Hi! I’m Isaac, a high school student in Mexico. I love creating digital media, whether that’s taking photos, videos, or even just playing around with programs on the computer. That being said, I have a GoPro camera and I’ve put it to good use in many past projects of mine.
However, I thought it would be cool to shoot a time lapse that slowly pans horizontally, giving the video a professional look and feel. This is particularly useful for capturing a landscape or any lengthy project that you’d like to view in fast motion.
- 与案例的GoPro。我使用英雄6黑色（任何动作相机工作，但Gopro Hero 5及以上工作）
- 机械厨房定时器（必须是平的） - 我使用过这个。
- 基本的Gopro Mount（如这些）
- Super Glue
- Velcro tape
- Sandpaper or a nail file
Step 1: Scoring
Then, take the sandpaper or the nail file and scratch up the area that the mount was on (as well as the bottom of the mount). It should be as scratched up as I have done in the pictures. This is called “scoring” the surface, so that later, the glue will bond better.
Step 3: Velcro Sizing
将一条魔术贴带横跨计时器的侧面，与安装座相反（如图所示）。它应该直接跑，因为这将是我们将巩固电力银行的地方。实际上不要把它坚持到表面。接下来,狡猾的人,马克蒂姆的边缘er onto the velcro tape, so you know where to cut it to make it fit. After you have stenciled that, take some scissors and cut where your lines are.
Put the newly cut velcro on top of another strip of velcro tape, and mark the edges with a Sharpie again (also pictured). Cut where you marked, and now you will have two perfectly sized pieces of velcro ready.
Take your sandpaper/ nail file and score the area where you’ll put the velcro across the timer. Peel off the adhesive backing to the tape, and apply a small amount of super glue on the sticky part. Yes, it sounds weird to do, but trust me on this. Then, take the glue and put some on the scored part of the timer. Attached the velcro very carefully to that area, glued side down, of course. Once again, press down on it for a bit, then let it dry.
Remember not to touch the super glue!你稍后会感谢我:)
Step 5: Power Bank Velcro Prep
Now, place the power bank horizontally under the GoPro, right where you just stuck some velcro. Make sure the charging port to the bank is on the same side as the power port on the GoPro! Flip the timer to the side. Then use your sharpie and outline roughly where the velcro from the timer touches the bank as shown.
Step 6: Power Bank Velcro Attachment
然后,得分区域内银行的力量outline you made with the Sharpie. Mine was made with robust plastic, so I took a knife and scratched it a lot just for good measure. Now, like we did with the timer, apply super glue to the scored part of the bank, and also put a little glue on the adhesive side to the velcro tape (after peeling it off first). Next, combine both and hold and set to dry.
You should now have a small strip of velcro tape on your power bank, and it should be almost impossible to rip off.
Step 7: Combining the Timer and Power Bank
Put the GoPro onto the timer using the mount, along with a GoPro thumb screw. This is so that you can get an idea of how everything fits together. After, securely attach the bank to the timer. Both velcro strips should be touching, and at this point, press down. All the parts thus far should fit on the timer nicely; that’s what this step is ensuring.
There you have it- the beginnings of a true time lapse module!
Step 8: Prepping the GoPro
Remove all the items from the timer. Take out the GoPro from its case, and open the charging compartment. You’ll need to remove the cover for this to work. But don’t worry, it’s easy to take off and can easily go back on. Refer to the GIF above, along withthis video, if you need to know how exactly this is done.
Step 9: Cable Management
将GoPro的充电电缆插入电源库，另一端应右转进入相机的充电端口。我们通过在最后一步中删除充电盖进行了实现这一目标。But do remember, don’t put your camera in water without that lid on, or it will get damaged!
After plugging in both ends of the wire, use a twist tie or something similar to hold the loop of the wire. It will look much nicer after you have done this (just look at the pictures above).
Step 10: Marking Angles
180°under the 30 minute mark
This helps you to know the angles that you can select when taking your time lapse. In other words, you can select how wide you want your video to pan.
Step 11: Done!
To use it, first twist the timer 360 degrees, all the way around, then set it to your desired time or angle in degrees. Take note of the direction the camera will move-逆时针。
Set the module up somewhere cool, face the camera in a good starting direction, and press record. You’re all set. Have fun creating and enjoy!
Step 12: Example Footage
I've included a video I took using this time lapse module, along with a picture of the setup in the wild, and a cool GIF :)