Use the Time Lapse Function on the GoPro Hero3 Camera

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to set up the time-lapse function on your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition.

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    The first thing we're going to do is enter the Settings menu, which I have here, so I'm going to press the shutter button to go into the Settings.
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    Use the mode button to scroll through until we get to the time-lapse menu.
    Select it with the shutter button and enter the time-lapse menu.
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    Now we have different options for the speed of taking photos.
    There is an option to take a photo every half a second, every 1 second, 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds or 60 seconds. The reason we use time-lapse is for taking long exposure photos, such as capturing sunsets or starts, and also to create time-lapse videos where a lot of individual photos are combined to create movement and record action. Your choice of setting will depend on how long you want your final video to be and how long you want to take photos for. If you want to make a video that's about 1 minute long and you want to shoot for one hour, if the standard playback rate is 30 frames per second, which means 30 photos for every second, you would need about 900-1000 photos to make a 1 minute video.
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    I've set it up to take a photo every 10 seconds.
    It's going to take a photo every 10 seconds for 1 hour, so you should be able to create a 1 minute video.
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    Play around, experiment, and see what you can create trying to get some beautiful sunset or stars time-lapse shots.
    This is how to navigate the time-lapse function on your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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