How to use time lapse on trail camera

Do you use a trail camera? If so, then you know it’s great for capturing all the happenings in and around your property. However, if you want to be able to view captured images, videos and even sound recordings on a mobile device – we’re talking about YOU – then we have the answer.

We’re going to show you how to use time lapse on trail camera! It’s easy as pie and will make your viewing experience much more enjoyable too! So let’s get started.

Step 1: Connect the trail camera to a computer via USB cord.

Step 2: Download and install the software that comes with the trail camera. This will activate your trail camera and connect it to the computer.

Step 3: Once you’re connected, go to a website called Once here, you’ll see a tab called Videos – click on it. You’ll be presented with all captured videos or recorded images on your trail cam.

Step 4: Now you have to download the video from your trail camera to your computer. Make sure it’s the correct file type, i.e. not a jpeg or a gif but a .mov or .mp4 file. If it is not, then make sure you save it in the right place and format. All videos and recorded images on PlaybackProPlus will be saved in their respective folders in your computer.

Step 5: Go to your camera’s folder on your computer. Inside this folder should be a video you want to download.

Step 6: Right click on the video and select “Save Target As”. In other words, go to the location where this video is saved. You’ll have to save it in its original location or else it could be deleted by mistake which would damage the file.

Step 7: Now just click save. The file should be saved on your computer.

Step 8: Connect this camera to your mobile device by using the USB chord.

Step 9: Make sure you have “App” installed on your mobile device. It’s available for free in the App Store or Google Play Store. If you do not, then download it now. No app required for iOS users (this is what will make it easier for time lapse to work on your trail camera).

Read More: Understanding Game Trail Cameras That Send Pictures to Your Phone

Step 10: Now when you open the app, you’ll see all videos and audio files on your trail camera. Make sure time lapse is turned on. This will be to the right of the screen and in a box that says auto play. You can turn it off if you prefer not to view them in fast motion.

And that’s it! Pretty easy, right?

This is how you can download videos from you trail camera to your mobile device for viewing. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

Learn how to get pictures from trail camera

Until next time, thanks for reading.  Stay safe and keep on tracking!

Matthew Koch

Hi, I'm Matthew, a passionate blogger and traveler. I'm also a hard-core hiker. Hiking with friends and visiting new places is what I live for. Currently, I'm working at Gear Odds as CEO & Columnist. I would like to provide my best outdoor experience possible.

Leave a Comment