At Dropcam, we’re always striving to achieve the ultimate customer experience and that includes a little bit of fun. That’s why we are happy to introduce Timelapse, a new beta feature for customers with Cloud Recording.
How does it work?
Timelapse is currently available via the Dropcam web app. When you click the “Make Timelapse” button, you can select up to 24 hours of footage on your timeline and choose a clip duration of 30, 60, 90 or 120 seconds. There’s no need to worry about frame rates — we’ve done the heavy lifting for you behind the scenes. We automatically adjust it based on the footage length and clip duration you choose. So, all it takes is a click.
Let’s check out a great example of Timelapse. We have a camera pointed outside our window, which overlooks the San Francisco Transbay Terminal. I wanted to create a Timelapse clip that captures a busy downtown scene and shows the contrast between daytime and nighttime activities.
If you’d like to view motion activity more closely, you can select the “Smart Timelapse” option, which slows the video at points of detected motion activity. The Smart Timelapse option is ideal for highlighting motion activity that occurs infrequently within a selected clip span.
We also made it easy for you to share your new Timelapse clip. You can email a link or share your new creation on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
We encourage you to play around with Timelapse. We will continue to make improvements to the UI and back-end performance, so your feedback will be most appreciated.
Go ahead, get creative. Show off what you can do with Timelapse!