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Your next adventure with a Step Video equipment, Brinno’s new TLC130 is the camera to beat. Photo by Brinno

You are traveling with luggage or map on hand and walk through the landscape along you want to capture and preserve. But by the time there is no hands to take phone out of your pocket, you have missed your chances to capture it. Brinno makes problems your solution with its new device-TLC130. Capture captivating 138° wide-angle shots in up to Full HD 1080p resolution. The camera is simple to use —just click it in and open the Brinno’s app, which takes a couple of seconds to set up. It is incredible lightweight (75g) and ultra-thin (2.16 x 2.16 x 1.1 in) camera that you want to carry around every day. Capture the moments you were missing and what those moments were. The TLC130 is a hands-free automatic camera with step video, not worry about taking photos or videos, and just let you enjoy your trip.

Brinno TLC130 Unboxing Video - YouTube

THE BODY OF THE CAMERA

First thing’s first: the new square black camera offers boundless creativity in an ultra-compact body. The controls are all on the top edge. Two smaller, flat buttons are to the right: The button doubles for power and starting recording step video shutter. The second button is the time-lapse shutter. The side door opens up and that’s where you’ll find the USB Type-C charging/download port, a micro-SD card slot, and a small hole used to manually reset the system.

Photo by Brinno HOW CAMERA WORKS

TLC130 is unlike any other kind of camera. Brinno designs two steps connection, first using Bluetooth to wake up camera to do control/operate camera, second using Wi-Fi to do preview/ download videos. There’s no preview screen here. Therefore, the app connects via Wi-Fi and allows users can see the preview on theirs’s phone before starting a recording, make sure everything’s working as expected. When camera starts to record, Wi-Fi turns it off automatically for better battery life. The powerful battery supports up to 16 days of full HD video during normal temperature conditions.

 ONE PERFECT SHOT

Brinno is well-known in the time lapse camera, records a scene or objects that has a slow state-of-change and turns it into a video that plays back in high speed. Hours and hours’ worth of photos are compressed into a video with merely few minutes playtime, thus creating a time lapsing effect. If you travel and own a camera or smartphone, it’s safe to say you back home from vacation with tons of photos/videos. Avoid over-posting your vacation photos/videos and spend too much time in post-processing. From now on, Brinno’s newest and most unique feature-Step Video that will auto combine many of clips then placing them into a short video. The camera will record a short video clips in the fixed capture interval, fancy a day trip to Paris, TLC130 auto-captures thousands of clips during the day, then the camera automatically combines them into a short movie clip. In app, you can adjust and customize your settings options. No need to edit video after recording as it is ready to enter into your edit system. Find the best tracks for your story and share it with the world.

Photo by Brinno CREATE AND EDIT YOUR VIDEOS

The Brinno app itself is impressively smooth and easy to use. It also has professional scenes settings so you can select an option and capture those perfect moments without any worries. After the video is done recording, there is a lot of quick editing tools features around what you can do with one single click. You can trim your clip, reverse the video, add background music, change the speed, and share video with the world via YouTube and Facebook. Moreover, make your regular video easily into reverse file so that you can play them in opposite order. With video reverse, you can turn your videos into magic. For example, reversing a full-blown flower video turns into a small bud waiting to blossom. Just one single step, enjoy fleeting moment in life. There are other accessories that come in the box like adhesive mount, helmet mount, backpack clip, and bike holder. You are able to mount TLC130 in all manner of way. Getting exciting, innovative angles that make even the most mundane footage more captivating. But otherwise using the TLC130 is as simple as turning it on, and then putting it where you want it.

Photo by Brinno

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Meet SEC Group. A warehouse storage solutions and commercial interior fit-out provider from Hertfordshire, UK. SEC  group is steadily grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers to warehouse storage solutions. They are combining  Brinno time lapse cameras with social medias to expose their works at the SEC Group.

Multi-Tier Picking Zone Installation - Time Lapse - YouTube

SECgroup recently got together with Brinno to share some of the tips to help them take their company to the next level.

1) Please briefly introduce your business

As an award winning solutions provider, we are uniquely positioned to offer a service that is tailored to each of our clients’ specific requirements, whether it is a small office fit-out or a large warehouse project.

2) What is the purposes of using time lapse camera? For internal education or marketing purpose?

