Time Lapse

Wyze Cam Outdoor has the ability to schedule and record Time-Lapse videos. A time lapse is a series of photos taken over time and compiled as one video.

To use this feature, you must have a microSD card installed in the camera. The microSD card is where the still images are saved before being combined into a single time lapse video. 

To set up a Time Lapse video:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap the More below the Live Stream, then Time-Lapse
  3. On the Customize tab, set a Start Time, Recording Duration, and Interval.
    • Or select one of the Presets, like Sunrise, Clouds, or Flower Blossom.
  4. Tap Set to schedule your Time-Lapse.

Your screen will display a reminder of when your Time-Lapse is scheduled to start. If you want to cancel the Time-Lapse, tap End.

If you cancel the Time-Lapse after it's the recording has started, the portion that's already recorded will be saved to your Album. 

To download and view your Time-Lapse:

  1. In the Wyze app, tap Home then Wyze Cam Outdoor.
  2. Tap More > Album.
    • If prompted, grant permission to the Wyze app to access your photo gallery.*
  3. In the list, tap the time lapse(s) you want to view.
  4. Tap Download to download and view the time lapse(s).

*If you have not granted this permission, you will not see the Time-Lapse in the Wyze app's Album.

You can also retrieve the Tim- Lapse directly from the microSD card by removing the card from the camera and reading it with another device, such as a phone, tablet, and/or computer.

Notes about Downloading Time Lapses

  • You do not need to be on the same network as the camera to download a Time-Lapse video.
  • While downloading a Time-Lapse, your camera will stay awake, causing the battery to drain faster than usual.
  • The Wyze app must remain open while downloading a Time-Lapse video. Do not hide or close the app until the download is complete.

Additional Notes: 

  • A Time-Lapse can be captured simultaneously with Scheduled Recording. Using these features together will deplete the camera's battery more quickly.
  • If your Time-Lapse is of a slow-moving event, like a flower blooming, set the interval to be a minute or longer. If your Time-Lapse is of a fast-moving event, like clouds shifting, set the interval to two (2) seconds.
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