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Visual Media Processing Using MATLAB Beginner's Guide by George Siogkas

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Acquiring frames for time-lapse videos

Now that you know how to acquire frames using the Image Acquisition Tool, and you have also understood the implications of enlarged uncompressed video sizes, it is time to revisit a technique covered in the previous chapter. More specifically, we will now discuss how the imaqtool can be used to create time-lapse videos. There are two ways we can use it:

  1. By acquiring a full video and then following the process shown in the previous chapter to extract the frames that will be used to make your time-lapse video. However, this process has the obvious flaw of requiring too much disk space in cases of videos that may last a day, or more.
  2. By manually triggering as many frames as you want (after having specified their ...

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