Time Lapse Mode: Settings

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In Time Lapse mode, resolution and FOV apply only to Time Lapse Video.


Video resolution refers to the number of horizontal lines in the video. Higher resolutions result in greater detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of 2.7K is considered higher quality than 1080p because it consists of 2704 lines, each with a width of 1520 pixels. (1080p video contains 1920 horizontal lines, each with a width of 1080 pixels.)


The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the scene (measured in degrees) can be captured through the camera lens. Wide FOV captures the largest amount of the scene.


Available resolutions for Time Lapse Video are 4K, 2.7K 4:3, and 1080p.




In Time Lapse mode, this setting applies only to Night Lapse Photo. Shutter lets you determine the amount of time that the shutter is open. The default option is Auto.


Use this table to help you select the most appropriate setting for your activity:


Settings Examples
Auto (up to 2 sec) Sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, twilight, night
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec Dawn, dusk, twilight, traffic at night, Ferris wheel, fireworks, light painting
20 sec Night sky (with light)
30 sec Night stars, Milky Way (complete darkness)


PRO TIP: To reduce the amount of blur when using Night Lapse Photo, mount your camera on a tripod or other surface that is stable and cannot move.




The Interval setting determines the amount of time that passes between each captured frame.

Time Lapse Photo and Time Lapse Video Intervals

Available intervals for Time Lapse Video are 0.5 (default), 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.


Interval Examples
0.5-2 seconds Surfing, biking or other sport
2 seconds Busy street corner
5-10 seconds Clouds or outdoor scenes with long durations
10-60 seconds Lengthy activities, such as construction or artwork


Night Lapse Photo Interval

Interval determines the rate at which photos are captured. Night Lapse intervals are Auto, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 seconds, and 1, 2, 5, 30, and 60 minutes.


Auto (default) causes the Interval to match the Shutter setting. For example, if Shutter is set to 10 seconds and Interval is set to Auto, your camera captures a photo every 10 seconds.


Interval Examples
Auto Great for all exposures (captures as quickly as possible, depending on the Shutter setting)
4-5 seconds Evening city scene, street lighting, or scenes with movement
10-15 seconds Dim lighting with slow scene changes, like night clouds with a bright moon
20-30 seconds Very low light or very slow scene changes, like stars with minimal ambient or street light



Your camera includes two FOV options for time lapse.


FOV Description
Wide Largest field of view. Good for action shots to capture as much as possible within the frame. This FOV results in a fisheye look, especially around the edge of the scene. (You can crop that out during editing, if needed.)
Linear Mid-range field of view that removes the fisheye distortion. Good for capturing aerial footage or any other shot where you want a more traditional perspective.



Table of contents

| Your HERO6 Black | Getting Started | Navigating Your GoPro | Map of Modes and Settings | Capturing Video and Photos | Settings for Your Activities | QuikCapture | Controlling Your GoPro with Your Voice | Playing Back Your Content | Using Your Camera with an HDTV | Connecting to Other Devices | Offloading Your Content | Video Mode: Capture Modes | Video Mode: Settings | Video Mode: Advanced Settings | Photo Mode: Capture Modes | Photo Mode: Settings | Photo Mode: Advanced Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Capture Modes | Time Lapse Mode: Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Advanced Settings | Advanced Controls | Connecting to an Audio Accessory | Customizing Your GoPro | Important Messages | Resetting Your Camera | Mounting | Removing the Side Door | Maintenance | Battery Information | Troubleshooting |


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