Tutorials |How to shoot a timelapse with the DJI Osmo Action

HOW TO... shoot a timelapse with the DJI Osmo Action

How to shoot a timelapse with the DJI Osmo Action

A still may capture the moment and video the action but a time-lapse captures the passing of time like no other form of image capture.

The DJI Osmo Action is packed with features that will help you to capture the environment around you in a way that few other devices can in stunning high definition.

You can purchase the accessories and DJI Osmo Action at the DJI Store or from retailers like Adorama, B&H Photo Video, Wex Photo Video and Park Cameras.

Switching from video to other modes on the DJI Osmo Action is incredibly easy using the QS button on the side of the camera. Once you access the timelapse mode you then have a choice of options to choose before you start filming.

Here we’ll take a look at how to get started with the Osmo Action timelapse settings, but before we get started let’s take a look at what else you need.

First, you need to set the Osmo Action on to a tripod to ensure that it’s level and stable. You don’t want the camera wobbling around once you start recording.

As there’s no 1/4-inch thread on the base of the Osmo Action you’ll need to get a GoPro tripod adapter, they’re relatively cheap and will bolt onto the base of the cage before screwing directly onto the head of the tripod.

Once in position, you can compose the shot using the large rear touch screen. With that done you’re ready to switch to the timelapse mode and adjust the settings.

How to capture a timelapse on the DJI Osmo Action

  1. Power on by pushing the Disp/power button on top of the camera
  2. Push the QS button on the side of the camera three times and select timelapse
  3. Swipe up from the base of the screen to display the options
  4. Set the resolution by tapping the icon in the top right of the screen and select 4K
  5. Set the interval by swiping left or right, set interval to 1s
  6. Set the Duration by swiping left or right, set to 5m
  7. Swipe from the top of the screen down to exit the options
  8. Tap the shutter button to start recording

The camera will now shoot a timelapse for five minutes which will play back over 10 seconds.

How to shoot a timelapse with the DJI Osmo Action
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How to shoot a timelapse with the DJI Osmo Action
You may think you can only use action cameras to capture the action, in truth there's far more to them. Here I show you how to capture a timelapse.
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