Lightlapse lets you capture and share stunning day to night "Holy Grail" time-lapses using your iPhone.
- Free version lets you capture up to a 1-hour time-lapse.
- Compatible with WiFi capable Sony, Canon, & Nikon Cameras.
- Also works as a normal intervalometer.
- Full version available for $24.99 in Apple App Store.
Connecting to Lightlapse
Note: Typically, you will choose whether to connect your camera to an existing network – such as your home network – or create a new network generated by the camera.
If your camera has separate options for connecting to a desktop computer or a smartphone, choose whichever one is best for you – Lightlapse supports either.
- 1. Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to Wireless communication settings in the Setup menu
- 2. Make sure the Wi-Fi/NFC setting is set to Enabled. You do not need NFC enabled here, just Wi-Fi for use with Lightlapse.
- 3. Follow the prompts through to set up a Nickname for your device.
- 4. Now select the next option down in the Wireless communication settings menu called Wi-Fi Function.
- 5. To use Lightlapse for iOS, select the Connect to smartphone option here.
- 6. The camera will now guide you through the connection settings to connect to your iOS device. Select Easy Connection.
- 7. On your iOS device, open Settings and navigate to Wi-Fi, then select the WiFi network and enter the password that’s displayed on your camera’s screen.
- 8. Launch Lightlapse on your iOS device and press connect. It should connect to your camera. If not, tap the Connection Indicator at the top of the screen, then tap Connect next to the name of your camera.
- 9. For the first connection, your camera needs to be paired with the connecting app. To continue, look at your camera and press OK to confirm the pairing request from Lightlapse.
- Make sure there are no other “competing” applications running on your network, such as Canon’s EOS Utility.
- Turn your camera off, wait a few seconds, then switch it back on again.
- Make sure your camera and iOS device are connected to the same network, or that your iOS device is connected to the camera’s own WiFi network.
- Third-party software can conflict with Lightlapse by automatically connecting to nearby cameras. Typically, when this happens Lightlapse will be able to see the camera but will hang when trying to connect to it. In particular: Canon EOS Utility may try to attempt to automatically connect to your camera. Click the icon and choose Quit to exit the program. Adobe Lightroom will attempt to automatically connect to your camera. To stop it, choose Plug-in Manager…from Lightroom’s File menu and disable the Canon Tether Plugin.
Connecting to Lightlapse
- 1. Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to > Application List > PlayMemories Camera Apps.
- 2. Your camera will search for a WiFi network; if it is not already connected, you’ll be prompted to connect to a wireless access point.
- 3. Once PlayMemories Camera Apps opens, find and install the Smart Remote Control app.
- 4. Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to Apps > Application List > Smart Remote Control
- 5. Once Smart Remote Control has launched, press the Delete button to Connect with a password.
- 6. On your iOS device, open Settings and navigate to Wi-Fi, select the WiFi network and enter the password that’s display on your camera’s screen.
- 7. Your camera’s screen will display Connecting….
- 8. Launch Lightlapse on your iOS device, and press the connect button.
Connecting Lightlapse to your WiFi-Enabled Camera
- Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to Wi-Fi in the Setup Menu
- Select Network connection within the Wi-Fi menu and choose Enable.
- Select Network settings > View SSID to view the name of the WiFi network created by your camera.
- Open Settings on your iOS device and navigate to Wi-Fi, connect to the WiFi network displayed on your camera.
- Launch Lightlapse on your iOS device and press connect.
Connecting Lightlapse to your camera using a WU-1a/b WiFi Adapter
- Connect the WU-1a/b WiFi adapter to your camera and switch your camera on.
- Open Settings on your iOS device and navigate to Wi-Fi, connect to the WiFi network being created by the WU-1a/b WiFi adapter.
- Launch Lightlapse on your iOS device and press connect