Timelapse vs video

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by izzikiorage, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    I've been shooting a lot of timelapse videos with my NEX6 and the timelapse app.

    I checked out similar apps on the iPhone and Android and they just shoot a continuous video and speed it up. Which my cam can do easily as well. So what is easier for the camera, shooting a 30 min video and speeding it up vs timelapse? Especially since timelapse usues up your shutter which has a finite no of cycles.
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    It makes sense to me that the video/speed up option would certainly be easier on the shutter mechanism. It's one of the reasons I've never shot time-lapse with my "real" camera, especially when there are so many good time-lapse apps for the iPhone. I just can't see using up my finite number of shutter activations that way.
  3. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Thats whats been my concern as well. So it might make more sense to just take a video and then speed it up in some editing software.