Orchid Time Lapse

Added on by John Sturr.

My wife's iPhone is in need of a microphone replacement - and until I can fix it, (we've since bought a new one) I've decided to use it as a time lapse camera.

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I grow orchids, and this season they are growing like crazy -- I have 4 with new spikes - all within about 2 weeks of each other.  I've never seen that happen, and I have no reason why.

So -- as I check on these - I would swear they grow about 1 cm a day -- and so I decided to set up the iPhone as a time lapse camera.

I installed "Time Lapse" -- about 4 bucks - with a tripod - and an overhead light - setting the App to take a frame every 15 seconds -- for 12 hours - the app then will combine all frames to a movie ready to upload to youtube.

Lessons learned -- Interval is too quick -- should be about 1 minute - to get the full effect of growth.  The HD upload option to youtube will be used also.

And -- I need to set this up for at least 24 hours -- and ideally "days".

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But -- wow -- what crazy technology to have in the palm of your hand.

I'm running it again today -- for 24hr and a 1 minute interval.  I'll post when that is complete.