I have a time-laps running for a month but keep getting requests to update my firmware. Will an updating kill my time-laps?
Welcome to the Forum Community, @Grant837. I was curious about your question, so I ran a quick test.
I started a time lapse, let it run for a few minutes then upgraded firmware through the app - not the upgrade all. When the app finished upgrading the firmware I went back, checked the time lapse and it was still running. I stopped it and was successfully able to download and view it.
That being said, I make no representations since you are working on a month long time lapse and I do not want to be responsible for you losing all of that effort!
Remnds me of the time we were unloading a cement mixer down a ramp off my pickup truck. Jokingly said, “What could possible go wrong.” As if on que, one of the wheels fell off!
Agree with @tomp, Don’t tempt fate.
Thanks all. Indeed, I think I will wait the 10 days before I update. Good to know it would like work, in case the need arises.
I am going to chime in here also because I have done testing with this around this time last year. I will also call in @Bam did some time lapses where he turned the cam off at night so the time lapse would only run during the day. So I think @tomp test is valid. Although the old rule of if something can go wrong it will usually go wrong is there. Mainly I know you can power off the camera, in my case I unplugged it and it picked up the time lapse when I plugged it back in. I think @bam turned his off in the app. Neither of us updated firmware during it but @tomp test showed at least on this one it worked.
oddly enough I am also running a month long timelapse…as something messed up the one I did last year.
I would err on the side of caution and just turn the reminder off for now. @Jason21271 is correct, you can schedule the cams to turn off ( such as during the night) and then set another schedule to turn back on and the timelapse will resume. I just can’t speak to doing a full update as it seems during the reboot that the camera however intermittent might loose the “heartbeat” and that may mess up the lapse.
Hey all, indeed, it works to set a month long timelaps and turn the camera off at night! I did wait until between timelaps months to update the firmware however Thanks for you help.