TimeLapse
HD Video Camera
TLC 200
User Manual
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Length of battery usage
Time Interval
ASAP
1 Second
5 Seconds
10 Seconds
20 Seconds
30 Seconds
1 Minute
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
1 Hour
4 Hours
24 Hours
Brinno TimeLapse Camera TLC200
Capture Frames
450000
310000
300000
260000
210000
180000
120000
34560
17280
2880
720
120
Battery Life
2.5 Days
3.6 Days
17 Days
30 Days
48 Days
62 Days
83 Days
120 Days
Thank you for purchasing a Brinno TimeLapse Camera!
The Brinno TimeLapse Camera (TLC 200) uses unique Time Lapse and Power
Saving technologies to capture images for days, weeks, or even months. You can
use it to record your Daily Life, Projects, anything that moves, you can record. The
Brinno TimeLapse Camera TLC200 captures photos and stores them as videos
making them easy to view. Turn it on, set the time interval, frame your subject, let
it run and you have a time lapse video! No fancy equipment, no intervalometer,
no complicated gear setups, no time-controlling, no video-making headaches.
Time Lapse Camera TLC200 Features
1280×720
TLC200 provides you
a 1280x720 resolution
video, yes, it’s HD video.
Time Lapse Video
The 1.44" LCD screen,
allows you to frame to
your subject easily.
LCD Viewfinder
The Rotatable lens allows
you to adjust the field of
view easily!
300,000
frames
TLC200 comes with unique
Power control technology,
4 AA batteries can capture
300,000 frames.
Power Saving
Rotatable Lens
Just turn it on and shoot,
the TLC200 will deliver a
time lapse video!
Simple Solution
TLC200 Output file format
widgele
an
Unique design allows you
to attach optional lenses.
ADD THE NEW
ACCESSORIES !!!!
Extension Lens*
*Optional accessories.
- Video Mode:
Format: AVI.
Resolution: 1280x 720, 640x 480
Note: The maximum size of each single AVI file ranges between 8,192 to
20,480 frames, depending on the time interval setting.
- Still Image Mode (only for using Shutter Line):
Format: JPEG.
Resolution: 1280x 720, 640x 480
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Package Contents
1
1 TimeLapseCam (TLC200)
AA
AA
AA
AA
SD
2
3
3 SD card*
2 4 AA Batteries
* SD Card may or may not be included, please check the contents list on the package .
Parts of the Camera
Front
6
Back
12
4
7
1
8
9
2
10
3
11
5
13
1 SD Card Cover
2 Connector for Extension
4
5
Accessories
6
(For Shutter Line, Motion sensor)
7
3 Connector for Micro USB cable 8
(For extension power supplier, DC 5V) 9
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Lens
Battery Door
Strap Eyelet
LCD Screen
MENU ( ) Button
TIME ( ) Button
10
11
12
13
OK/ START Button
Power Switch
LED Indicator
Tripod Screw Hole
Display Icons
Set Up screen
Normal
1
4
ASAP
2
OK
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3
5
Preview screen
1280x720
6
READY
7
BATTERY
EMPTY
8
SD
10
SD
ERROR
1 Capture mode
Normal: Time Lapse mode
Shutter: Shutter Line mode
Motion: Motion Activated mode
2 Time interval
Select the pre-set time interval or
customize yourself.
3 System date and time
4 Battery level
Icon
Description
(green)
Battery fully charged.
(green)
Battery partially discharged.
Low battery.
(yellow) Replace as soon as possible.
Out of battery.
(red)
Replace battery immediately.
At Preview screen
5 Video/ Image resolution
6 Preview image capture window
Status icon
7 Battery Empty
Please replace battery imediately.
8 SD Card Full
Please download files to clear SD card space.
FULL
9
At Set Up screen
SD
9 SD Card Error
Please replace SD card.
10 No Card
Please Insert SD card.
NO CARD
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About Power Saving
Set up screen
Normal
ASAP
Preview screen
10 sec.
1280x720
Turn off LCD
20 sec.
OK
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READY
1 At Set Up Screen
After 10 seconds without activity on the set up screen, the camera will go to
Preview screen automatically. You can press the MENU or TIME button to go
back to the set up screen.
2 At Preview Screen
After 20 seconds without activity on the set up or preview screen, the LCD
screen will turn off automatically to save power. You can press the OK button
to wake up camera.
