Timelapse Calculator

How to use the Timelapse Calculator

PhotoPills does not only allow you to figure out the exact date and time that magic scene with the Sun, the Moon or the Milky Way you've imagined actually occurs, but also helps you calculate every detail you need, timelapse settings included. 

Timelapse helps us understand the world by visually showing changes that we cannot normally perceive. Put all your efforts into the creative part, PhotoPills does all the maths and calculations for you.

This calculator will help you quickly compute parameters you need to collect sequences of still images to create time lapse videos like the following one: Ibiza Lights III by Jose A. Hervás.

When using the calculator, just choose what you want to calculate (shooting interval, clip length or event duration) and Introduce the settings you wish to use to make the Time lapse.

For example, if you want to calculate the shooting interval, these settings are: clip length, event duration, frames per second (usually 25 fps) and image size (MB).

The calculator will provide you with the shooting interval, the number of photos you need to take and the total memory usage.

This calculator is also available in PhotoPills app, extended with an useful table of recommended shooting intervals for many events.

PhotoPills' Timelapse calculator

PhotoPills' Timelapse calculator - interval table.

Finally, If you're interested in learning how to imagine, plan and shoot the sun, moon and Milky Way, take a look at the following How-to articles:

And, if you're looking for a software to edit your timelapse movies, we're using LRTimelapse.

It's amazing how it makes things much easy. We particulary love the "Holy Grail" workflow to create Night-to-Day and Day-To-Night transitions.  

How to embed the Timelapse Calculator on your website

Take PhotoPills’ Timelapse calculator calculator with you. Just copy the following lines and paste them within the code of your website, right in the place where you want to embed it: 

<div id="pptimelapse"></div>
<script src="http://photopills.com/widgets/pptimelapse.min.js" async></script>

The code will run asynchronously, without penalizing the loading time of your website.