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I have a canon Powershot SX 540 HS.

Is there a (simple) way to create time lapse video?

I'm fine using an android app for this if required.

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I found one possible solution. The "Canon Hacker Development Kit" can be used and you can install an alternative firmware: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SX530HS

.... But I am unsure if I want to go this way. If possible, I would like to use a more "official" way to get time lapse videos working.

I have a SX540, not a 530, this is one of several uncertainties why I would like to go a save way.

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    Do not use this software for different type of camera, this can lead to brick. – Romeo Ninov Dec 31 '17 at 14:39
  • @RomeoNinov ok, now I have a new question: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/95479/… (How to get CHDK working on this camera?) – guettli Jan 1 '18 at 12:56
  • guettli, unfortunately this is not so easy. Please check the answer of Philip Kendall – Romeo Ninov Jan 1 '18 at 14:06
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The simplest way to do a timelapse.

Get a tripod and mount your camera.

Get a chair and count some numbers and shoot. A clock is useful.

Repeat the shoot for some minutes.

Now use an editing software to convert the image sequence to video. One useful program is VirtualDub.

  • Yes, you are right. This works. But since most cameras support timelapse, this way feels too complicated today. – guettli Sep 27 '18 at 18:38

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