Time-Lapse Video submission from @Bob_White. Thank you, Bob!
[Here is] the Python script that I wrote to capture 3000 stills with my Theta S last night.
The script sets up the Theta S and then asks how many stills to take. Stills are shot at 1024 x 2048 due to space limitations of the Theta S. The script will take a picture, sleep for four seconds and then start looking for the status of “inProgress” to clear. Once the “inProgress” status clears the script will take the next picture (about 5 seconds between each still). Limited error checking is preformed. This is just a proof of concept run.
I used an external battery to power the Theta S during the shooting and FFMPEG to build the videos from the stills.
The script was written on my iPhone using the Pythonista app and will control the Theta S directly from the app over wifi.
The videos in the attached link are all the same but at different frame rates. 12 frames per second equates to 1 seconds = 1 minute, 48 frames per second equates to 1 second = 4 minutes (15 seconds = 1 hour).
Transition Day to Night Time-lapse at 12 fps
Transition Day to Night Time-lapse at 48 fps
[UPDATED: Dec 2018 with “beefed up” Python script]
Bob requested a special shout out to Pythonista developer Ole Zorn:
“I would like to see that Ole Zorn the developer for the iOS app Pythonista gets mentioned as I wrote and tested my script using his app.”