Depending on the motif and the intention, time lapse is particularly suitable for demonstrating an occurrence or process. Well-known picture themes are the starry sky or the skyline of a big city. The accelerated playback requires many images or long film shots for such an effect. For example, you can take a picture every 20 seconds for a period of one to two hours, from which a film is created afterwards. As a rule, each second in the time lapse is therefore played with a frequency of 24 to 30 frames per second. For this purpose there is a large number of programs that are used for post-processing, such as Adobe After Effects.
Special cameras are not required to create this method. However, it is useful to use a top quality recording camera in order to obtain high resolution images. Videos can be realized with an externally controlled trigger including a timer function. The continuous shooting mode (burst mode) of a camera also allows you to film good time-lapse recordings. This film method is an elaborate endeavour in which you depend on an expert.