A time-lapse video consists of a series of pictures taken at regular intervals. It can help you capture dynamic processes and slow actions in accelerated videos.
You can follow the steps below to set up a time-lapse on Reolink Client.
Applies to: RLC-510A, RLC-520A, RLC-810A, RLC-811A, RLC-820A, RLC-822A, RLC-1220A, RLC-510WA; RLC-511WA, RLC-823A, RLC-523WA, E1 Outdoor; Reolink battery-powered cameras with smart features and updated firmware, including Argus 2, Argus 3, Argus 3 Pro, Argus Pro, Argus Eco, Argus PT, Argus PT 2K, Reolink Go Plus, Reolink Go PT, Reolink Go PT Plus.
Step 1. Launch the Reolink client, log in to the camera, and click the Time Lapse button.
Note: If you cannot find Time Lapse in your client, please check if your client is the latest version and if your camera supports time lapse.
Step 2. Click Create Now and select a scene for time-lapse capture.
Note: Reolink battery-powered cameras don't support the Event/People/Traffic scene.
Step 3. Customize settings for the scene you choose.
- Duration: from 1 minute to 830 days, or no limit.
- Daily Capture Period: available when the duration is more than 1 day.
- Interval: from 2 seconds to 6 hours for PoE or DC-powered cameras and from 10 seconds to 6 hours for battery cameras. There are recommended settings for your reference.
- Quality: clear or fluent. Some cameras have a "balanced" option.
- Format: store the capture as a photo series or a compressed video. A camera can save max. 10000 photos per day when the time-lapse capture is to be stored as a photo series. If you want to enable the time-lapse for a long period, you are recommended to set a longer interval or store the capture as a video.
- Estimated video length & estimated file size: The captures will be stored on the SD card inserted into the camera. If the file size is so large that exceeds the available storage, you are recommended to set up a shorter capture duration, a longer capture interval, or a lower video quality.
Note: You can enable the Overwrite Time-Lapse Files option to allow the camera to overwrite previous time lapse files when storage is full.