Creating stunning HDR photos tends to require expensive professional cameras and a lot of production time. Creating time lapse HDR video has been even more complicated and expensive, but a company called Brinno wants to change that with their new TLC200 Pro camera. It is specifically designed for shooting and producing time lapse HDR video.
The new camera packs professional quality power into a package that is affordable and easy to use even if you don’t know anything about HDR photography.
The TLC200 has a 1.3 megapixel High Dynamic Range (HDR) image sensor that shoots 720p time lapse video. It supports interchangeable CS mount lenses for capturing exactly the look you want your video to have.
A user sets the interval between frames between 0.3 seconds and 24 hours and then the camera does the rest. It converts the images into an AVI video file as it shoots them. When you remove the SD card, the video is done. The TLC200 handles in real-time production work that could otherwise take days.
Video is formated as an AVI movie file in 720p resolution.
On the back of the camera is a 1.44″ TFT LCD screen. Scene settings include Daylight, Twilight, Night, Moon, or you can manually set exposure, saturation, contrast, and sharpness.
The Brinno time lapse HDR camera ships with the camera body, a 4GB SD Card, four AA batteries, a BCS 019 lens, a lens cover, and inexplicably … a screwdriver and a screw.
Four AA batteries can power the camera for between one and 45 days depending on time interval settings. It can also be powered via Micro USB.
The TLC200 will sell for $400 and the video below demonstrates why that’s such a great price.