GIVEAWAY + REVIEW: How to Make a Time Lapse Video The Easy Way

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Have you ever thought of making a time lapse video? No, I am not talking about the amateurish way of using some app on your mobile phone, but using a camera dedicated to make a proper time lapse video. Well, now you can and believe it or not, it’s actually easy to make a time lapse video.

The Brinno TLC200 PRO is a pocket-sized camera that allows you to create time lapse videos in just three simple steps. And, it doesn’t just create any video – it creates HDR (High Dynamic Range) videos; that means you’ll be able to capture footages in low light conditions.

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The device comes with a rotatable 35 mm lens, which can be changed to other lenses to suit your needs, and 1.44-inch LCD display screen. It uses an SD memory card – simply slot the SD card into a computer and you’ll be able to view the videos, which are in the common avi format, without any video editing software required.

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Now, you may be thinking why you should choose the Brinno TLC200 PRO over your mobile. Here’s what amazing about the Brinno TLC200 Pro – it has the ability to shoot not just a few hours, but for days or even weeks on a single set of batteries, depending on the settings! So, tell me, would your mobile phone be able to last that long?

Image credit: Brinno

Image credit: Brinno

Here are the three simple steps to create your time lapse video:

Step 1: Set Up Time Interval

Select the time lapse frame rate. You can choose to shoot from 1 frame per second (FPS) up to 30 FPS. Different scenarios call for different FPS settings (there is a manual provided by Brinno to advise on the recommended FPS). Next, set the time interval. You can either set a custom time interval or use the setting options which ranges from “ASAP” to “1 Hour”.

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I recently brought the camera on a trip to Japan and tested the camera while I was in the coach. I tried two different time lapse frame rate settings and here are the results:

Faster:

Slower:

Step 2: Record

Set the camera at your desired location and press the “OK” button to start recording. That’s it –really. You set it and “forget” it.

Step 3: Done

When you decide to end the recording, simply press and hold the “OK” button. The LCD screen will light up and show the message “Processing”. Once the camera is done processing the video, it’s done!

The Brinno TLC200 Pro was really easy to use. I made another attempt while travelling in a cable car going uphill in Kyoto.

Here’s the video I took.

Given that this was my first time using the camera, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of use. I never thought making a time lapse video would be so easy. I have seen more examples online of stunning videos taken by other people using the same camera. If I have more time, I would definitely want to try taking a time lapse video of a sunrise or sunset.

See this time lapse video of the galaxy, taken with the Brinno TLC200 Pro by Abu Wei via Youtube:

The Brinno TLC200 Pro camera retails at S$465 and is available at all authorised retailers in Singapore. For a list of authorised retailers, refer to Brinno Singapore’s website.


GIVEAWAY

Asia 361 is giving away a Brinno TLC200 Pro camera worth S$465 to one lucky reader! Here’s what you have to do to win:

Step 1. ‘Like’ the Asia 361 Facebook page and/or the Alvinology Facebook page.

Step 2: ‘Like’ the Brinno Singapore Facebook page.

Step 3: Share this post on Facebook and tag up to three friends in your post. (Make sure your post is public so we can find it.)

Step 4: Comment on the post below and name one place in Singapore where you can buy a Brinno time lapse camera.

This contest ends on 5 July 2015. The winner will be notified via email. Good luck!

Contest terms and conditions:

  • This contest is open to Singapore residents only. 
  • The winner must be able to collect the prize in Singapore. 
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About Author

Katherine Goh is the managing editor and co-founder of Asia 361. On days when she is not writing, she spends her time dreaming of becoming a travel photographer. For editorial matters, she can be reached at email: [email protected]

86 Comments

  1. Liked, shared and followed both pages on Facebook

    My answer is
    Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360

    Tel: +65 6844 9245
    Fax: +65 6844 9246

    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00pm (Weekdays)
    10.00 am – 11.00pm (Weekend)

  2. Jonathon Yeo on

    This Time Lapse Camera with astonishing battery life span is exactly what I was looking for all these while. I’m an avid backpacker and this will definitely serve me well gor my upcoming 1 month trip to Kyushu in November! Thanks for the fantastic write up and giveaway.

    My answer to the question is:

    IMM Building
    2 Jurong East St 21 #02-08/09 IMM Building
    Singapore 609601

    Tel: +65 6896 3280
    Fax: +65 6896 0728

    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

    Full list is here: http://www.brinno.com.sg/wheretobuy.htm

    Hope to lay my hands on this awesome Brinno Video Camera.

    Liked, shared and following all 3 Facebook pages as well as on instagram. @yeo.jon

    Jonathon Yeo

  3. i can get it at
    Red Dot Photo LLP
    109 North Bridge Road
    #02-K5 Funan DigitaLife Mall
    Singapore 179097

  4. Brinno time lapse camera is available at

    Causeway Point
    1 Woodlands Square #B1-41 Causeway Point
    Singapore 738099
    Tel: +65 6893 1228
    Fax: +65 6893 8278
    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

  5. Serene Koh-Chew on

    Tampines 1
    10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-20 Tampines 1
    Singapore 529536
    Tel: +65 6544 2736
    Fax: +65 6544 2739

    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  6. Chan may li Maria on

    You can buy a Brinno Time Lapse camera in Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360

  7. Liked, shared and followed both pages on Facebook
    My answer is
    Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360
    Tel: +65 6844 9245
    Fax: +65 6844 9246
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00pm (Weekdays)
    10.00 am – 11.00pm (Weekend)

