Sunday, July 07, 2013

Dawn Breaking over the San Ramon River Valley in Southern Costa Rica

Recently, I acquired a new toy: a palm-size 1080p video recorder made by Veho. It's their Muvi HD model. It has a configurable, continuous still shot setting that I used to make the time lapse video below from our northern balcony. The entire set of images was shot over an hour interval from 6 to 7 AM today.


Naturally, Youtube compressed the original such that the resolution is degraded, but you get the idea. You have to look closely, just to the right of center, to see Cerro de La Muerte, whose peak is over 11,000 feet in elevation. As is typical most mornings in the Emerald Season, clouds pour over the peak from the Caribbean side. I don't really know what that indicates about the weather on that side of the country though.

I hope to capture a good sunset in the same manner. We are approaching the Canicula, a two to few week warmer weather pattern in the middle of the rainy season that usually brings drier, summer-like weather. Thus, spectacular sunsets may be in the cards shortly.
Veho Muvi HD camera

One of the non-technical features of this camera is the array of mounts that come with it. You can head mount it, put it on the car dash, strap it to a tree, etc. Perhaps just posting a vid of the daily commute, dodging goats and cars stopped in the middle of the road would make a good sequence.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this article. You have no idea how useful it was. Well, let me tell you. We're releasing a book end of September, and I was calling it Sierra de la Muerte. Doh!

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Thanks so much for your comment! - Casey

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