, as long as you ensure that you have enough memory and power to sustain the intervals, length, and quality of the project. If you are looking for something with functionality, you don’t have to wonder if GoPro devices have the best features for you. They can last just as long as how you expect them to and produce the best results possible.

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Fix Zoom Micro­phone Not Work­ing on Windows 10

There is nothing worse than not hearing what is happening during a video call, or other people on the network can’t hear you. After all, even a bad video call can turn a video call into a normal audio conversation, and frankly speaking, it is not the worst in the world. When making Zoom calls, there are often sound problems that can be easily solved. The following steps will teach you how to quickly diagnose and correct these problems.

While the exact process may vary slightly from one device to another, you may need to give Zoom permission to access your computer’s camera and microphone before making the first call. If you have problems with sound, you may have missed this step during setup, but don’t worry, it’s easy to fix! This is how it works on your Windows 10 computer.

Causes of Mic Not Working Issues on Zoom

If your microphone does not recognize the sound when using Zoom, it may be due to one of the following reasons:

  • Your microphone is off.
  • Your microphone is muted in your device settings.
  • The wrong microphone or speakers are selected when you zoom in.
  • The organizer of the meeting has disabled all other microphones.
  • Interference with other programs.
  • Hardware problems with the microphone.
  • Outdated device drivers.

Reboot the PC

This is often a temporary problem, and a simple restart will return the sound to your Zoom application.

  • First, close the Zoom app and open it again.
  • Check if the microphone is working.
  • If Zoom Audio is still not working, restart your computer.

Check the sound

You can test your video and audio before the meeting by joining the test.

  • When you first join a meeting, Zoom automatically tests your speakers. If you can’t hear the ringtone, use the drop-down menu or press No to change the speaker until you hear the ringtone. Click Yes to continue testing the microphone.
  • Zoom will then test the connected microphone to make sure others can hear you. If you can’t hear the sound, use the pop-up menu or press “No” to change the microphone until you hear the sound. Press “Yes” when you hear the reading.
  • Press “Connect to an audio computer” to complete the test and join the meeting.

Unmute your Audio

Sometimes there are no problems. It’s just that our microphone is off on the zoom and therefore not working. In this case a red line will appear on the microphone icon at the bottom of the Zoom application. Click on it to activate it again. You can also press the space key to activate the sound.

Change the microphone

You should also try to change the microphone used in the Zoom application. Before you join the meeting, do the following:

  • In the Zoom application, click the settings icon in the upper right corner.
  • Click the Audio tab on the left pane. Click the drop-down list next to the microphone. Change the microphone. You can also check this with the “Test microphone” button. If the sound works correctly, the progress bar next to the input level will change.
  • While in the meeting, click the small arrow next to the “Mute / Enable Sound” button on the bottom panel of the meeting screen. Select another microphone from the list.

iPod Touch: Jack of all trades, Master of none

I was startled yesterday. Standing in the overpriced audio cable section at Fry’s Electronics, I overheard a customer and a clerk (how could I not– they had walked right in front of me, blocking my view of the cable I wanted) discussing the cable needed for an iPod. The customer whipped it out of his belt holster to make his point, and there it was: An iPod Touch!

If you are anticipating that I’m going to describe my own interactions with this guy about how he likes it, is it cool, etc., you are going to be disappointed. The only reason I bring it up is that I’m stunned that anyone would buy one of these things.

I just read a commentary at TUAW taking a BusinessWeek review of the iPod Touch to task for just not understanding what the iPod Touch is supposed to be. TUAW says the lack of many iPhone features on the Touch are “an example of Apple keeping the iPod true to its primary function as a digital music player.”

Hmm. If I wanted to pay $300 for a digital music player, I would certainly expect more than 8GB of storage. My two-year old iPod can hold my 20GB music library, but even the $400 iPod Touch can’t.

It is clear that people who want an iPod whose “primary function” is being a digital music player will never buy an iPod Touch. The high-capacity iPod Classic is what they will want.

So what is the primary function of the iPod Touch? If you look at what has been added in comparison to pervious iPods, it is pretty obvious: The BIG SCREEN. The iPod Touch is for all those people who wanted to watch videos on their iPods, but that screen was just too small.

The only problem with perceiving the iPod Touch’s primary function as that of a video player is the same one with seeing it as a music player: Not enough storage capacity. Videos are way bigger than music, and you can’t fit very much of it on an 8GB iPod Touch.

The iPod Touch is a poor choice for a music player, a poor choice for a video player, and a poor choice for internet browsing and applications. It’s a crippled iPod Classic, AND it’s a crippled iPhone.

So in the end, the iPod Touch tries to be everything, and in the end fails at all of them… except the COOL Factor. it wins hands down on coolness. So if you want to spend $300 just look cool (and lke a person who can waste money), then the iPhone Touch is for you.

I’ll bet most iPhone Touch owners keep a large capacity iPod hidden somewhere that they use when no one is looking…