Time Lapse Equipment
photoSentinel Tempo: The definitive time lapse camera system
The photoSentinel Tempo is our most powerful time lapse equipment ever.
The combination of advanced scheduling, remote camera control, professional HTML5 gallery and unrivalled power management make it the definitive long-term time lapse equipment.
Time Lapse Equipment Features
State-of-the-art 4G time lapse controller
photoSentinel’s time lapse equipment is engineered for performance. The time lapse controller will reliably capture and upload thousands of photos, for years on end.
The high-speed modem allows you to receive status updates, get photos, and change time lapse settings, all over the cellular network, fast.
Time lapse housing built for the roughest conditions
With the rugged IP-66 housing and temperature-tested electronics, you can deploy the Tempo time lapse camera system to the harshest of climates, job after job.
With over 4000 systems across the globe, photoSentinel time lapse equipment has been successfully deployed to all kinds of conditions, from the deserts of Australia and Saudi Arabia, to the winters of Canada and Finland.
Reliable industrial-grade SSD storage
Up to 500GB of industrial-grade SSD storage on-board your time lapse equipment means you have more than enough space to save even the largest raw image files, for months on end.
Compatible with your choice of DSLR
photoSentinel time lapse equipment is compatible with a range of professional DSLR cameras and lenses for highest quality photos and maximum artistic control.
Make the most of up to a 100° field-of-view by selecting the best camera and lens for your long-term time lapse setup.
You can provide your own camera and lens, or include them as part of your time lapse equipment purchase from photoSentinel. We can provide Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, and a variety of wide-angle lenses.
Power solutions for every long-term time lapse project
photoSentinel’s engineers are masters of power management.
The Tempo’s extremely power efficient electronics enable your time lapse equipment to shoot for days on the 12800 - 13600mAH lithium-ion battery alone. †
Fast charging on a 20W solar panel
The Tempo time lapse equipment charges twice as fast as its predecessor.
This means the included small and lightweight 20W solar panel is more than enough to keep your long-term time lapse camera system running on even the most rigorous shooting regime.
Other power options include dual solar, all-weather AC charger, and large-capacity external battery pack.
External battery box
For jobs with limited or no access to sunlight or AC, the External Battery Box allows you to use a 12V lead-acid battery (not included) to significantly increase the runtime of your time lapse equipment.
All-weather AC charger
For jobs with access to mains power, the rugged IP55 AC charger can withstand anything the weather and the worksite might throw at it.
Cutting-edge cloud features
All photoSentinel time lapse equipment is connected to a powerful cloud feature-set that includes:
- Professional HTML5 Image Gallery
- Remote Scheduling and Camera Control
- Photo forwarding to Dropbox, Google Drive, AWS and more
- Status Reporting and Alert Notifications
- Auto-generated Progress Reporting Videos
- AI-Driven Time lapse Movie Composer
Powerful, flexible advanced scheduling
Tempo’s advanced scheduling lets you create shooting regimes with your time lapse equipment that perfectly match your project.
- With the flexible scheduling options you can:
- Set different regimes for each day of the week.
- Shoot fast during the day and upload overnight.
- Pre-schedule config changes for future events.
- And much, much more!
Control of time lapse camera settings
Don’t be limited to a couple of sliders that let you control just a few basic camera settings.
By giving you direct remote access to your DSLR, Tempo time lapse equipment allows for control of a much wider range of camera settings.
And, with advanced scheduling, you can even pre-schedule changes to camera settings weeks in advance.
Custom-branded time lapse gallery
View your photos on any device with the professional HTML5 gallery.
- Customise gallery appearance with your branding.
- Search by date through the full archive of images.
- Overlay and compare any two photos.
- Generate an instant time lapse of recent site activity.
Peace-of-mind status reporting
Monitor your system with continuous status updates and detailed diagnostic reporting.
Active email alerts, SMS notifications and a fleet-wide Alerts dashboard give you visibility on anything that requires your attention.
Secure Photo Handling
Fully encrypted device-to-device photo transfer from your time lapse equipment to the cloud, and from the cloud to your time lapse image viewing device.
Photo forwarding to your cloud backup
Automate your construction time lapse editing
Take back your time and scale your business. With the AI Time lapse Composer‘s sophisticated algorithms, you can craft professional long-term time lapse movies in just a few clicks.
