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playing with gPhoto2

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

There was no putting it off any longer – the grass needed cutting.

The first cutting of the year is always a bit of a pain. So I thought I’d make it more interesting by setting up my camera to take pictures of it for a time-lapse video. I found some good instructions to get started here – the idea being to keep the camera connected to a Linux laptop in the garden, with a shell script using gPhoto2 to periodically take pictures.

Stitching some of the pics together with Camtasia produces:

I was planning on using this as a first chance to play with Flickr Video, but it turns out you need to have a pro account to upload video. Spoilsports. 🙁

Update: Looks like I’m not the only one who made the most of a sunny afternoon 🙂