Digital Camera Timelapse
My first footage was shot with the TIV-300C triggering the release button on a Fuji FinePix 2600 ($159). The FinePix doesn't have a cable release socket, so a flash-bracket shaped mount was made to aim the shutter release cable onto the camera button.
At 640x480 camera resolution, the shortest interval possible was 2.3 seconds (it takes a few seconds for the image to be stored in the memory card).
Later footage was shot with a Canon Powershot A70 ($229) and a custom TIV. Unlike the FinePix, the A70 has a manual exposure mode and manual focusing. Like the Finepix, the shortest interval was 2.3 seconds.
On some Canon cameras, you can use the open-source CHDK firmware to shoot time-lapse. It adds a scripting to your camera, then with a little script, you can shoot time-lapse. Search for Canon CHDK or even better search YouTube CHDK Timelapse for more information. Here's a nice Zurich HD Timelapse using CHDK.
Here's the script I use:
rem Fast Shooting @title Interval Shooting Non-stop @param a Frames (Half-Seconds) @default a 1 print "NCS Fast Intervalometer" print "1/15/2008 7AM" sleep 500 a=a*12 print a, "Frames" for n=1 to a print "Shot number", n, "of", a shoot next n
If the footage doesn't play, it's because you might need the DivX decoder. Go to http://www.divx.com/divx/ and download "DivX codec (no cost)". You have to scroll down to see it.