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Learning Raspberry Pi

By : Samarth Shah
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Learning Raspberry Pi

By: Samarth Shah

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning Raspberry Pi
About the Author
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Creating time-lapse videos with the Raspberry Pi camera

Many of you might be already knowing what is time-lapse photography and video. For those who don't know, you may have experienced/seen it many times on television or any other digital media. Time-lapse photography is a photography technique whereby the frequency at which frames are captured is much lower than that used to view the sequence, so when played at normal speed, time appears to move faster. It is considered the opposite of high speed/slow motion photography. Some classic subjects of time-lapse photography include evolution of a construction project, people in the city, and plants growing and flowers opening.

From the definition, it is clear that time lapse photography is a two-step process:

  • Taking time-lapse pictures

  • Merging images into a video

In Chapter 4, Getting into Robotics, you already learned about how to take pictures using the Raspberry Pi camera. The only thing that is left is creating a video using images taken by...