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One of the things I'm looking forward to the eclipse is doing time lapses with my phone and GoPro on the field where I hunt. What I would really like to do though is a time lapse with my trail cam but that option is not there. I think it would be really cool because when it gets to a certain lack of light it goes to IR. I'm almost tempted to go out there and do some raking and trimming just to keep that camera going. I think if everybody else gets disappointed due to clouds and rain or something, the go-to document people will be watching are the time lapses. 

Does anybody have a time lapse option on their camera or am I going to have to hook up blade of phragmites on a metronome in front of my trail cam?

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My wife will be driving home during the eclipse so I can do a time lapse with the dash cam also. But with her luck she'll get stuck in the tunnel because traffic is expected to be terrible

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Ive never heard of that type of setting on a cell trail cam.
On a cell cam for sure that would chew up major power and bandwidth and probably not something you would want.

 

The bushnell non-cell cams have something called field scan that you can setup for a period of time and and interval. During that period it will take a pic every interval. Maybe have a look at that.

 

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You might want to check into using a camera or phone ....I read that using them to directly get a picture of the eclipse could ruin the light receptors in them. I think you have to do a photo with the correct filter.

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14 minutes ago, coyotehunter said:

You might want to check into using a camera or phone ....I read that using them to directly get a picture of the eclipse could ruin the light receptors in them. I think you have to do a photo with the correct filter.

I'm not looking to film the eclipse itself. I'm looking to film the shadows and effects in the field and surrounding area. There will be a million videos and pictures of the eclipse the next day already. 

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I recall as a kid the eclipse of the early 60's. It was a Saturday and we were either driving on vacation going north or maybe coming home, no hullabaloo, emergency measures act or any BS like that, got somewhat dark for a couple of minutes , dad might have turned the headlights on, pretty soon it got light again , expect this one much the same as I am staying home with all the craziness out there  edit : would have been this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_20,_1963#:~:text=A total solar eclipse occurred,for a viewer on Earth.

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