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General Couple Qs about Droid Turbo when used for Time Lapse

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    I think I almost have my 1st 'serious Time Lapse' project organized:

    We have vast hordes of bored touristas here, swarming around the harbor, where the bridge across the river will be flapping up & down to let the sail boats whiz past, if I get the frame rate right.

    My questions now, tho, are about protecting my Droid from practical damage.

    A. First, to provide 'timescale', the sun will be crossing the frame for a couple hours. I've heard of cameras where the sun had burned a hole in SLR's shutters. Would I potentially be damaging the sensor in the Droid?
    A Better Camera seems to work by taking a series of stills and then processing them in-camera into a vid, but there doesn't seem to be any sortware manual at all for it.

    B. I have a Kingston 64 G DT MicroDuo 3.0, which I've read is compatible with the Droid. I'd like to store the files (if they are a series of pictures later assembled into a video) directly on the flash drive, just in case...
    is there some way to use File Manager or some such app, to direct photos output to external storage?

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    I'd also like to use a PNY phone battery booster eventually for longer duration sequences, and perhaps keep the display screen on during them. Are these completely safe to use with a Droid, especially if they were run thru a kludgey hub arrangement, so photo data could flow out, while power was flowing in thru the single micro-USB connector?

    Your brainpower appreciated!
     

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    Thom, thanks; those didn't show up at all when I searched in various reviews for 'Top Android Camera Apps'.

    The one I picked, A Better Camera, got top marks in several reviews and besides TimeLapse, included Voice Start/Stop, HDR, Night Settings and Burst Mode- all of which could be handy in making various projects. However, it has no instructions on using the app, just a page of Q&A on G+.

    The limiting factor I've found working with my Raspberry Pis is the crappy encoding many people settle for, like with Moviemaker, loading one frame at a time and winding up with something that looks like it was shot with a coke bottle. I want to do things more like House of Cards open titles, if you know what I mean...
     
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