Video not playing? Download file instead. This is a timelapse study of the habits of a turtle, a cat and a bunch of small fish over the course of a day and night that I did some years back. I just found out I can render these videos to MP4 and embed them via HTML5, so yay! Here you go, no YouTube needed.
JPEG2AVI, a handy utility to convert a bunch of JPGs to a raw AVI file
To copy the JPEGs off of the CF card, I used to use a DOS command-line program called “Controlled Copy”, which did a great job of *just* copying the JPG’s and leaving behind all the useless thumbnails and data files that the Powershot 600 generates in the multitude of folders it creates. This handy little utility seems to have vanished from the face of the internets, but here’s the link to the old website. I still have a copy of it, though, so if you have a Powershot 600 that you want to use for timelapse, let me know and I’ll put it somewhere you can get it. The author has released it as freeware, so I suppose it’ll be ok. It’ll make the process loads easier. The command line I usually used looked something like this:
C:\cc.exe X:\PWRSHOT\*.JPG /G C:\Timelapse_dir
where “X” is the CF card drive letter and “Timelapse_dir” is the folder you want to copy all the JPGs to.