What do you want to work out?

Shutter Interval

Recording Time

Output Video


Our time-lapse calculator will help you choose the right settings when shooting time-lapse so that your video runs at the right pace, capturing the right time-frame, with the ideal video length at the end. Not only is it a time-lapse interval calculator, but it’s also a FPS calculator and more.

Interval Calculator

The most commonly used calculator is the interval calculator. Time-lapse photographers usually have an idea of how long they want to record for, and how long they would like the final clip to be. All that’s left is to calculate the right interval.

Minutes Calculator

As well as the interval, you can calculate how many minutes (or indeed seconds or hours) that the final video will run for. This is the purpose of the ‘final video length’ calculator.

The Big Picture

Similar to the exposure triangle with normal photography (you can also get an exposure triangle calculator), there is also a triangle to consider with time-lapse; Shutter interval, recording time and video length. Adjusting any two of these will affect the other.

Getting that right balance of these three factors can mean the difference between a video that feels compelling and interesting to watch versus one that drags on seemingly forever.

Rather than having to install a time-lapse calculator app, you can just bookmark this page and open it on your phone any time. This means that you free up storage space and still benefit from feature improvements as we develop the tool.

To use the time-lapse calculator, just select what you’d like to work out, then set the values that you know.