Timelapse

 

The Following Guide Applies To Windows Phone Users Only

Recommended timelapse interval settings vary from device to device, and are dependent on resolution and shutter speed chosen. The higher the resolution, the longer it takes to save a photo. Similarly, the longer the shutter speed, the longer it takes to process a photo. Please keep this in mind as you set up to capture your timelapse. Since there are so many types of Windows Phone devices out there with so many different kinds of hardware, it's difficult to make a complete guide. Please use the following information as a starting point, and experiment with your own device until you find the settings that are right for you.

Remember to keep the device cool as it can get warm after prolonged use.

With that said, we wish you good luck!


Lumia 520, 521, 525, 620, 625, 720

If you are saving images to the SD card, it is recommended to take a throwaway pic prior to starting timelapse. Without going into the technical details, this "warms up" the device, so you can rapidly save photos to the SD card.

Depending on your shutter speed and resolution settings, the minimum recommended interval is 5 seconds.

Lumia 1020

The Lumia 1020 is a very special device. Its massive 41MP sensor can produce brilliant images. Unfortunately, sensor readout is slow, even at lower MP settings (this is because the image is super-sampled from the original 41MP image for maximum sharpness).

Depending on your shutter speed and resolution settings, the minimum recommended interval is 4 seconds.


All other Lumia devices (820, 920, etc.)

Depending on your shutter speed and resolution settings, the minimum recommended interval is 3 seconds.


Final note

Version 5.5 allows for shorter interval times, down to 2 seconds. Depending on your hardware and settings, you may be able to use it. Please make sure you test this setting before doing your timelapse. Good luck!