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A simple application to build timelapses using a webcam, V4l2 and ImageMagick

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A simple application to build timelapses using a webcam, V4l2 and ImageMagick


$ cd pylapse $ pip-2.7 -r requirements.txt –upgrade

Or setup a virtualenv environment with…

$ virtualenv2 venv –distribute ; Maybe you need just virtualenv $ venv/bin/activate $ pip -r install requirements.txt –upgrade

Install ImageMagick with:


# pacman -S imagemagick


# apt-get install imagemagick


After installing you can go to your home and change the current captures and videos paths. The configuration is in $HOME/.pylapse/config.cfg

By default the captures and videos will stored in $HOME/.pylapse/captures and $HOME/.pylapse/videos respectively.

You can add your own configuration below the [pylapse] tag.


You can define the variables for the captures and video generation in

Then you can create the images with:

$ pylapse capture

Then you could generate the video with:

$ pylapse video

You can access the program help:

$ pylapse -h ; Global help information $ pylapse capture -h ; Capture Image Help $ pylapse video -h ; Video generation help

Have fun! :-)

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