Both! We use our Brinno time-lapse videos as both an in-house training tool to give staff members, new (and old) an idea of the types of projects we work on. We also share these videos across our website, email and social channels – maximiszing exposure of what we do here at the SEC Group.

3) Why use the Brinno camera instead of a normal digital camera?

Brinno offers us an affordable, high-quality time-lapse recording solution which has helped us to take our video marketing to the next level. It is durable, compact and seems to last forever – battery-wise.

4) Does time lapse video really help the internal working processes or marketing with advertising?

It does indeed help with our marketing and advertising processes. Our time-lapse videos have helped to showcase our team’s award-winning solutions to a wide and ever-evolving audience. It is an invaluable tool.

Keep an eye out for SEC Group!

Website: https://www.sec-online.co.uk/

Twitter: @SECGroup

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Company| March 05, 2018

We are excited to announce that Brinno has made to the Best 20 Time Lapse Photography Blogs List according to Feedspot. We are listed together with Reddit and Google News, and ranked No. 10. The ranking is based on Google reputation, influence on social media sites, quality of posted content, and Feedsopt’s editorial team and expert review.

Brinno is the world’s leading versatile camera manufacturer focusing on time lapse photography. Our proprietary know-how on lasting battery life, zero post processing function, and friendly all-in-one total solution all lower bar for time-lapse video lovers to create impressive videos of their own. At Brinno website blog, we share fantastic time lapse video clips, tips for quality time lapse video shooting, and our new product launch and tutorials among others.

For more information about Brinno’s blog: http://blog.brinno.com/.

Please see full listing details of Feedspot listing released on February 12 by clicking into its website url: https://blog.feedspot.com/time_lapse_photography_blogs/.

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Chinese New Year Welcoming the Year of Dog.

Friday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is one of the most important events in the calendar, bringing people together for a huge celebration which normally lasts for 15 days. A traditional Chinese New Year celebration is filled with important customs and rituals to observe. The whole footage was shot on Brinno TLC130-Step Video and Time Lapse.

Brinno gives you ideas for celebrate Chinese New Year - YouTube

Temples

Chinese religionists visit temples on The Lunar New Year to pay their respects and admire the deities. Wishing all good fortune and success in the year ahead. Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple –Most famous and oldest place of worship for Buddhism in Taipei. People come to pray for the lovely fate which brings loves together.

Paper cutting

Make a “Fu” (which means luck and good fortune) character or other lucky characters in Chinese from red paper-cut to paste on windows and front door. One of the most common way to express good wishes for the future.

Door couplets

Chunlian, is known as Spring Couplets or door couplets. It is the most common and important custom when celebrating Chinese New Year. They are usually long red strips of paper or diamond-shaped paper hung in the doorways of homes. Pasting couplets expresses people’s delight in the festival and wishes for a better life in the coming year.

Decorate with flowers

A few more days Chinese New Year is coming, what is the plan in preparing for this event? Most people consider flowers which bring some luck and prosperity in their life. Therefore, decorating full of flowers and plants in home is a great way to boost the overall mood. The flower market starts about a week leading up to Chinese New Year.

Dihua Street

One of the Taipei’s historic neighborhoods, the street will be lively and crowded few weeks before Chinese Lunar New Year. The Dihua market attracts locals to check out outdoor street fair featuring foods and gifts for the upcoming Lunar New Year. As the holiday approaches, people stock up the best meal for reunion dinner in this market.

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ECO-FRIENDLY XMAS TREE

Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year! Brinno creative team have explored and used left-over cardboard boxes from warehouse and created an Eco-friendly Wonderland! This tutorial shows you how to grab several cardboard pieces into a lovely Christmas tree decoration.

So, let’s begin!

How to Make a Christmas Tree Out of Recycled Cardboard - YouTube

Materials needed:

– Cardboard boxes

– Scissors

– Hole Punch

– Stainless Steel Wire

– Stainless Steel Wire Rope Thimble

– Gold Star Christmas Ornament

Step 1. )
Cut cardboard strips (from a cardboard box)

Step 2. )
Stack of cardboard in a large pile.

Step 3. )
Create your template by drawing a Christmas tree on the pile of cardboard. After that, Cut along a shape following the trace line.

Step 4. )
Punch a hole in the center of each cardboard strip. Next, insert the stainless steel wire into the hole.

Step 5. )
Hang  Christmas tree from the ceiling.

Step 6. )
A spiral shape starting from the bottom up keep pushing inward and when you are done slowly pivot the Christmas tree.

