Brinno Timelapse Camera

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.27.30 AMFor the last few days I have been working with a new time-lapse camera called Brinno. The Brinno camera is a self contained camera with the main purpose to create time-lapse video.The particular model of brine I am working with is intended to be a construction camera.

Brinno has been a recognized leader in Time-Lapse Cameras. With the industrial-Grade professional construction camera, BCC200, a wire-free, weatherproof camera bundle, offers quick and easy installation, without cumbersome wiring or power requirements. It illustrates the entire project, no matter how many days, months, or years taken, in few minutes instant HDR time-lapse video which presents the project with a high publicity factor on project and marketing management.

The camera is quite easy to setup and configure for the particular need that you want to capture.  You set the camera to take a photo at a particular time intraval and you set the frame rate of the final video the camera creates from the photos.

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.27.19 AMThe example below was taken with a 20 sec image intraval and the final video was created at 15 frames per second.  SO the video takes 3 photos per minute and uses 15 photos, or 5 minutes of time to create 1 second of video.  The video is created automatically in the camera.  Unfortunately, it creates a windows AVI video but iMovie can import and convert it to video you can then edit.

Overall, I was quite pleased with the result considering the limitations of the capture such as a cloudy cold night and the capture being done in the city with quite a bit of ambient “city” light.  I also used a UltraWarmer warming pad around the camera to prevent the condensation but unfortunately it did little good.

I will be continuing to work with this in the hopes of being able to get more comfortable with the settings.

Control tour DSLR from your Phone with TriggerTrap

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 11.30.36 AMMost people that have a DSL our camera Love to take creative photographs. Today’s cameras have so many built-in features it makes them difficult to learn to use and even harder to take those special creative shots. But what if you could use your iPhone or android phone to set up the photographic shot that you want to take?

TrigerTrap is an application for the iPhone or Android Phone that lets you setup specialized shots from your DSLR.  The app lets you do shots like:


  • Timelapse Mode
  • TimeWarp™ Mode
  • Sound sensor Mode
  • Shock & Vibration sensor Mode
  • LE HDR Mode
  • LE HDR Timelapse Mode
  • DistanceLapse™ Mode
  • Cable Release Mode
  • Star trail Mode
  • Bulb Ramping Timelapse
  • Wi-Fi Slave Mode
  • Wi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap Mobile

It gives you the ability to compose to you want to take on the phone and then execute them on the camera. It can use sensors on the phone to set the camera off. For instance, you can set the phone to take a photograph every 200 feet that you have moved. If you’re driving in the car, the camera will go off using the GPS from the phone to determine in his move those 200 feet. You can also set up things like forcing the camera just go off whenever here’s a sound. You might want to set the camera to take a shot whenever he hears thunder but delay that shot A period of time to ensure it sees the lightning in the sky.  There are many different options you can do.

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 11.20.17 AMTo make this happen you download the free app from the app store or the Google play store.  But you need a specialized cable to connect from the headphone jack on the phone to the cameras remote-control. These cables are available from the company’s website for about $30.

If you’re looking for ways to set up interesting photographs with your DSLR, Take a look at TriggerTrap.  Since the app is free you can download it and look at the possibilities before ordering the cable for your particular camera.