We started a new time lapse project today and this is the set-up. The camera was mounted to a 10” steel pole with this custom rig. Check out today’s stories for installation details. If you are a regular story viewer, you know we have been working on a custom camera bracket which we are excited to offer as a mount solution in the near future.
We like a rigid support in tricky situations, a clamp would have worked fine here. However, with one hand holding the ladder, pole or phone doing stories and the other hand opening the case and removing the camera occasionally, a rigid support assures no inadvertent movement. The pre-drilled angle steel is available at Lowe’s cut to 12”, other home centers have the same steel, typically in 3’ - 4’ lengths. The camera mount screw is 1/4”X20 with washers and a lock washer to take up any extra length.
Notice the tape around the housing. The housing does very well in the rain, however, it is marketed as weather resistant. Hard driving rain can potentially penetrate the seal. The amount of water inside the housing will be minimal and we don’t know of an instance where moisture has damaged a camera. The problem is, any moisture in the housing will condense on the lens area of the housing and weck your footage until the housing is dried out. Condensation is a bad thing, never open the housing during any rain, handle the camera with moist hands and, of course, cover your mouth if you are going to sneeze.
This entire set-up cost less than $300. The camera is capturing a frame a minute during working hours only. We will check the cam monthly, even though it would run for about 70 days on a fresh set of batteries. Long term time lapse is very easy and we are here to help during any step of the process. From discussing settings and setting-up your camera before shipping to download and editing questions. Tap the link in our profile to learn more and shoot me a DM if you have any questions.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Guess who won a PT session with @brandy_a_
?! This gal right here 😊
I woke up feeling sore, tired, and not very motivated to move. I had to hold off on my workouts until after my chiropractic progress exam, which made it all the more easier to feel lazy.
Fortunately, I had already scheduled my BC for this afternoon and the kept me accountable. Afterwards I hit the trails for a little run to take care of my cardio for the day.
We site measure, fabricate and install our own steel. Approx 90% of our steel is now in place including theses 2 beauty's running through our main living and outdoor entertaining areas! Typically you see beams like these running the short way across the house, however we opted to run them in the longitudinal direction instead!