Rat Rod: Time Lapse Construction

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

I never thought I would have any use for the time-lapse feature that’s built-into my Lumix camera. Then I meet a group of guys in Hood River, Oregon that asked me to record 30-days they had to build a Rat Rod car for a competition.

 

I went on-line and learned as much as I could about time lapse, set up a Panasonic Lumix G6 that was clamped to a support beam in their garage in Hood River and took over 14,000 images over a 28 day period. I set the camera to shoot a photo every two minutes. Twice a week I would go out and put in a new SD card

It’s easy to set up in any Panasonic Lumix camera that supports time-lapse. The directions shown in this video are for the Lumix LX100 but are the same for other Panasonic cameras.

 

I learned that the easiest way to assemble the images is by using Apple’s QuickTime Pro software for the Mac OS or Windows. (Tip: Mark shows hot to do it with oPanasonic cameras in the above video clip.) I found this tutorial on YouTube that explains the process. You can easily edit the finished time lapse video in QuickTime Pro or any video editing program.