By Brinno / June 01,2012
Contractor Sean Collinsgru from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area is dedicated to providing clients with well-designed and well-built outdoor living spaces. Creating a better client experience is an essential part of his business. Filming timelapse videos plays an important part of exceeding client expectations and providing them with the best experience possible.
Sean got sent a BCC2000 construction time lapse bundle to play around with alongside his usual GoPro camera. He quickly realized the advantages to using a dedicate time lapse camera. Unlike action cams like GoPro, Brinno’s cameras have been specially designed with optimal power consumption in mind.
The durable waterproof case comes with a 16AA battery slot that will provide power for up to 328 days using a 5 min capture interval. The battery life is long enough that, as Sean describes it, “you can set it up one time and record the whole project,” whereas with GoPro “you will need to change batteries constantly or run a cord to it”.
A GoPro is more suitable for providing supplementary footage such as close up shots of framing or tiling. This supplementary footage will make your content more dynamic and interesting, complementary to time lapse. If you are filming a project long time lapse then Brinno is the best choice.
According to Sean, contractors who aren’t utilizing time lapse cameras are missing out. Time lapse provides an easy way to start creating content that clients love and will want to share. Making content that clients want to engage with is a great way to expand your business. Existing clients will share your videos which will in turn attract new clients.
Brinno promises to make time lapse easy. The BCC2000 is the easiest way for contractors with little to no knowledge of photography to jump into the world of construction time lapse. As Sean puts it “even for contractors who aren’t tech savvy, this is a good camera. [You can] set it and forget it until the end of your project”.
The industrial-grade clamp mount makes setting up your camera easy in almost any environment. Sean liked the flexibility of how you could clamp on “just about anything” making installation a breeze. Simply clamp the mount and then adjust to point your camera in the correct position. Made with industrial-grade stainless steel, the clamp will remain securely clamped in place until the end of your project.
One disadvantage Sean found with the camera can easily be solved with Brinno’s new BCC2000 Plus Construction Time Lapse Bundle. He found that once the camera was in the waterproof power housing (ATH2000) it was hard to tell if the camera is recording. The new upgraded bundle, BCC2000 Plus, comes bundled with Brinno’s Camera Extender Kit (AFB1000) which includes a 32ft cable that remains plugged into your camera to provide easy access to camera status via a laptop or tablet(Windows 64-bit OS).
During your regular rounds, plug the extender cable into your laptop or tablet to get instant access to your camera to download files, adjust capture interval, image settings, schedule, and start/stop recording. You can even check-up on your camera battery life and remaining SD card memory.
Learn more about the BCC2000 Plus and discover how this redesigned camera bundle makes professional time lapse easy.