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Old 03-08-2016, 06:51 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Wldrns View Post
My intent is not to make a "movie" out of long interval time lapse photos, but rather to capture representative sample images while paddling that will go into an edited slide show. My team and I have each taken many individual shots on four previous Yukon trips, and I have edited and put them together resulting in a pretty good slide show with narration and music that we have shown to paddling groups here and there.

But... since we are racing everyone feels guilty to stop paddling, even for a few strokes, to get their camera out, except for a few certain significant landscape features. Early in the race when competition is nearby and we are jockeying for physical and psychological position, there is no chance anyone is going to stop paddling for even single stroke, so I have no photos of that first full day portion of the race with other boats close to us, all paddling for all we are worth.

I just want to let the camera run in a relatively long interval to get several hundred random location shots that I can choose from during major portions of the 1000 mile race. I'll have a separate camera to infrequently manually use for those extra special location shots when I can afford to stop paddling for a brief time. But since the GoPro drains battery in interval mode as if it is always "on", it is not practical to carry enough batteries to last the majority of the 6 days.

Did you follow the links?

The first one is programable for intervals between 35 seconds to one week or more between shots. It turns on the camera in one shot mode and captures a still, then shuts down the camera… it runs in a sort of standby mode, as such it uses practically no power. There are several types, this one requires a hardware modification. These are the first two I included, there are more.

A treking pole with a camera bungied & mounted in the stern paddler (or similar selfie type pole) would capture 2000 images on one battery according to the website. In an 8 hour day in one minute intervals.. . it would cover 4.1 days. With one of the big batters… indefinitely! LOL Anyways, there are solutions to what you want in a range of prices and features.
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