Hydroponic System Time-Lapse

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Last Update: 2018-06-22

Watch in full screen and HD!

This is my hydroponic setup. New seeds were planted a day before the recording of the time lapse started. I will to remove the giant kale trunk when seedlings will be strong enough to survive the lights.

An old Canon T2i is connected to a power supply instead of the battery. It starts with the lights timer.

Magiclantern's firmware intervalometer is used to capture an image every 2 minutes. The short version skips 10 frames, using images taken at a 20 minute interval. The long version uses all frames.

All pictures are glued together at 60fps using ffmpeg and following youtube's recommended settings

/usr/bin/ffmpeg -pattern_type glob -i 'hydro_timelapse/IMG_*.JPG' \
-framerate 60 -bf 2 -pix_fmt yuv420p -coder 1 -vcodec libx264  \
-movflags +faststart -g 30 -vf "transpose=2,transpose=2" -crf 18 \
-profile:v high hydro_all_20180401.mp4

This video is 10x. Here is the long version of the first 30 days:

The camera is still there. I will post updates with a longer video!

Hydroponic Setup
Hydroponic Setup
Camera setup (top right)
Giant Kale