Step 7. )
Put your favorite Christmas decorations up, and you’re done!

Step 8. )
Don’t forget to use Brinno to time-lapse the whole process and share your great work to the world!

Create your own environmentally friendly Christmas tree that make your home a little more festive.

Happy Holidays!

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What was your profound childhood memories of holiday season? As a kid, you think of nothing but enjoying the time. All my childhood festive seasons were memorable, as it was the only time of the year that all family members would spend one whole day at our house. This morning as I made chocolate covered with my five-year-old daughter, all the feelings of my own childhood holiday season came flooding back to me. I was transported back to own small hands making chocolate dipped strawberries and sprinkling on the rainbow sprinkles. In a quiet neighborhood, a family compound gears up for the holidays. Many relatives and friends visited us at our home. I always received a warm hearted greeting and hugs all around, so I immediately felt loved by my beloved family. Holiday season is an ideal time to express love and good wishes for those we care. I wish I could turn back the time and capture all these treasure moments every time.

This year, our family can do something different. Bring along the Brinno PeepHole Camera SHC500 to freeze that perfect moment in life. Replace your outdated peephole with big screen peephole camera that is wire free and long lasting in battery power. The PeepHole camera is fitted with a concealed camera that enhances greeting safety for children and elderly by keeping viewing screen hidden behind the door. Installation is quick and easy. SHC500 can capture your visitors and keep the digital visitor log for future review with an easy push of the button. Whether you are looking for holiday season from the latest gift ideas for your own clan, or to treat family friends, the Brinno SHC500 will be a unique idea sure to wow them this time. Capture your family members greeting at the front door, pop out the microSD card and preserve these cherished photos forever.

Memories of such holiday activities are always dear, and some families have found unusual methods of preserving past holiday seasons. Next year, you will impress family members, friends, and neighbors with this chic holiday idea. Collect and customize all your sharp images from SHC500 last year’s holidays with your own seasonal text. Tug a flashback to a remarkable snapshot for a wonderful moment at your heartstrings. Festival season is a time both for reflection and cheerful celebration of family and friendship. No matter where we are, holiday season reminds us of the people who mean the most.

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Show your entire remodeling process, let the client see your value.

Let’s suppose that you’re remodeling a kitchen for a client. Maybe you’re making a video for your YouTube channel that you wish to attract more subscribers on.

The point is that each and every step of your remodeling process is so important to be documented for business purposes. Whether you’re a professional home remodeler or a home improvement amateur. We could all use a handy tool to help us record the extraordinary work during our projects.

The best way to show your remodeling process

The video not only helps the clients to understand your craftsmanship but also helps your business grow. Moreover, time-lapse is the best way to turn your experience into a short video.

Kitchen Remodeling Timelapse Narrated - YouTube

Creative Spiral shares a great example that shows how they record their remodeling process in time lapse. You or the client can see how they been taking care of their house and every step of the process.

Thanks to time-lapse, remodelers can show their entire process of work much faster and easier. However, not all digital cameras offer time lapse function. Plus, most of the digital/action cameras on the market offer less than an hour battery life recording time.

The best tool to help you record time-lapse videos

TLC120 is the pocketable size time lapse camera. Moreover, depends on how you set the camera, it records up to 10 days with just a single charge. With HDR sensor, the camera takes great time lapse videos in low light situation, like indoor situation. You can customize the camera settings to make it more professional. TLC120 produce a complete time lapse video without editing, like using your smartphone. It is designed to help your storytelling better.

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Come witness our award-winning product at Computex 2017
  • PeepHole Camera ProBrinno PeepHole Camera Pro wins SMAhome TOP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD at Secutech 2017. Brinno combines its proprietary low power Wi-Fi technology and traditional peephole functions, turning lackluster peephole into a smart home camera that fits for both tech-savvy young adults and tech-challenged baby boomers. DIY installation is available in seconds, and it is powered by batteries that last for months. Celebrate with us at Computex 2017.
  • Construction Camera ProBrinno’s Time Lapse Camera is highly acclaimed by the film industry. The art director of the American disaster feature film “San Andreas” finds a great opportunity to document the special effect set construction behind the scenes by using the BCC200. Find out the whole story at Computex 2017.
  • Time Lapse Overwatch Camera Earlier this year at CES, advanced user “RICOH” conducted its data collection to the next level by using MAC200DN. Up to 14 months of battery life, cable free, and reliable motion sensor, the camera helps track visitor flow in the exhibition booth for onsite and after event analysis. MAC200DN is also perfect to watch over your properties, indoor or outdoor. Join us at Computex 2017 for more awesome features.
Join Us @

Date: May 30- June 3, 2017

Location: TWTC Hall 1, Taipei

Booth no.: D0401a

Map:

For more information please contact us!
  sales@brinno.com

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Content Creator Spotlight: Brinno User, Support Guru, Now Retailer!

