Recently I’ve become more and more intrigued by timelapse videos. Adding to that is the addition of a GoPro HD Hero2 camera that has basically a built in intervalometer. This makes for a dead simple process of capturing images while I’m out using the big DSLR for other still images.

While experimenting with the basic static motion timelapse, I kept seeing more and more of these utilizing motion in them.  Specifically speaking panning and sliders.  It adds a whole new depth to them.  However, the price tag on these could scare anyone.  Most sliders run $1,000 and up.  Yikes!  So the DIY approach was looking more and more the way to go.

While scouring the interwebs for such devices I came across a YouTube video for a DIY egg timer panning device to be used with the GoPro.  It was simple and inexpensive.  So I trekked to Ikea and scrounged up the parts to build one.

First impressions are it works.  It was simple and gave me the desired effect.  The video below is one of the first test examples using this and I’ve started a few more since then.  Just to give you an idea of what it can do you can see the video here:

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Check out my YouTube Channel in the future for more of these that I’ll be posting as they get finished.  I’ll also be writing up a more in-depth post about creating one of these and the benefits/drawbacks I’ve found along the way.  Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

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