A time-lapse is a video that comprises a series of photos taken at a set interval, then pushed together to make a quick video clip that shows something that would have otherwise taken a long time to see.
A two point time-lapse allows your phone to move between two points as it takes the time-lapse making a much more spectacular shot.
Time-lapse mode works very similarly to Echo, so be sure to check out the article to get an understanding of how the gimbal works. To get to time-lapse mode, press the icon at the bottom left hand corner and select time-lapse.
Step 1 - Set point A. Set your gimbal down in your desired position or attach it to your tripod. Turn your phone to set the starting position of your shot. When you’re happy, press the trigger on the Movi’s handle to set that as your A point.
Step 2 - Set point B. Once again, move your phone to until you find a finishing position you are happy with. Then press the trigger on your Movi’s handle to set point B.
Step 3 - Set the duration. Press the duration button at the top of the screen. You will have 3 numbers before you.
The first number is the target clip length. This how long you want your final time-lapse clip to go for.
The middle number is time compression, this is how fast you want your final video to be sped up. If you are unsure, we recommend starting at 10x. You can always speed a time-lapse up in editing, but you can’t always slow them down.
The final number is shoot duration. This number represents how long you will have to leave your phone filming to capture the time-lapse. To make this number shorter or longer, change the target clip length or time compression. If you want to shoot for a shorter period of time, make the clip length shorter or time compression smaller.
Remember to lock focus and exposure when capturing a time-lapse. This will ensure that your shot stays in a consistent focus and that the light does not drastically change. To do this, press the middle button on the D-pad to lock the focus and exposure. The D-pad can be found on the handle of the gimbal.
Step 4 - Record. Tap the record button on your Movi’s handle to begin filming. Press the trigger after a few seconds to begin your phone’s movement from point A to point B.
If something went wrong, or if you want another of the same shot, you can press the replay button to repeat the shot. You can also press reset if you want to change the positions of point A and point B.
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