GoPro Hero 11 comes with great video and photo capabilities. To get some stunning shots using the Time Warp and Time Lapse mode, there are certain settings for different situations. In this article, you will get all the required information for the best possible Time-Lapse & Time Warp settings on the GoPro Hero 11 Black.
Read on to know more.
Time Lapse Settings on GoPro Hero 11
The GoPro Hero 11 Black has three Time-Lapse presets:
- Time Lapse,
- Time Warp, and
- Night Lapse.
Time Lapse can capture 4K Time warp footage with a wide digital lens. It includes onscreen shortcuts for changing digital lenses and a speed ramp. The timelapse of Hero 11 includes TimeWarp, Star Trails, Light Painting, Vehicle Light Trails, Time Lapse, and Night Lapse presets. Time Lapse can turn longer events into short sharable videos. It’s great for capturing sunsets, street scenes, art projects, and other shots that unfold over a long period.
The GoPro Hero 11 Black lets you speed up time by using TimeWarp video stabilization to capture ultra smooth time-lapse video while you’re on the move. You can capture 4K video with the Wide digital lens while automatically adjusting your capture speed for the best results.
The Night Lapse is used for shooting time-lapse videos in dark and low-light environments. When this preset is ON, the camera shutter stays open for longer to get enough light for shooting. You can record 4K video with the Wide digital lens.
Pro Tip: To reduce blur when using Night and Night Lapse photos, mount your camera on a tripod or place it on a stable surface where it won’t wobble or shake.
It’s time to get creative after dark with three new night effects introduced in GoPro Hero 11 Black.
Star Trails uses the Earth’s rotation and the stars to create beautiful trails of light across the sky. Mount your camera to a stationary object or tripod, point it toward the night sky and let physics take over. Use the trail length effect to choose maximum, long, or short trail lengths.
Light Painting uses a long exposure to let you create brilliant brush stroke effects with moving light. Mount your camera to a stationary object or tripod, grab a flashlight, glow stick, or another light source, and get creative.
Vehicle Light Trails
Mount your camera to a stationary object or tripod and point your camera at moving vehicles to create stunning light trail footage. Be sure to use the trail length effect to choose maximum, long, or short trail lengths.
GoPro Hero 11 Time Lapse & Time Warp Settings
The GoPro Hero 11 has several Time Lapse and TimeWarp settings. Here are those settings:
TimeWarp Video Speed
The TimeWarp video speed can be increased up to 30x which can turn longer activities into shareable moments. The default setting is Auto, which automatically sets the speed for you. You can also set the speed yourself. The below mentioned gives an estimate for the same. For example, recording at 2x speed for 4 minutes will give you about 2 minutes of TimeWarp video.
|Specifications||GoPro Hero 11 Mini||GoPro Hero 5 Session|
|Dimensions||2.06 x 2.01 x 1.4 inches||1.43 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Weight||133 grams||75 grams|
|Video Resolution||5.3K, 4K, 2.7K||4K, 2.7K, 1440p, 1080p|
|Photo Resolution||24.7 MP stills from Videos||10 MP|
|Waterproof||Yes, down to 33ft||Yes, down to 33ft|
|Connectivity||USB, WiFi, Bluetooth||USB, WiFi, Bluetooth|
|Image Stabilization||HyperSmooth 5.0 with AutoBoost||Yes|
Recommended TimeWarp Video Speed for different activities:
- Driving through a scenic route: 2x-5x
- Hiking & Exploring: 10x
- Running or Mountain-Biking: 15-30x
Pro Tip: For the best results, leave the speed on the Auto setting when shooting footage that may get bumpy.
Speed Ramp (TimeWarp)
Speed ramping is when you gradually change the speed of a video clip. It is a feature that is often seen in many sports videos and action movies. You can rear-touch the screen while recording TimeWarp to ramp down the speed of your video. Choosing the required speed before recording can be done by tapping the capture screen or going to the TimeWarp settings menu.
There are two Speed Ramp options:
- Real Speed (1x): 30 FPS with Sound On
- Half-Speed (0.5x slo-mo): 60 FPS with Sound Off
Pro Tip: You can also use the Mode button to activate Speed Ramp. Scroll down to Shortcuts in the setting menu to set it up.
TimeWarp/Time Lapse Video Resolution
You can choose from three different resolutions for shooting TimeWarp and Time-Lapse videos:
- 5.3K (16:9 aspect ratio)
- 4K (16:9 aspect ratio)
- 4K (4:3 aspect ratio)
- 1080p (16:9 aspect ratio)
Time Lapse Interval
Time Lapse Interval sets how often your GoPro Hero 11 Black captures a shot in the Time Lapse video and Time Lapse photo modes. You should choose shorter intervals for quick activities and longer intervals for extended activities.
The available time-lapse intervals on Hero 11 are: 0.5 (default), 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 seconds; 1, 2, 5, and 30 minutes; and 1 hour.
– Recommended Time Lapse Interval for different activities:
- 0.5-2 seconds: Surfing, biking, or other sport
- 2 seconds: Busy street corner
- 5-10 seconds: Clouds or outdoor scenes for long durations
- 10 seconds–1 minute: Art projects or other lengthy activities.
- 1 minute–1 hour: Construction work or other activities that take place over a very long period.
Night Lapse Interval
You can choose how often your GoPro Hero 11 captures a shot in Night Lapse mode. The available Night Lapse Intervals are Auto, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 seconds; and 1, 2, 5, 30, and 60 minutes.
Check out amazing tips on Night Lapse mode: 7 Tips for Epic GoPro Night Lapses.
Auto is the default night lapse interval on Hero 11. In this setting, the camera syncs the Interval with the Shutter speed. For example, if the shutter speed is 10 seconds and Interval is set to Auto, the camera will capture a photo every 10 seconds.
More info on shutter speed: How To Manually Adjust GoPro Shutter Speed? [2023 Guide].
– Recommended Night Lapse Interval for different activities:
- Auto: Great for all exposures
- 4-5 seconds: Evening city scene, street lighting, or scenes with movement
- 10-15 seconds: Dim lighting conditions with slow scene changes, like night clouds with a bright moon
- 20-30 seconds: Very low light or very slow scene changes, like stars with minimal ambient or street light
You can read more about GoPro low light here: Best Settings For Night + Steps to Fix Noise.
What Settings Do You Prefer?
If you use the right time-lapse and time warp settings for suitable activities, you will be surprised to see amazing results. Though using these modes means easy drainage of the battery thus, keep your camera fully charged before you get shooting. Enjoy creating magic with your new GoPro Hero 11 Black.
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