IPTimelapse IP camera time lapse software

Time lapse software

IPTimelapse time lapse software automatically reads jpeg snapshots from your IP camera, archives them, makes a time-lapse video and uploads to your website.  Turns any IP camera into a Time-Lapse camera. Now with html website upload you can be online quickly with snapshots and timelapse – see FTP settings page.  New: Can now stream live video to a YouTube channel.

  • See below for the Quickstart on “How to access your camera with IPTimelapse”

Download IPTimelapse 2.7.1039 (with 7 day free trial)

(April 20, 2017)  Version history

Purchase license key


A software license key will be sent to you by email the same business day we receive the payment – usually within 1 hour.  Windows 7, 8.1, 10. license valid for use on a single computer.  Note: if you are currently using your camera’s built-in FTP server to send images you should turn that off before using IPTimelapse to capture images.

 Questions contact: mike@sebectec.com


       Quickstart: How to access your camera with IPTimelapse

There are two ways to read a jpeg snapshot from an IP camera.  One uses http and the other rstp.  In both cases you need to know the jpeg snapshot command string for your particular camera.  Just entering the IP address for your camera won’t do it.  It turns out that each camera manufacturer has defined its own command string for this purpose.  Some cameras have an http  jpeg snapshot command.  This command begins with http:// and will usually end in .cgi or .jpg.  See examples below for common camera types.  The second method of single frame capture has a string beginning with rtsp:// where IPTimelapse will briefly read the camera stream to read one snapshot.  You can find a valid snapshot string for your camera by doing one off the following:
1) Consult the camera user manual or
2) Google the camera make and model for jpeg snapshot or
3) Search online for rtsp and you camera model.
4) Install a utility to find a valid RTSP command for your camera.  This is valid only for ONVIF IP cameras.  First install the ONVIF Device Manager utility from here.  The program should identify the correct RTSP command for your camera.  
If no luck send an email to info@sebectec.com
Examples of http and rtsp snapshot command strings:
HIKvision cameras:
Sharx cameras: