As soon as they opened the door at 8am this morning, I put the camera, tripod + arduino hack at the very top of the seating in the Verizon Wireless Center pointing down at the pit where the robots are prepped for competition.
*BEST* GSR (NH) FIRST Robotics time lapse in the pit (10fps)
GSR (NH) FIRST Robotics time lapse in the pit (5fps)
GSR (NH) FIRST Robotics time lapse in the pit (20fps)
After nearly seven hours (the length my camera’s battery lasted taking photos every 30 seconds) there were 835 photos which were converted to an AVI using:
mencoder -nosound -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mjpeg -o timelapse-10fps.avi -mf type=jpeg:fps=10 mf://*.JPG
and then converted to a much smaller M4V file using
ghb aka the very handy Handbrake tool.