I thought I’d do something with my Pi camera board, so took my Dremel to my Pi’s case and cut a slot for the camera cable to go through it. I also made a protective cover for the camera board out of a SD card case.

I took a still photo every minute for 2.5 hours (about 148 images total) at 720p using the following syntax:

raspistill -o image%04d.jpg -t 9000000 -tl 60000 -w 1280 -h 720```

Then merged them all into a soundless 5fps x264 video using mencoder:

mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf fps=5:type=jpg -ovc x264 -x264encopts \
   pass=1:bitrate=8000:crf=20 -nosound -lavfopts format=mp4 -o video.mp4```

Or to make an mpeg4 AVI:

mencoder -nosound -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=8000000 \
   -mf type=jpeg:fps=24 mf://*.jpg -o video.avi```

Then uploaded to YouTube: