Of all the people I know who are Mac users, only a handful have a webcam at home or office. Webcam? Yes. A camera connected to your Mac that captures photos every so many seconds or minutes, or takes a snapshot when there’s movement (like a motion detector).
Most Mac users have a Mac with a built-in iSight camera and that makes for a good webcam. A webcam, security camera, or nanny-cam can be set to store photos, upload photos, or email photos when making a capture. What would make a webcam better?
This is a time lapse movie maker app that takes captured photos from a webcam or your iSight camera and turns them into a movie. How it works is simple (other than the part where you need a webcam and an app to capture images from the camera).
Drag and drop a folder full of photos onto MovieMaker.
The movie can be customized by file format and codec, screen size and aspect ratio, including a timestamp.
Just click the Settings button.
MovieMaker then grabs all the photos from the webcam, nanny-cam, or security camera and puts them together to create a time lapse movie.
There’s even a Preview option so you can see how the photos will look before rendering and saving as a movie.
One more click and MovieMaker saves a completed time lapse movie to your Mac which you can upload to YouTube, share with others, or park in a public folder in Dropbox.
Where’s the value? MovieMaker is especially useful for anyone who uses a security camera or a nanny-cam. Instead of rummaging through every photo collected over time, MovieMaker combines the photos into a time lapse movie which is easier to view. It’s quick, easy to setup and use, and works very well. The price tag is nominal but you’ll still need the camera and an app to capture images.