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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brinno Construction Camera?
The Brinno Time Lapse Video Construction Camera is the effortless way to record any construction project. Set it and forget it. Get a time lapse video recorded at the rate you want, and played back at the rate you want when the project is done.
What can I do with a Brinno Time Lapse Camera?
For any long period project recording. For business: construction project, jobsite recording, demolition, photography event. For personal: flower growth, painting creation, party, daily life, scenery, sunrise/sunset, moving cloud.
What's Battery Life for Brinno Camera?
Standard AA batteries:
  • For TLC200 / BCC100
    Time interval Frames captured Est. Battery Life
    ASAP 270,000 2.2 days
    1 sec 245,000 2.8 days
    5 sec 228,000 13 days
    10 sec 197,800 23 days
    20 sec 137,400 32 days
    30 sec 105,200 36 days
    1 min 61,800 43 days
    5 min 14,300 50 days
    10 min 9,180 64 days
    30 min 3,700 78 days
    1 Hr 1,800
    4 Hr 460
    24 Hr 78
  • For TLC200Pro
    Scene - Daylight
    Time interval Frames captured Days
    ASAP 168000 1
    1 sec 200000 2.3
    2 sec 244000 5.6
    5 sec 204000 11.5
    10 sec 145000 17.0
    20 sec 108000 25.0
    30 sec 84500 29.0
    1 min 51000 35.0
    5 min 12300 42.0
    10 min 6300 43.0
    1 Hr 1070 44.0
    4 Hr 269 44.0
    24 Hr 45 45.0
    Scene - Twilight
    Time interval Frames captured Days
    2 sec 67400 1.6
    5 sec 55500 3.2
    10 sec 51300 5.9
    20 sec 51000 11.5
    30 sec 45000 15.0
    1 min 33700 23.0
    5 min 10900 38.0
    10 min 5900 41.0
    1 Hr 1060 44.0
    4 Hr 269 44.0
    24 Hr 45 45.0
    Scene - Night
    Time interval Frames captured Days
    5 sec 39000 2.3
    10 sec 30000 3.5
    20 sec 28100 6.5
    30 sec 26200 9.0
    1 min 21800 15.0
    5 min 9300 32.0
    10 min 5400 37.0
    1 Hr 1040 43.0
    4 Hr 268 44.0
    24 Hr 44 44.0
    Scene - Moon
    Time interval Frames captured Days
    7 sec 18300 1.5
    10 sec 18800 2.2
    20 sec 16000 3.5
    30 sec 15500 5.0
    1 min 13800 9.0
    5 min 7400 25.0
    10 min 4700 32.0
    1 Hr 1000 42.0
    4 Hr 266 44.0
    24 Hr 44 44.0
Energizer AA Lithium Batteries: you can get 3X long battery life!
Can I use an external power supply?
Yes, you can use Micro USB cable + DC5V adapter.
Can I use external power with housing?
Yes, you could plug in the cable through the housing, please also check the question asked by Marina Ikar (Feb. 4 post) on Brinno Facebook.
What's the operating temperature?
With standard AA batteries: 0~ 50 C / 32~ 122F
With Energizer Lithium Batteries: -20~ 50C/ -4~ F
When should I replace batteries?
When LED indicator is in RED.
What size of SD card should I choose?
Please use the calculator table to check the SD card
Can I use a WiFi SD card?
  • Eye-Fi SD Card
  • Toshiba FlashAir2
Can I use it outdoors?
Please use Brinno Weather Resistant Housing:
How to adjust lens focus for TLC200Pro?

please check this video.

Can I use standard CS lens with TLC200 Pro?
We recommend using only Brinno BCS lens to avoid color hue.
How to prevent fogging when using Housing?
Using anti-fog pad.
How do I keep the same view angle / focus area each time I move my TLC200 Pro or BCC100?
You can keep the weather resistant housing in fixed position and remove only the camera each time you need to move the camera. The fixed position housing will keep the same view angle / focus area.
How do I retrieve videos without moving my TLC200 Pro?
You can use Micro USB cable to transfer files, or use WIFI card and retrieve videos by smart phone / tablet.
I purchased the TLC200 based on the advertisement of its STOP MOTION abilities. Now that it has been received, it appears it is only designed for time lapse photography. Is there a feature I am missing?
Please purchase Brinno Shutter Line which allows you to shoot stop motion video with Brinno TLC200 series time lapse cameras.
Can Brinno ATL045 use with ATH110?
Yes, put the magnetic ring on the lens of ATH110.
Can I watch my videos on smartphone / tablet?
Yes, you can use Brinno Card Reader (ABR100) to playback video on your Android smartphone / tablet
My SD card is empty, but camera show its full, can't recording. What can I do?
Please format your SD card through your computer.
How to upgrade TLC200 series camera firmware?
Please follow the firmware upgrade procedure:
Can I set a working period e.g. from 8AM to 5PM?
Yes, please use the TIMER function in TLC200, BCC100 and TLC200pro in menu setting.
How to remove time stamp on the video?
There is a function called "Time Stamp" in Brinno camera menu setting, you can turn it off.
Time setting for Construction project?
For construction jobsite:
Crane Cams Time interval: 5~10 min, FPS: 20
Overlook Cam/ Time Interval: 1 min, FPS: 20
Specific Target Recording/ Time Interval: 5~10 sec, FPS:20
jobSite
Time setting for Sunset/ Sunrise?
Recommend use TLC200Pro:
Scene: Night/ Time Interval: ASAP/ FPS: 30/ HDR Range: High / Image Quality: Best
Time setting for night shooting (city night)?
Recommend use TLC200Pro:
Scene: Night/ Time Interval: ASAP/ FPS: 30/ HDR Range: High / Image Quality: Best
Time setting for night shooting (low light environment)?
Recommend use TLC200Pro:
Scene: Star/ Time Interval: ASAP/ FPS: 20/ HDR Range: High / Image Quality: Best
If i want to make time lapse from Day to Night, which scene should i choose?
You can choose Night scene setting for the situation from Day to Night!
How to edit video? Add music? Add title?
To convert all video or edit video to remove no need video frames, iMovie(Mac system) or Windows Movie Maker(Windows system) as standard software of those system can do the job. Some film maker(like Ulead VideoStudio, etc) also can do the job. After back edition done, pls save the video as HD720p quality.
How to export single frame?
Please install Brinno Video Player and follow steps: Go to: Select File Open Save Current Export.
How to play Brinno time lapse video?
Brinno AVI video can be played in any standard video player, for example <strong>Windows Media Player</strong> (PC) or <strong>QuickTime Player</strong> (Mac OS)
How can I play Brinno video in Mac OS?
Yes, you can use QuickTime Player or iMovie.
Why can't I edit video in Sony Vegas?
If your editing software can't import Brinno AVI file, please download DivFix++ to fix AVI file.
Where can I buy Brinno products in the UK
We are the prime distributor within the UK and can support all the product range from here. If you would like to see any of the equipment first hand, please come and visit us. We have a sample of every thing we have made since 2011 and know it all inside out. Our trade partners enjoy extended support packages and some have their own shops too. If you want further information, please call us on 0845 337 3073 or via email on sales@brinnouk.com
Who offers technical support for the full Brinno range
We do of course!!! We support al the Brinno products from here. Although some of our resellers can provide first level support, and you should always go to them first, we can do the rest. We are up to date with the latest firmware and hardware builds and can make sure that your Brinno camera is fully optimised to produce great pictures For more information please call us on 0845 337 3073 or email us on sales@brinnouk.com

Frequently Asked Questions