There is one name synonymous with Brinno time lapse cameras in North America, Josh Banks.

Since purchasing his first camera in 2013, this guy has done it all and shows no signs of slowing down with his latest Brinno venture, aptly named TimeLapseCameras.com

We noticed Josh’s first video, an extensive seven month project, days after he uploaded the video to YouTube our Social Media Manager reached out and put Josh in contact with the President of our US Distributor. Since then, there has been no looking back. Josh has been involved with high level customer care, helping user’s worldwide. Josh has visited Brinno in Taiwan, participated in camera development and marketing initiatives, toured factories and made friends with the core people within our great company. Josh has represented Brinno at major trade shows including the Consumer Electronics and International Builder’s Shows. Josh has also trained major retailer sales teams. He continues to create content and build brand awareness by constantly expanding his collection of engaging and unique videos.

We wanted to dig into the inner workings of Josh’s brain and learn from his perspective.

1) Tell us about TimeLapseCameras.com?

I am pouring all of my efforts into making TimeLapseCameras.com the one source for accurate Brinno camera information. Handling customer care for a few years became frustrating, as I would typically hear from someone too late. I had many instances where customer education would have made all the difference between a successful project and disappointment.

Creating a long term time lapse requires some prediction of the future and there are some concepts people should take into consideration before starting their recording. At TimeLapseCameras.com our emphasis is helping the customer from start to finish. We want to talk to the customer, make product suggestions and we even offer to set up each camera specifically for their project. We know what works and what doesn’t, from basic clamp selection to camera settings. Everyone who contacts us ends up with the confidence their project will work out. There is no other retailer who can offer the knowledge  we are willing to share.

We are working on expanding our services. We now offer solutions to improve video footage and we are working on various levels of editing services. The web site will continue to expand with new tutorials, case studies and more.

2) Are there any tips you would like to share with everyone?

Sure, the question is where do I start? Compared to other solutions, Brinno cameras are quite inexpensive. I always suggest at least two cameras for a long term construction project. Both cameras can run side-by-side or at different perspectives for exterior work. Once work begins indoors, one of the cameras can capture interior action. Two cameras provide redundancy, an exterior build only happens once and all it takes is a bird doing it’s business on the housing to wreck a great video. Things happen, although rarely, two cameras lessen the chance of tragic loss.

Another tip would be to consider the timer settings to eliminate dark portions of a day. Videos which flash from dark to light rapidly can be difficult to watch. Many people want to record from 6am to 6pm, in some areas, especially during winter, it is dark at 6am and 6pm. I would rather go with 8am to 4pm if it means consistent light. You will end up wanting to edit dark portions and it’s much easier to handle this before recording than after.

There are so many other tips running through my head. Check the settings, make sure the Quality is on Best, Frame Rate is at 30 FPS and the Time/Date Stamp is Off.

One more… Brinno.com has a great time lapse calculator, visit the site and select Support | Time Setting Calculator to run through some variables.

3) What did you learn on your visits to Taiwan?

Taiwan is a beautiful country, a totally different experience for me. Everything I knew about food completely changed in Taiwan, it was truly a unique culinary experience. Sustained 180 mph on high speed rail is amazing and I could go on about the tourist experience.

However, Taiwan was getting to know Brinno, the company, the people and most of all being involved in discussions which shaped future products. There are great people in this company, I have met everyone from the CEO to factory workers and I greatly admire their passion and work ethic. Taiwan was an opportunity to socialize in their environment, ride in their cars, share meals and tour the country with Brinno employees.

I really look forward to new camera development and I feel many of my suggestions could result in a camera for the masses in the construction industry. I also look forward to vising Taiwan again and bringing The TimeLapseCameras.com team to share the experience.

4) How did you get your start creating time lapse videos?

