DEV-CONTROL.COM

Video motion research.

PICLaps

PICLaps - simply camera intervalometer.

PANASONIC Lumix, Canon, Pentax, Nikon and even more...

What is all about?

I am pleased to present a simple device, gadget helpful in the implementation of stop motion animation - popularly called "timelapse". If you've never met with a similar technique of animation - I will try to explain in two sentences term.

Stop motion is created on the basis of individual frames that are images. Animator to do each frame slightly transforms objects - change position relative to the stationary background or other animated objects. The object of any shape can be linear, flat or spatial. After the combination of frames, animated objects displayed in the form of a film gives the impression of movement. Stop-motion technique is a method of implementation of image registration mainly used in the classic animated feature films, and science. Use it to record plant growth, for example, the movement of heavenly bodies, the changes in the body or just 'Winter Swimming Initiation Ceremony' - Walrus Day (try to find me there).

The process that actually takes a few days or weeks, is reduced to tens of seconds. Lots of materials, films can be found on the Internet as well as ordinary television. I want to focus on a device that connected to the camera will start triggering images.

The device works with...

Panasonic Lumix: GH1, probably works with other G series; Pentax: K7, K10D, K100D, K200; Canon: G10, G11, 350D, 400D, 450D, 1000D, 7D (using adaptor); Nikon:D70s, D100, D200 (using adaptor) .

Let's focus!

When designing the PICLapsa I was guided by a simplicity. The whole device fits in your pocket and the overall dimensions are not larger than a matchbox. A big button is on a device, which has several functions and a small LED indicates device status. Everything has been designed to reduce battery consumption to a minimum. 3V battery is powering the device (pell).

How does it work?

To start PICLapsa hold button briefly, until the moment when the diode. The LED will burn until you release the button. On release, the system begins to count time until the button is pressed again. It can be second, minute, hour, day - there is no limit to the length of the interval. Next hold down the button until the LED start ignition sequence triggering the shutter. To complete the process enough to once again hold the button until the LED on. Three flashes means that the device goes to sleep.

Safety of use.

Both electronic circuitry, the camera and trigger are divided among themselves, which ensures safe operation, especially the often expensive equipment. Therefore, there is no risk of damage to the camera when connecting and operating equipment. You can always plug in/out or reprogram the device.

Enjoy the gadget design.

PICLaps is baterio-cost, lightweight and pretty. You can easily hide in your pocket, put on a leash and take a trip. There is no simpler trigger on the market that can be your practical gadget, without which you will step nowhere.