Progress reporting is easier than ever. With set-and-forget scheduling, the latest movie will be always ready to deliver straight to your client.
Support at all stages of your project
With tailored technical support, a detailed knowledge base of all photoSentinel time lapse equipment, and comprehensive long-term time lapse education resources, our expert team is always on hand to help you succeed.
The optically-pure B270 glass ensures crystal-clear images from your long-term time lapse camera.
Perfect 3-Axis Framing
Frame your time lapse camera perfectly with the versatile 3-axis mount.
Ready for RAW
Cut your data upload costs with expandable SSD storage for saving months of RAW images on-board your time lapse equipment.
Quick and Easy Set-up
Set up your time lapse camera equipment fast with the intuitive Control Hub interface.
Powerful tools to manage all your time lapse cameras from the one online portal.
API and Integrations
API available to integrate photos from your time lapse cameras with your favourite project management ecosystems.
|Controller||Powerful Linux-based platform with high-speed 4G LTE modem (up to 100Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink rates). 3 x USB2.0 host ports (1.5A max).|
Nikon: D3500^, D5600, Z5, Z30^
Canon: 2000D|1500D|Rebel T7, 200D MK II|Rebel SL3|250D, 850D|Rebel T8i, 90D, 5D Mark IV, RP, R10^, M50 MK II|Kiss M2^
Sony: ZV-E10^, a7R IVA^
For compatibility with other cameras, see footnote below.
|Photo interval||Adjustable from 5 seconds to 1 day between photos. For sustained, continuous shooting and upload, the minimum recommended interval is 5 minutes during daylight hours only. For sustained, continuous SSU (simultaneous shoot and upload) at intervals shorter than five minutes, AC power is required.|
|Housing||IP-66 weatherproof – totally protected against dust and water ingress (not submersible).|
|Window glass||B270 optically pure glass – highly resistant to solar radiation and built to disperse and minimise solar flare.|
|Power||12800 - 13600 mAh lithium ion battery, 7.2V charging circuit, 20W solar panel, 110V and 220V AC chargers available. †|
|Storage||Swappable 64GB or 500GB industrial-grade SSD, powered by ATP A600Sc, SATA III 6 Gb/s.|
|Display||128 x 32 White OLED Screen.|
|Dimensions (mm)||Housing (incl visor, handle and bracket): 240(w) x 260(d) x 260(h)|
Solar panel (incl. bracket): 550(w) x 360(d) x 120(h)
|Shipping weight||Box 1 - Housing and pole mount (excl. camera and lens): 8.1 kg|
Box 2 - Solar panel: 3.2 kg
* Only advertised Supported Cameras are recommended for use on new projects. Other cameras may be technically compatible, but may have technical or feature limitations. Camera models previously advertised as Supported Cameras are likely to continue to work on compatible firmware. Chat with one of our experts to discuss the use of an unsupported camera.
† Battery capacity will vary slightly depending on Li-Ion cell availability. All battery packs provided for photoSentinel units will range between 93 and 99 Wh suitable for UN3480 shipping regulations.
^ Low Power Mode (LPM) not available on this model.
How do construction time lapse and long-term time lapse work?
Construction and long-term time lapse photography is where a user captures a series of photos, from the same camera position, over a period of months or years, to be played back at speed. It is most commonly used to capture slow moving processes and changes which may not be obvious when viewed in real time. When a time lapse camera is used on a construction site, it highlights the changes taking place as the project develops and advances toward completion. Construction time lapse videos allow users to view progress in high speed and are a really effective way to demonstrate a project’s development.
Do I need professional construction/long-term time lapse equipment?
The short answer is yes. The big challenges with long-term time lapse are power, weatherproof housing and a controller that will keep going for months, if not years, on end. While you could cobble together your own DIY time lapse equipment, there’s no way for you to be certain your equipment will be reliable and durable unless you’ve also tested it for as long as your project is going to be. photoSentinel time lapse equipment has been deployed on over 4000 construction time lapse and long-term time projects across the globe, some as long as five years or even more. With professional time lapse equipment, you can be confident it will keep going for your entire project.
Chat to one of our team for expert advice or to receive a free, no-obligation quote for your time lapse project.
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