Initial Step-1
Install Batteries and SD Card
1
2
1 Open battery door.
2 Insert 4 AA batteries.
3 Close battery door.
Be sure the battery cover is locked into place.
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3
Initial Step-2
Install SD Card
1
2
3
1 Open SD card cover.
2 Insert SD card until it clicks into place.
3 Close SD card cover.
Initial Step-3
1
Turning the Camera on
2
on
3
SD
READING..
Normal
ASAP
OK
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1 Rotate the Power switch to ON position.
2 Process screen
It may display other information on screen, please refer to page 3.
3 Set Up screen
Now, you can set Date and Time and Time Interval before you use your
TimeLapse Camera!
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Initial Step-4
Set Date and Time
1
2
3
MENU
Date & Time
Set Date
& Time
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OK
OK : Next
1 Press MENU button.
2 Press TIME ( ) to select Set Date & Time (MENU 5/10), and press OK.
3 At the highlight field, press MENU ( ) to decrease value, press TIME
( ) to increase value, press OK to confirm and go to the next field. When
finished press OK to exit set up.
Initial Step-5
1
Set Time Interval
2
TIME
3
TIME
2 Sec
10 Min
OK
OK
TIME
CUSTOM
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OK
OK : Next
Normal
2 Sec
OK
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1 Press TIME button to enter time interval set up.
2 Press MENU ( ) and TIME ( ) to select a pre-set time interval or customize
it by yourself. When complete, press the OK Button to confirm and return
to the Set up screen. (ASAP option: everysecond can capture 2 photos)
3 Now you are back to the Set up screen
Now, you are ready to go to Preview screen and start recording your
Time Lapse Videos.
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Start Recording
1
Set up screen
3
2
Normal
ASAP
Preview screen
1280x720
OK
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Turn off LCD
OK
Recording!
READY
1 Turn on TLC200, set time interval and press OK to Preview Screen.
2 Adjust lens angle to frame subject.
3 At Preview screen, press OK button to start recording, during recording
period the LCD panel will turn off to save power.
Stop Recording
1
Preview screen
1280x720
2
SD
Done!
1 While recording, hold the OK button until the LCD lights on and shows
the Preview Screen, it will display text "Done!". This indicates the
recording session is over .
2 Remove the SD card from the camera, and plug it into your computer or
notebook to enjoy your amazing Time Lapse Videos!
LED Indicator
Green LED light: indicates Image capture in process
When the Green LED flashes, the Time Lapse Camera
(TLC200) is capturing photos.
Red LED light: Low battery level, Low recording
space on your SD card
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Advanced
Menu Setting
AVI Playback Frame Rate
You can change the videos FPS (frames per second) playback with this setting.
1
2
MENU
Frame Rate
AVI Frame
Rate
10 FPS
OK
OK
10 FPS ( Frames Per Second )
means:
10 frames are played in 1
second.
1 Select AVI Frame Rate.
2 What frame rate should I use?
Generally, use 10 FPS is suitable for Time Lapse video.
1 FPS: The video plays 1 frame per second, so the video will look not smooth, and the video length will be longer.
30 FPS: The video plays 30 frames per second, so the video will look smooth, and the video length will be shorter.
Image Quality
Set the image quality for your camera.
1
Image
Quality
2
Image
Quality
3
Image
Quality
Best
Better
Good
OK
OK
OK
1 Select Image Quality
2 There are three options you can select: Best, Better, Good
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Time Stamp
You can choose if you want to show the time stamp at bottom of your video.
1
2
MENU
Time Stamp
ON
OFF
Time
Stamp
OK
OK
1 Select Time Stamp.
2 Select ON or OFF.
Low Light Recording
You can choose to enable your camera to keep recording video in a low light
environment (< 5 Lux).
1
2
MENU
Low Light
Recording
OK
Low Light
ON
OFF
OK
1 Select Low Light Recording.
2 ON: Allows your camera to record video in a low light environment.
OFF: Your camera will go to sleep in a low light environment.
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Set Date and Time
Set the correct date and time for your camera.
1
2
MENU
Date & Time
Set Date
& Time
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OK
OK : Next
1 Select Set Date & Time.
2 At the highlight field, press MENU ( - ) to decrease the value, press TIME
( ) to increase the value, press OK to confirm and go to the next field.
When finished, press OK to exit set up.
Output Resolution
You can change video resolution with this setting.
