My first time lapse video

Here’s my first time lapse video EVER. I made it with my Lumix GX85 camera.  You need to be in manual mode when you shoot, so for a novice like me, I combed the web for advice. Here were my settings:

  • Manual mode
  • F 5.6 aperture
  • 1/160 shutter speed
  • ISO 200
  • Interval: 3 seconds (I will slow this down to 5 sec when taking this kind of video again)
  • Clip length 15 sec.
  • White balance: cloudy
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Focus Mode: Manual
  • Picture size: S (2M)

Thanks to the following for helping me figure this out:

Playing with my new Lumix GX85

photo of the cameraI took my new Lumix GX85 to the local park to test out the video and the two”kit” lenses that came with it.  I was ready to have a very frustrating experience due to my lack of movie making skills. Even though I had a bit of a time focusing, I think it came out pretty well for my first try. I edited in Camtasia since that is the only video editing software I know right now, but my buddy Jeven Dovey’s awesome tutorials and PhotoJoseph’s love of the Lumix has helped me a lot.