  8. Can be bought at eDomain Pte Ltd
    261 Waterloo Street #03-16
    Singapore 180261

    Tel : +65 6646 6456 / +65 6536 2334
    Fax : +65 6536 0334
    Email: [email protected]

    Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm on Saturday

  9. LEE yan kheng on

    One place to buy a Brinno time lapse camera is –
    EastPoint Mall
    3 Simei Street 6, #B1-01/02, Eastpoint Mall
    Singapore 528833

  10. Eric Aloysius Mitchell on

    One of the places to get one – Home-Fix at IMM
    2 Jurong East St 21 #02-08/09 IMM Building
    Singapore 609601

  11. Can buy @ Home Fix
    Novena Square
    238 Thomson Road, #01-30
    Novena Square
    Singapore 307683 

    Tel: +65 6356 7520
    Fax: +65 6356 7530

    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  12. You purchase your own Brinno TLC200 PRO at
    Red Dot Photo LLP
    109 North Bridge Road
    #02-K5 Funan DigitaLife Mall
    Singapore 179097

  13. Low Josephine on

    You can get a Brinno time lapse camera in Home-Fix at Bedok Mall #B2-17/18, New Upper Changi Road, singapore 467360

  14. Hi Asia 361​,

    Brinno time lapse camera is available at :
    Lion City Company
    656 Geylang Road
    Singapore 389586

    Done Liked, Shared & Participated

    FB: Casy Ang

  15. Brinno Time Lapse Camera is available for purchase at Tampines 1 Shopping Mall.
    10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-20 Tampines 1
    Singapore 529536
    Tel: +65 6544 2736
    Fax: +65 6544 2739
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  16. i can get it at
    Red Dot Photo LLP
    109 North Bridge Road
    #02-K5 Funan DigitaLife Mall
    Singapore 179097

  17. Liked and Shared! I can get it at:
    Novena Square
    238 Thomson Road, #01-30
    Novena Square
    Singapore 307683
    Tel: +65 6356 7520
    Fax: +65 6356 7530
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  18. I liked, shared and tagged my friends and answered the question!

    Answer: RED DOT PHOTO LLP

    SO LET ME WIN THIS AWESOME THING NOW!!!

  19. I liked, shared and tagged my friends and answered the question!

    Answer: RED DOT PHOTO LLP
    109 North Bridge Road
    #02-K5 Funan DigitaLife Mall
    Singapore 179097

    SO LET ME WIN THIS AWESOME THING NOW!!!

  20. Nor Azwa Abas on

    Brinno time lapse camera is available at

    NorthPoint
    930 Yishun Ave 2 #B1-24/25 North Point
    Singapore 76909

  21. You can find it at:
    Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360
    Tel: +65 6844 9245
    Fax: +65 6844 9246
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00pm (Weekdays)
    10.00 am – 11.00pm (Weekend)

  22. Home Fix The DIY Shop
    Compass Point
    1 Sengkang Square #B1-11/12 Compass Point
    Singapore 545078

    Tel: +65 6489 2728
    Fax: +65 6489 1172

    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  23. Home-fix NorthPoint
    930 Yishun Ave 2 #B1-24/25 North Point
    Singapore 769098
    Tel: +65 6754 6701
    Fax: +65 6754 7352
    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  24. Liked, shared and followed both pages on Facebook
    My answer is
    Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360
    Tel: +65 6844 9245
    Fax: +65 6844 9246
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00pm (Weekdays)
    10.00 am – 11.00pm (Weekend)

  25. One place in Singapore where i can buy a Brinno time lapse camera is Home-Fix at the following location:

    JEM
    50 Jurong Gateway Road
    Jem #B1-13, Singapore 608549

    Tel: +65 6734 7920
    Fax: +65 6734 7923

    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm Daily

  26. i can buy a Brinno time lapse camera in Singapore at Home-Fix in the following location:

    JEM
    50 Jurong Gateway Road
    Jem #B1-13, Singapore 608549

    Tel: +65 6734 7920
    Fax: +65 6734 7923

    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm Daily

  27. One place in Singapore where i can buy a Brinno time lapse camera is Home-Fix at the following location:

    JEM
    50 Jurong Gateway Road
    Jem #B1-13, Singapore 608549

    Tel: +65 6734 7920
    Fax: +65 6734 7923

    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm Daily

  28. Brinno Time Lapse Camera can be found at:
    L3 Homeation Pte Ltd
    Leisure Park Kallang 5 Stadium Walk #02-40
    Singapore 397693

  29. my ultimate answer is: Brinno time lapse camera is available at NorthPoint, 930 Yishun Ave 2 #B1-24/25 North Point Singapore 76909.

    thank you for organizing this great giveaway!

  30. jaslyn Chong on

    Bedok Mall
    311, New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B2-17/18
    Singapore 467360
    Tel: +65 6844 9245
    Fax: +65 6844 9246
    Operating hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00pm (Weekdays)
    10.00 am – 11.00pm (Weekend)

  31. Home-fix NorthPoint
    930 Yishun Ave 2 #B1-24/25 North Point
    Singapore 769098
    Tel: +65 6754 6701
    Fax: +65 6754 7352
    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

  32. Esther L. Chng on

    Red Dot Photo LLP
    109 North Bridge Road,
    Funan DigitalLife Mall, #02-K5
    Singapore 179097

    Liked and Shared

  33. Esther L. Chng on

    Home-fix NorthPoint
    930 Yishun Ave 2 #B1-24/25 North Point
    Singapore 769098
    Tel: +65 6754 6701
    Fax: +65 6754 7352
    Operating hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily

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