The Timelapse+ VIEW is the ultimate tool for capturing perfect timelapses for both photography and filmmaking.
The most comprehensive intervalometer on the market, the VIEW enables you to control your DSLR or mirrorless camera with ease - including mastering the holy grail of timelapses - complete day-to-night or night-to-day transitions.
Designed for use outdoors in extreme climates, the VIEW can be operated with gloves using the large, tactile scroll knob.
It even features a proximity sensor - simply wave your hand in front of the VIEW for gesture operation: ideal for checking your shots without touching and disturbing an in-progress timelapse.
Many intervalometers are only designed for one brand of camera. The VIEW is designed to be universal.
Most digital cameras these days use a USB interface for connecting external devices. The VIEW uses interchangeable cables, so we've included a variety of different USB cables for compatibility with a wide range of cameras including most modern Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus models.
With the smartphone web app, the VIEW can be controlled remotely via wifi for both setup and monitoring timelapses, plus program advanced motion control key framing with ease.
Designed to integrate with shoot-move-shoot devices, the VIEW can also synchronise with many motion control sliders and pan/tilt heads.
|Operating Temperature||-40ºC to +50ºC|
|Power||Internal 15+ hour battery
Can be charged/powered via USB
|Connectivity||Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Miscellaneous||Accelerometer, gesture sensor, ambient light sensor, SD card slot|
Frequently Asked Questions
Which cameras are supported?
Being camera agnostic, the VIEW is designed to be as universal as possible, however some cameras have their quirks. Compatibility is often limited by the cameras and not the VIEW; first and second generation Sony cameras (A7S, A7Rii etc) work best over wifi rather than USB for instance. Third generation (A7iii etc) has much improved USB functionality.
For a more comprehensive list of compatible cameras, supported features and usage notes, please check here. We strongly recommend testing your camera setup with the VIEW prior to taking it out on an actual shoot.
Is it waterproof?
Weather resistant? Perhaps. The VIEW is designed for use outdoors and should stand up to inclement weather. It certainly isn’t any more waterproof than your camera.
Does it do motion control?
Yes, with the appropriate motion control equipment. The VIEW will synchronise with most shoot-move-shoot systems, and is fully compatible with the Dynamic Perception NMX system and Syrp Genie Mini.
More information can be found here.
What’s the SD card slot for?
The SD card slot can be used to store raw images. This can be optional – depending on your camera model and whether you’re controlling it over USB or wifi, you can still record directly in camera. The VIEW will generate XMP files which can be copied to the SD card for post-processing necessary for ramped exposures.
We don’t include an SD card as any of your own will work.
For more information please see here.
Where can I find the mobile app?
What’s the power splitter for?
Many cameras can be powered externally via USB, however the VIEW uses this USB port to control the camera. We’ve included a USB power splitter so that you can power your camera externally via a USB power bank whilst simultaneously controlling it via the VIEW.
What post-processing is required?
Shutter speeds in cameras are measured in differences of a third of a stop. When the VIEW creates ramped timelapses, the exposure changes as the timelapse progresses. Playing this back would show the ‘steps’ as the exposure changes which may look like flickering.
When you use an SD card with the VIEW, it will generate an XMP file with exposure correction data for Adobe Lightroom. You don’t have to use the SD card whilst shooting for this either – pop it in afterwards and it will ask if you want to copy the XMPs to the card.
Alternatively, you can use the Timelapse Workflow plugin for Adobe Lightroom without the need for the XMP file. This is a paid plugin, however there is a free trial available.
More information and full documentation on all the different methods can be found here.
What’s GPS for?
The GPS has a number of different applications with the VIEW. By locating itself globally, the VIEW can geo-tag your photos, display local sun and moon data, enable sun and moon tracking when paired with a motion control system, or even automate exposures for solar eclipses!
Which cable do I need?
The VIEW comes with the following different USB cables:
USB 2 Mini B
USB 2 Micro B
USB 3 Micro B
Most modern Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus cameras have a USB port – please check your camera to find out which cable you’ll need to use. Some cameras may use a proprietary cable, in which case you should still be able to use the original cable that came with your camera, providing it has a standard USB A connector on the other end.