Friday, July 19, 2013

Raspberry Pi Camera Module HD Time-lapse

So a bunch of camera modules were made available last week and so I finally went ahead and ordered one for my Raspberry Pi. It arrived in less than a week! However the shipping and tax brought the cost up to $36 Canadian from $25 retail. Oh well, at least I have it now!

The obvious first project for the camera module was wireless, battery powered timelapse! I did a similar project last summer with a webcam. However, the camera module is a million times better! It does 1080p video at 30FPS. The quality of the stills is also much better, and its all hardware accelerated!

I used this guide for making the time-lapse. The result is beautiful:

 I was able to capture the sun setting over my cul-de-sac. I think the moving shadows are really cool.

The setup is very ghetto. I used a makeshift lego case, and a cheap 11200mAh battery from eBay.

In my next post I will post how to capture live streaming HD video from the Raspberry Pi. Until then keep tinkering!

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