I thought you only had three questions. I am a professional photographer, I do a considerable amount of work for a public utility in my area. In 2013 they wanted to do a time lapse of a water reservoir construction shot from the top of a water tower.

I started looking for a solution. There were very expensive construction cameras, DIY ideas and some other solutions which may or may not work. I ran across a Brinno camera on a major retail web site and after some consideration I decided a Brinno may work. I presented the option to the utility and asked  them sign liability wavers if it didn’t work out. My first Brinno was purchased and installed. At first, I climbed the water tower weekly to check the camera, yep it was working. Weekly turned into every other and eventually every other month until the project was complete.

With the help of a video editor friend we uploaded the a first version of the video to YouTube. Within two days I was contacted by Brinno’s Social Media manager and they wanted to discuss the video in detail. Come to find out, this was one of the first long term construction videos created with a Brinno camera, I was essentially discovered online and I couldn’t be more grateful.  

5) What is the future of time lapse?

The future of time lapse is still in the early stages due to lack of awareness inexpensive technology exists. Every contractor, builder, sub-contractor worldwide should have a Brinno time lapse camera or two. Time lapse is the perfect way to show your work from start to finish. For around $200 a landscaper can show a property transformed, a painter can show a house transition from white to gray, a pool installer can show bare land become an oasis, a builder can show someones dream become a reality. Everyone can use time lapse, in some way, to promote their business.

Time lapse videos are great for social media, Facebook, web sites and trade shows. People watch just to see what unfolds.

6) Lastly, what are your favorite time lapse accomplishments?

It’s hard to pick favorites, each video was created for a reason. I have a friend who is a Captain for a major airline and I got a camera into a cockpit for an unprecedented and perfect landing at O’Hare. With over 300,000 views this may be one of the most popular Brinno videos on YouTube.

Night Landing Airplane at Chicago O'hare International Airport Cockpit View - YouTube

Another is a McDonald’s construction video. I wanted a time lapse everyone could relate to, what better than a McDonald’s restaurant. I frequently use this as a construction example, everything from multiple cameras to interior views is covered and this video often answers questions regarding camera distance, time interval and more. It’s a great video for people to understand the concept of long term time lapse.

McDonald's Construction Time Lapse, Rochester Minnesota - YouTube

I also like the Brinno cameras for creative use, driving time lapse, sunsets, cityscapes, etc. However, one creative area I really enjoy is 3D printing. 3D prints can take many hours and a Brinno camera is a perfect solution to document an entire project.

3D Printed Vase Time Lapse - YouTube

Josh and TimeLapseCameras.com are great resources for anyone considering a long term time lapse project. We are proud of his accomplishments and look forward to anything this guy does or has to say.

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Learn how to setup the TLC120 properly before you hit the record button.

TLC120 is the best process recorder. It allows you to setup different settings according to where you are shooting. Whether you are in your studio, create on a street, or in the night, we provide 3 different settings to help you be more creative.

Before you start

Time lapse is all about “Time Interval” and “Frame Rate”. These are the 2 main settings are what will determine the speed of our final video.

  • Time Interval (Capture Rate):
    • This is how often the camera takes a picture. For example, if it is set at an interval of 5 seconds, the camera takes a picture every 5 seconds. The longer the interval, the faster the apparent motion of the elements in the movie, and vice versa.

    Function: recording time/time interval = total frames

  • Frame Rate:  Frame rate can also be modified after recording (whereas time interval cannot). It determines the speed the frames are played back. Each frame represents a picture. The higher the frame rate, the quicker the video will play.
  • Time Lapse Video Length Calculator (See example below)

In this case, your recording time is 2 hours, which is 7200 seconds, divided by your capture rate, which is 5 seconds, you will get 1440, which is your total frames. Finally, 1440 divided by 20, which is frame rate per second, you will get 72, which is your video length.

Let’s get started

Before you press the record button, we highly recommend you to try below settings:

  • In Studio: 
  • On Street(day):
  • On Street(night):

After you confirm your settings, you can find the best location and press the record button.

Learn More

[TLC120 FAQ] First Time Connect Smartphone to TLC120

[TLC120 FAQ] How to Show Preview Screen on Brinno App [Article]

[TLC120 FAQ] How to Playback on Camera and Save Time Lapse Video to Your Smartphone? [Article]

[TLC120 FAQ] Free Video Editing on Your Smartphone

[TLC120 FAQ] How to Switch Between Your TLC120s When Not Recording [Article]

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