gphoto2-timelapse allows you to create timelapse photography using a supported DSLR camera
connected via USB (http://gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php), and the gphoto2 unix tool
- single photo
- continuous time-lapse
- continous day-time time-lapse
- multiple exposures
- automatic configuration from XML file.
You will need to install python to run the scripts: http://www.python.org/getit/
You can use the install scripts - gphoto2-install / install
It's a great idea to install
gphoto2 from source as the pre-built libraries are generally old.
gphoto2-install script does just this.
You will need the
ephem python toolbox, available from: http://rhodesmill.org/pyephem/.
Once everything is installed, you need to tweak the script and the XML configuration file a bit to get it to work with your own camera. Once you have the camera specific parameters and functions in place, you can use the python scripts to start taking images:
python timelapse.py test.xml
See config-example.md for additional documentation on the XML configuration file. Editing this file will allow you to easily change the behavior of the time-lapse sequence you're capturing.
This code originated from the following python script by
Thank you for the inspiration!