time-lapse video recorder

Jason K. Potter potterj at tcimet.net
Tue Mar 3 20:06:34 EST 1998

Why not try a video frame digitizer like Snappy (available in most
computer stores for about $99).  It can be set up with the proper
software to capture frames on a schedule automatically and the frames can be
combined into an AVI or MOV file with easily
obtainable shareware.  It works well with time lapse videos of
crystal growth, plant growth, cloud movements, etc.  Another possibility is to
use a video digitizer board like MIRO DC20
or ATI All-In_Wonder to do the same thing.

Jason K. Potter
Haslett High school
Haslett, MI

Lee Hadden wrote:

> Does anyone know a source for new or used [but in good condition]
> time-lapse video recorders?  I need one for new Plant Biology lab projects
> and research I want to implement but have found only a fawned they were
> priced beyond our budget.  I need the type that could record plant growth
> responses such as seed germination, tropisms, pollen tube growth, etc.  I
> would buy one with my own money, if it were affordable, just to have one
> and bring a new and dynamic experience to the students.
> Along this line, is there a clearing-house for used or no longer needed lab
> and teaching equipment?  Maybe an on-line "swap list" , registry for
> large-university or research company willing- to-donate-to-smaller
> [private] colleges"  [great tax write-off CEO's!]?  I have heard from
> friends in industry and private business sector of  instruments they
> upgraded, but either junked to make space, or store forever [and never to
> use again].  They've commented, "Gee, I wish we had known you needed one-we
> just bought five and scrapped three old ones!"
> How about a trading web site to post material to sell, donate, swap, along
> with a "need to obtain" list?  Someone out there ought to be clever enough
> to get one going!
> Thanks.
> Lee Hadden
> Department of Biology
> Wingate University
> Wingate, NC  28174
> hadden at wingate.edu

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