1
2
MENU
Resolution
Resolution
Output
Resolution
1280x720
640x480
OK
OK
OK
1 Select Output Resolution.
2 There are two options you can select: 1280x720, 640x480.
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LED Display
You can choose if the LED indicator will flash while capturing each frame, or
not flash at all.
1
2
MENU
LED Display
ON
OFF
LED
Display
OK
OK
1 Select LED Display.
2 ON: When the camera is capturing a frame, the LED indicator will flash
once.
OFF: During capture period the LED indicator will not flash .
Band Filter
Select the correct fluorescent lighting frequency to match your indoor
lighting frequency.
1
2
MENU
Band
Filter
OK
Band Filter
None
50 Hz
60Hz
OK
1 Select Band Filter.
2 None: For outdoor environment.
50 Hz: USA
60 Hz: Europe
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Firmware Version
Display the current firmware version of camera.
1
2
MENU
Firmware
Firmware
Version
X.XX.X
OK
OK
1 Select Firmware Version.
2 Display the firmware version for 30 seconds, or press the OK button to
exit.
Reset
You can reset your camera back to the default setting.
1
2
MENU
RESET
OK
Reset
NO
YES
OK
Select Reset.
Select YES and press the OK button to reset your camera.
Default Settings:
Function
AVI Frame Rate
Image Quality
Time Stamp
Low Light Recording
Output Resolution
LED Display
Band Filter
Time Interval
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Setting
10 FPS
Better
ON
ON
1280x720
ON
None
2 Seconds
Accessories
Time Lapse Camera
Accessories Wide-Angle Lens (ATL045)
MAGNET MOUNT CONVERSION LENS
-0.45 WIDE-ANGLE-
Enlarge your vision with Wide-Angle Lens!
Capture the changes of magnificent scenery, and discover the city in a different
way. You will capture an entirely new scene when you add the wide angle lens!
Accessories Camera Pouch (ATP100)
Easy way to secure your Time
Lapse Camera and accessories.
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Accessories Shutter Line (ATS100)
SHUTTER LINE for Time Lapse Camera
EASY to CREAT
STOP MOTION VIDEO!
In the past, in order to create stop
motion video, you will need Hi-end
equipment and lots of time to edit
thousands photos.
But now, the Brinno TLC200 and shutter
line will help you save time and make it
easy to make a stop motion video!
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Accessories Motion Sensor (ATM100)
the Movement
Detecting
Activated & Record
Waterproof: IP54
Detect Angle: 90ْ
Motion Detected
Detect Distance: 4 meters
Perfect for HOME & PROPERTY SECURITY!
Adding the Motion Sensor (ATM100) to Time Lapse camera (TLC200), will allow the
camera to detect any movement and wake up and take pictures automatically. It can
take thousands of photos and convert them into a video, making them easy to review.
Accessories
Weather Resistant Housing
(ATH100)
For Outdoor Use
Waterproof: IP54
Whether it is Natures Beauty, Plant Growth or a Construction Project
The Weather Resistant Housing (ATH100) allows the Time Lapse Camera (TLC200) to function
safely outdoors in any weather. Your Time Lapse Camera(TLC200) will be protected against
severe weather, so you can keep recording images in any season or location.
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Specifications
Model TLC 200
Output format - Video Mode
Format: AVI.
Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
- Still Image Mode (only for use with the Shutter Line)
Format: JPEG.
Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Field of View 59º
Focal Length 36 mm (35mm equivalent)
Focus Distance 75 cm (Minimum)
Time Interval from 1 sec to 24 hours
Memory Storage SD Card (Up to 32GB supported)
LCD Screen 1.44" TFT LCD
Power Supply DC IN: 5V (Micro USB connector)
Battery: 4 AA Batteries
Size (DxWxH) 64x 46x 106 mm
Weight 120 g(without batteries)
Package Contents
TimeLapse Camera (TLC200) ......... 1 User Manual .......................................... 1
AA Battery .............................................. 4
4GB SD card*........................................... 1
* SD Card may or may not be included, please check the contents list on the package.
Thank you for purchasing a Brinno TimeLapse Camera!
If you have any questions or problems setting up your Brinno
TimeLapse Camera please contact the sales staff where you
purchased our product or email us at Brinno Incorporated directly
customerservice@brinno.com
Please Visit our website
www.brinno.com
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Phone: +886-2-8751-0306 Fax: +886-2-8751-0549
Email: customerservice@brinno.com
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