Go Pro HD Hero 4 night lapse for 9 hours + with frost and rain
Last night, we were due a meteor shower “of epic proportions” according to the news and various internet sites so I thought I would set up the Go Pro HD Hero 4 for another night lapse session.
The weather forecast said there was a 1-2% chance of rain overnight and that temperatures would hit freezing so we could expect a frost.
Nevertheless, I took the Go Pro HD Hero 4 out of it’s casing and used the Frame set up which would allow me to use an external power source. The intention was to have the Go Pro running all night to capture as much as possible.
This meant the camera could get wet and cold with potential damage but what the hell, I am insured…
The settings for this shoot were:
- Camera: Go Pro HD Hero 4
- Power Supply: Anker Astro 15,000mAh USB Battery Pack
- Mode: Night Lapse
- Interval: Continuous
- Exposure: 30 seconds
- ProTune: On
I was absolutely gobsmacked to see the Go Pro HD Hero 4 still running when I went out to check at 7.30am after leaving it running for 10 hours plus. It was wet from a bit of rain (no housing remember) and I think the frost in the night was held at bay by the heat of the camera.
The battery pack was also exposed other than its mesh bag and was a little wet but still running. In fact it was showing half power still (from the 15,000mAh) and the Go Pro was showing full power when I unplugged it.
The video above doesn’t do it any justice. We have watched it on a full HD TV and it looks amazing! Very smooth and super sharp.
Because I was shooting at 30 second exposures at 30 second intervals, it is virtually impossible to see any shooting stars in the footage as each frame is only showing for a 30th/sec. However, as you can see from the still below, I did catch one or two…as well as some other strange thing flying past the camera as though it was drunk (click for bigger image)…
Job done…now onto some more interesting and fun time lapse experiments.