This Simple Device Makes Glorious Timelapses Easy, Even At Night

If the term intervalometer leaves you scratching your head, but you have the perfect idea for the next viral timelapse video, Brinno's here to help. The company's new TLC200 Pro makes creating timelapses as easy as using a point-and-shoot camera. And thanks to a relatively large, extra-sensitive 1/3-inch sensor, it will capture beautiful results even when left filming over night.

And instead of assuming you know how to convert thousands of JPEG images into a video, the TLC200 Pro automatically compresses the timelapse into a single clip so it's easy to immediately upload. With a resolution of 1.3 megapixels we're not talking full 1080P HD quality here, but a minor step down to 720P which is more than adequate for the amateur timelapser. And on a set of four AA batteries it's promised the camera can capture up to 240,000 frames at a two second interval.

Pricing for the fixed-lens version of the TLC200 was just shy of $US300, but since the new Pro model allows you to swap in alternate lenses for a different field-of-view, depth-of-field, etc. you can probably expect to pay a little more of a premium once it's available.

[Brinno via Damn Geeky]


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    The video quality looks kinda terrible?

      I think it is very beautiful HDR Time Lapse video and devices for TIme Lapse. You can research their information on the internet.

      win an HTC One From Gizmodo.

    At that price it's within reach as a Christmas present.

    (I wonder though if my Nikon DSLR on a tripod might be able to achieve the same thing? I will have to re-read the instruction manual.)

      All you realistically need is a remote switch. Youtube it! They're quite a lot of fun to create.

      $360 for a D3100 Nikon 18-55 kit combined with a $40 intervalometer and you're away

        Brinno TLC200 Pro built with high performance HDR image sensor, High Dynamic Range allows you take beautiful time lapse video even against strong light! Ultra-High Pixel Size allows you take clear time lapse video even in a low light environment!

        The “Pixel Size” and the Stunning HDR Time Lapse camera
        HDR is not the God to the photography, but barely…the HDR photo of the Himalayas –the nearest god’s place

        What is HDR Photography?
        HDR is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to capture a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard

        The Amazing HDR VIDEO fireworks
        footage

        The Brinno TLC200 pro

        “Pixel Size” matters
        Did you hear about the HTC One’s fancy new “UltraPixel Camera”? HTC touts the camera as an end to the “megapixel wars.” UltraPixels! Revolution! And, yes, the technology sounds very promising, but, uh, wait a second, what is an UltraPixel anyway?

        HTC’s new phone only has a 4-megapixel camera, and that could lead people to think it’s inferior to the (roughly) 8-megapixel cameras on competing phones like the Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5. Indeed, huge megapixels counts have long been used to trick customers into thinking that one camera is more sophisticated than another. The solution? Rewrite the language? Or maybe just confuse people more with another meaningless term.
        …meant to highlight that the HTC One’s camera sensor has “bigger pixels“…Same thing here_Brinno TLC200 Pro which means a whopping 4.2 micro Meter pixel size( the HTC one mobile phone is 2.0)

        Time Lapse Photography
        If you’re not familiar with timelapse videos, you’ve probably already seen them but just aren’t aware of it. With timelapse photography, you can take sequential photos captured over a period of hours and compress them into a video of only a few minutes in length – this allows you to see a slowly changing scene at a much faster pace and can open up a whole new world of photography to you.

      Three step you can have Time Lapse video. I had Brinno TLC200 before. I cannot wait to buy TLC200 Pro

    Despite it's low resolution (or perhaps, because of it), this has one huge advantage over DSLR methods of time-lapse capture. ...on a set of four AA batteries it’s promised the camera can capture up to 240,000 frames at a two second interval.

    If that's true, this thing will chug along for more than 5 days on a single set of batteries.
    Truely astounding.!

    Or maybe just a typo? ;)

    Last edited 14/05/13 10:17 pm

    Will need a stealthy position making sure no one steals it!

    Never tried timelapse photography, so this is a welcome entry level gadget!

    I want the #HTCOne for its: Camera Quality

    At $300 this would be a good entry level into time lapse photography. Especially if you don't already have a DSLR.

    I want the #HTCOne for its: Design

    Was hoping for some robotics here to get some nice panning or tilting, for $300 this is a good standalone product.

    I want the #HTCOne for its: Camera Quality

    For 3 years I've had a JVC Camcorder that does the same job in HD including creating a video file.

    The Go Pro also takes some quality time lapse and serves plenty of other uses as well. Turning the images into a video file is an easy process.

    This device doesnt seem all that special to me.

    it's the point and shoot version for mass consumers. perhaps ideal for streaming low quality video to gadgets such as Glass :)

    I want the #HTCOne for its: Design

    It is true.

    My TLC was very power saving. It was amazing product I saw.

    I think Amazon USA start pre order now.

    http://www.amazon.com/Brinno-TLC200-PROHDR-Waterproof-1-44-Inch/dp/B00CBNZC2K/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368558987&sr=1-10&keywords=TLC200+PRO

    Brinno's cameras are awesome! I bought my TLC200 from the Robosnap webstore, www.robosnap.com.au - I asked them about the Pro version and they said it was coming soon, they are an Australian, family owned business, offering some of the best prices in Australia, and I got it very fast.
    Highly recommended!

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