Dudu M. mailed in to share a time-lapse video he created on Ubuntu using nothing but free open-source tools and a camera.

“I used gtimelapse (a frontend to gphoto2) to control my camera to take a lot (more then 2000 ) [of photos] using ffmpeg. I combined the images as a video, and made the final touches in Openshot.”

The result is this:

Pretty neat! You’ll find many of the applications DuDu used are available to install freely from the Ubuntu Software Center.

The GPhoto2 front-end ‘GTimeLapse’ is available to download from the project page on sourceforge.net/projects/gtimelapse/.

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DuDu via Tips

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