Hello gang! Not sure I put this in the correct forum - so please move if need be.
I have been trying to figure out a way to record my pool build and speed it up so I can share the cool videos like you guys have. The hubs wasn't excited about spending $400 on GoPro - so I went to plan B. We have a surveillance system that has 2 cams in the back yard. I finally figured out how to save it to my desktop - but it is true video .mov (not pics like time-lapse). So it is BIG, I am hoping to figure a way to make it download to an external HD - but the settings on the system are not very user friendly. I think my work around would be to manually move the file it to an external as soon as it finishes downloading.
OK so here is my question. I need to figure out how to speed it up a LOT. I imported it into iMovie (Mac) and figured out how to speed it up X20 - but that isn't going to be enough. The clip I was playing with was about 3 1/2 min long and sped it up as much as possible and it was still 11 sec long. If my math is right - an 8 hour day would still be a 24 min video?
Anyone have success in this? Any FREE software? I keep finding fantastic software that is $$. Any help would be appreciated!