- Timelapse Inc. was a California company that produced and distributed
special-purpose movie film cameras and projectors in the days before digital
video. Their equipment was used to compress photography, viewing, and analysis
of long-duration events. The Super-8 format film camera mounted within the
unit is controlled by digital processor circuitry in the housing below. It
allows the user to set single-frame shots with intervals of 0.5 seconds to 99
minutes, with a claimed accuracy of +/- 0.01%. Repeating cycles with set
numbers of frames per cycle can be programmed. The camera can print the time-of-day
of each exposure onto the film for calculation and record-keeping purposes.
The lens is an f1.2 8-40mm zoom. The unit operates on 6VDC via either a square
lantern battery installed in the forward compartment, or direct wiring to an
external power supply via the screw posts on the side of the housing. (Text
from ebay seller fullboil).