John Spencer's Timelapse Movies
Here are some of the animations I've created using a Nikon Coolpix 995
camera and the
time-lapse controller. Originals are tens of MB in size, but
I've squeezed most of them to under 1 megabyte (and
made even smaller ~ 100K thumbnails seen on this page), at
great expense- temporal and spatial resolution are reduced, and there
are compression artifacts galore. But they still give some of the
flavour of the originals.
A review of the Digisnap 2000 from Steve's Digicams.
Lessons I've learned about using the
Time lapse links
You need the Quicktime player from Apple, or equivalent, to view these movies- available for
for Windows or Mac.
Compression is done with the "Indeo Video 5.1" codec, which gives by far the
highest image quality for a given file size of all the codecs supplied with
Quicktime that I've tried so far. For Linux users, MPlayer
apparently works well to play the animations, and has an associated
I welcome feedback on any problems
you might have viewing this page, or suggestions for improvement.
Click on the links to download double-size, higher-quality,