Simple app, but quick setup and works
I wanted to quickly setup a time lapse video of a function that I went to, and had not prepared ahead of time. Bought this app with little research. It was quick to setup on my mac air, let me immediately capture photos from the built in cam, and build them into a time laps. So in that regard it servered its purpose well. On the other hand, the app is pretty basic. I was not able to test out various speeds of assembling the photos into movie in order to see what worked best, etc. Definitely worth the price for a simple application.
Does Its Job Well
The interface is clean and straightforward. Select your webcam. Set how frequently you want it to capture a frame. Set the frames per second of playback. Hit Record! A handy little converter tells you how long your video will be for every 2 hours recorded. The preview window shows the last frame taken and is based on the interval you set for capturing frames. I found this helpful for judging how much time is elapsing between frames.Thanks to the developer for a nice easy to use app!
This will record off the built-in iSight, and the old external (FireWire) iSight. I tried a few webcam URLs but no go. Since there’s no built-in help, judging only from the error message, I guess the URL it wants is for an image (still or streaming JPEG?). Most webcams I found seem to use Flash (ugh) or Java. It’d be nice if a future revision included a list of known good URLs.The UI isn’t polished. The “preview” window is really a view of the last frame taken, not a live view of the camera as I’d expect when using a connected/built-in cam. It uses a slider for the playback FPS (fixed to multiples of 3 seconds, why?) but a type-in box for the capture rate. A nice touch is expressing the playback rate as a meaningful number. The suggested save-as file name is basic: untitled.mp4. It could be cleverer and use the camera name or the starting date and time of the capture. The UI gets the job done.
The application not save the time lapse which is important for a time lapse applicationDO NOT TRUST THIS APPLICATION
Exactly what I was looking for!
This app is brilliant. Seriously. I wanted to put together a time lapse of a thunderstorm I saw developing over Gerlach, NV (home of Burning Man) and needed a simple way to do it. This couldn't have been easier. Just enter the URL of the cam, set the interval and frames per second and voila. One hour of image captures resulted in this software creating a perfect 11 second video! Thank you for building this!