Time Lapse in Dash Cam
The integrated time-lapse feature with parking mode in our ROVE R2-4K lets you record long-duration videos and roll them faster than the average playback speed. This time-lapse feature practically helps you save your time while watching extensive footage – such as two hours long parking footage. The R2-4K is intelligent enough to control the time-lapse setting on its own whenever required without your manual effort.
What is the Time-Lapse in my dash cams?
The term 'Time-lapse' refers to a mode of video recording enabling a camera to capture a single image per second. Upon playback, at a standard 30fps rate, everything appears to be rolling faster than the average speed, which is called time-lapse video.
The Time-lapse mode works to record long-duration videos and speeds them up during playback -- practically saving your time.
The time-lapse mode is integrated with the parking mode to record time-lapsed videos while your car is parked.
Premium dashcams like Rove R2-4K offer an intelligent time-lapse video mode. That is smart enough to automatically halt the time-lapse recording and start-up standard recording when needed.
For example, suppose anybody crashes your vehicle while time-lapse parking mode is turned ON. In that case, the camera will automatically switch to normal recording mode ON for 1 minute -- to capture every crucial detail. The Rove R2-4K dashcam even alerts you with a voice alert once you turn on your car for the next time.
The Time-Lapse mode in the R2-4K dash is OFF by default. Once it is set to ON, that becomes the new default. Even after the camera restarts, the new default stays set.
Listed in detail below, we will dive deeper into how it functions.
WHAT DOES TIME-LAPSE MEAN?
In digital videography, Time-lapse is a creative filming technique that manipulates the frequency at which film frames are captured ( Frame rate). In this technique, the captured frame rate is much lower than the frequency used to view the sequence.
Frame rate is the number of pictures/frames that appear in the video every single second. In the most straightforward explanation, the frame rate is nothing but the playback speed of the video -- they are the same thing.
In a time-lapse video, the frame rate or the playback speed is decreased -- hence, when the video is played at a regular speed (30 frames per second), time seems to be moving faster, which is called lapsing.
How do I benefit the most from the time-lapse video?
This mode has the following benefits:
- When your Micro SD card is of less capacity
- When you park your vehicle in a busy location with tons of traffic, like a mall parking lot.
- When you have less time and want to go through a quick overview of everything that occurred around your parked car.