A time-lapse camera is a unique piece of equipment used in films, education and construction. It takes pictures at a predetermined speed and interval to create a video. A construction site needs one to document the progress of an ongoing project or to show the changes that happen over time. It's also useful for documenting plant growth, animal behavior and seasonal changes.
How does such a camera work ?
A time-lapse camera works by taking multiple photos at different speeds over a period of time. To learn more, continue reading this. The interval between two photos can be as short as a few seconds or as long as several hours.
The speed at which the photographs are taken controls the length of time it takes for the photos to be put together into a movie. The camera used for these films is stationary so that it remains in one place for months or years before filming. This allows for precise recording of events taking place over time.
Essential to follow the evolution of the construction site
Construction sites commonly use time-lapse cameras to document the building process. The photos show the process from beginning to end so that managers know how long it took to build something and how it looks now. A time-lapse camera can also be used to show construction workers where they need to focus their efforts during construction. That way, projects go faster with better results when managed by experienced workers.
Although a construction site uses a camera for documentation, there are ethical considerations that must be considered before using one on site. Cameras are high-tech tools that can record private moments people would rather keep private; they're also portable tools that can record people without their consent. Anyone working on a project should have the moral integrity to refuse work if someone refuses to consent to being recorded by a time-lapse camera. It's best to let people know when a camera will be filming them, so they can decide whether they want their moment documented or not.