6 Week Balcony Garden Timelapse

A couple months ago I posted about my timelapse project. Enough time has elapsed to have some quality content. After doing several videos, several ways, I found that making the video throughout the entire daylight hours, the movement of the sun and shadows is very distracting. I narrowed the time down to between 12h00 and 13h30. The individual frames are taken every 10 minutes.

I integrated mencoder into the scripting process to automatically make the movie as well. I set it to 29.97, 40, 50, and 60 fps to determine which frame rate made the video look the best. 50fps had the best effect. Here is the script:

mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf w=1600:h=1200:fps=50:type=jpg -ovc lavc \ -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=2:trell -oac copy -o garden_timelapse_50.avi

View the video below on Youtube for a higher resolution experience.

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