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This is the first in a series of comparisons to highlight the different settings, lenses and shooting scenarios using the Brinno TLC200 Pro time lapse camera.
Within the camera's Settings menu, the first option is Time Lapse Frame Rate. This is the video playback speed once you download the AVI file from the camera. Typically, I record all of my work at 30 frames per second (FPS) which gives the smoothest playback. If I want to slow down the playback it can be changed with video editing software.
However, you may not want to edit the video or simply want a slower playback to start with. In that case your options are 30, 20, 15, 10, 5 and 1 FPS. This is what each setting looks like on a windy day with clouds shot once every five seconds.