Timelapse experiment, night falls to Phuket

I tried to take my first timelapse video today.  Still photos, which are combined as video file. Here is an video, which consist mostly camera's HDR mode images. Photos were taken 10 seconds apart (or as fast as the camera could take the HDR images at that lighting, last part is about 15 seconds apart). Duration of the shooting was about 1 hour. All combined to 25 seconds avi with 10fps. 

 

Night falls to Phuket

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQHzLrpLCw

 

I must admit that I made many mistakes while taking the shots. I did not check the camera settings and took first hour images with wrong white balance mode rolleyes.gif

 

I also took the images with full resolution, which might not be needed when taking the timelapse videos. Fortunately Picasa's export function was a big help as it allowed me to export the images with smaller size. 

 

Basic encoding jpg's to avi was an easy with mencoder 

mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=10 -o test.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vbitrate=3200

 

Found quidance from here: http://nlippincott.o...deo-with-ubuntu

 

Plenty of things to improve, but one have to start from somewhere.