Timelapse test 2

This is my second timelapse video. It's made of 393 pictures that I shot on my Canon 550D with the aide of my cheap timer remote control. I think the quality of this video is much better than in my first one. That's because this time I set the ISO to 100 instead of leaving it in automatic mode. What I really don't like is that all the thin lines look interrupted. I think this has to do with the resize filter (nearest neighbor) that I used to convert the video to 1080p.

Here's some data from the video:
cam: Canon 550D
lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
settings: manual mode, 36mm, MF, f/4.0, ISO 100, 1/2500s, picture size small
production: interval 10s, 393 pictures, 24fps, 1080p


Another thing that I had to deal with this time was the flashing overheating icon on the display of my 550D. It occured after only 250 shots! So I do really recommend to place your camera in some shade or make shadow with some objects before you start the shooting. The low battery icon was also flashing on this shoot, but the camera still had enough power to finish the shooting.

Here are some pictures of my setup and the flashing icons on the display (shot with my 1st gen. iPhone).

As you can see nothing special. Kit lens, cheap timer remote cord from China and an old tripod I got for free ;)

I hope this was helpful.




  1. Hey,

    Thanks for the breakdown on your setup - I'm very new to time lapse photography, and I was wondering how the remote cords works?

    Thanks, and keep up the great vids!

    Oh, I found this site through Vimeo.

  2. Hi Jacob,

    working with the timer remote cord is really easy. Make your setting on the cam (manual mode), make your settings on the cord, plug it into the cam and press the start button, that's it ;)

    This is what you can set on the cord:
    delay - I don't set it because I don't need it
    lenght - I don't set it, because I make my settings on the cam
    interval - on this video I set it to 10 seconds
    number of shots - I do set it to infinity

    Hope this helps.

  3. Danke Laney ;)

    War eigentlich nur als Test gedacht, ein richtiges Timelapse-Video muss ich bei Gelegenheit noch zusammenstellen.


  4. Very nice! I just ordered the Shoot timer.