My first time lapse with miniature effect video

I decided to try the miniature filter effect on my Lumix GX85 on a rainy day in Long Beach, CA.  I saw an opportunity when I found an Irish pub with a balcony overlooking 2nd Street.  It was raining and I was standing in ankle deep water when I tried to set this up. I forgot a lot of things like turning off autofocus and determining shutter speed. Oh well.  I really needed to slow down the interval. This is at 2 seconds, and I think it is way too fast.

  • Manual mode
  • Aperture ?
  • Shutter speed ?
  • ISO ?
  • Interval: 2 seconds
  • Clip length 15 sec.
  • White balance: cloudy
  • Aspect ratio: 3:4
  • Focus Mode: auto
  • Picture size: M

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: