Time lapse recording of the Sun

  1. Cvele99
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    Cvele99 , May 2, 2015 :
    I would like to capture the Sun and clouds with time lapse recording, but 1st I want to know if I can damage my camera like that (because it would record for a few hours)?

    Then, what settings would be best for this (0,5 min, 1 min, 10 mins etc, and what quality)?

  2. Master Hand
    Honeycomb May 2, 2015

  3. chvzedgar
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 2, 2015

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  4. chronicgamesarmy
    Cupcake May 2, 2015

  5. Azdian
    Honeycomb May 2, 2015

  6. Harshit09
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    Harshit09 , May 2, 2015 :
    Honestly, Once I tried time-lapse with OnePlus One and in less than an hour (probably 30-45 mins) the camera and the surrounding area got really hot. Also, the battery dropped quickly. Thus, I don't recommend doing that.

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  7. gwie
    Jelly Bean May 2, 2015

    gwie , May 2, 2015 :
    Powerbank for the win.

  8. navidplusone
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    navidplusone , May 2, 2015 :
    Well, about the time, it depends how much you want to compress the time, my rule for making it easier is if you choose every 2 seconds, every minute in reality become a second in your video or every hour become a minute. so if you want to record 4 hours and have a 4minutes video,choose 2 sec, if you want to record 4 hours and have 8minutes, choose one second.
    About harming your phone, it's not going to be open the whole time, it just take a picture every one or two or whatever you choose seconds. The technique which camera is recording for long time is called long exposure which is used for light painting. Still it's not recommended to photograph the sun a lot,but I think it won't be a problem(no responsibility for me, do it on your own risk)
    If you liked this, I'll post a thread and write a full description of what and how to do time laps easily. Good luck

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  9. Cvele99
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    Cvele99 , May 2, 2015 :
    Because the processor is there, around camera. I know, my One is getting hot sometimes when I am recording, or doing something else that is using processor a lot.

    But when I was recording time lapse for ~30 min it didn't get hot (as it get sometimes ~70° C). :p

  10. Cvele99
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    Cvele99 , May 2, 2015 :
    Yeah, it takes photo every few mins/secs, but I wasn't sure if that can damage camera. I mean, I won't record it when outside is 30+ ° C for sure, but when Sun is not too intensive, so I think that I will try to do it.

    These days I was "playing" with camera, and I found time lapse recording (week ago I didn't even know what that is), then I found also that I can change from 0,5 sec to 1 sec/min/hour. Anyway, I would like to see your thread if it's not problem to you. :)

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  11. rwoods716
    KitKat May 25, 2015

    rwoods716 , May 25, 2015 :
    You're not going to damage the camera, but I also don't know that the OPO will record it for as long as you want it to. I know if you record 4K video it shuts down at about 8 minutes because you reach the maximum file size (I know, right?). Also, keep in mind that if you do damage the camera, you are shit out of luck. The warranty on this phone is an absolute joke. That being said, there is no reason the camera should be damaged.

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  12. geraldparra
    Cupcake Jun 16, 2015

    geraldparra , Jun 16, 2015 :
    I have the same concern. How long is the maximum time I can record screen on and camera is recording?

  13. gwie
    Jelly Bean Jun 16, 2015

    gwie , Jun 16, 2015 :
    Why don't you try?

  14. parm4013
    Cupcake Jun 16, 2015

  15. jma9454
    Honeycomb Jun 16, 2015

    jma9454 , Jun 16, 2015 :
    If you are doing a time lapse, use a dedicated time lapse app like Lapse It (Pro if you want 1080p) then you run into no file size limits as long as you have the room on the phone. I recorded the sky for 2 hours this way (not necessarily the sun, but it was in there). The phone DOES get hot, so once you're done recording, I'd let it cool down for a bit; maybe even turn it off. No damage to my camera that I see.

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  16. giaur500
    Jelly Bean Jun 16, 2015

    giaur500 , Jun 16, 2015 :
    I've tried recently record sun eclipse. Main problem sunlight is too bright so first you need some kind of filter.

  17. funmunke
    Marshmallow Jun 16, 2015

    funmunke , Jun 16, 2015 :
    If you want to attempt this, you'll want to get a solar filter. They are not too expensive.