I own a Canon Rebel T7i (800D) and I'd like to set the time lapse for video option. I have no idea how to do this. I didn't even know the camera came with this option. Any ideas?
To set the time lapse option, turn your camera on video mode and then push the Menu
button on the back of the camera. Navigate to the red section and then navigate to the #5 section contained within. Then, make sure that Movie digital IS
is not enabled. If it is, you'll need to turn that off because time lapse doesn't work with that option enabled. So set that to disable. After doing so, you should see the Time-lapse movie
option turn white, if it wasn't already.
Next, enter the Time-lapse movie
area and make your settings. Obviously you'll need to enable time-lapse and then choose your intervals. After that, you would want to choose your number of shots and whether or not you want the camera to choose your exposure (auto) or if you want it fixed. For time-lapse videos of a house being built, for example, you'd want to set this option to auto. If you're doing some sort of astrophotography or something delicate like that where you need to keep the exposure set to something fixed, you certainly wouldn't want auto. When you're all finished, exit out of the menu area and start your time-lapse video.