GoPro Hero 7 Time Lapse Set Up

September 09, 2020

Do you have a GoPro camera? I have a couple of them and I LOVE them. I've got a Hero 3 Black and a Hero 7 Black and use them both for Time Lapse video creation. I mainly use my DSLR for Time Lapse stuff, but the GoPro cameras are a great option for grabbing Time Lapse footage too because they produce top notch quality video, are super compact, and are super easy to set up. 

The Hero 7 has some awesome features that the Hero 3 doesn't have regarding the Time Lapse features, like Night Lapse mode, exposure control, shutter speed control, ISO control, along with other features usually reserved for DSLR cameras. Sure, you don't have lens options like you do with a DSLR, but with the GoPro, you can switch between their "signature" wide angle field of view, or their "linear" field of view, which gives you less of a "fish eye" look. Heck, you can even switch between 4:3 ratio and 16:9 ratio for the video. Which brings me to point out that yes, you can shoot time lapse stuff with the GoPro Hero 7 in either "video mode" or by shooting a bunch of RAW photos that you can edit in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom.  The Time Lapse Video mode in the Hero 7 does pretty much all the work for you if you just want to create time lapse videos without all the set up. If you want more control over your finished product, you can shoot in Time Lapse Photo, or Night Lapse mode and capture a whack of photos to edit later. 

I found a great video from MountMedia that goes over all the great Time Lapse settings the Hero 7 offers, so check it out and get shooting! 

 


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