Kind of had the general idea of it especially considering long exposures or doing HDR, ie: locking down most everything. Since it was started at 6AM and I knew the sun was coming up soon I figured I would do aperture priority at f/4 with my 12mm f/2.0. Can see squirrel(s) messing around in the tree in top right at about 20 seconds in. What I learned : Double check white balance as not to start a quarter of the way thru and notice that you have it set on tungsten for the rising sun. Card ran out of space at 8AM, so in hindsight while I was correct in going with jpeg for my 16gb card, I should have picked a resolution closer to to what the video output would be (in my case 1920x1440) rather than the 16MPixel resolution in super-fine (~10MB per image). Neighbors generally don't seem to notice a big aluminum tripod on the front porch with a camera facing the street, though least one slowed down a bit before passing the house. Dragging and dropping the picture folder into Davinci Resolve 12.5 is rather painless and easy if everything was locked down and shot correctly, and if you're using a decent graphics card. (plus it's free software, so that's a bonus, though the output tends to be quite large even for Mov/H.264, which I re-encode using Handbrake for final upload [1GB output into 84MB re-encode]) Must make sure the intervalometer duration is longer than the exposure, which was more of an issue near 6AM where the exposure was around 15 to 8 seconds, much less of a problem as the sun came up and the exposure dropped to 1 second or faster for a 5 second interval. Could have probably figured that out just doing some research before hand, but sometimes the best way to learn is to just hit that wall yourself. I'm probably going to try to do it again downtown when the weather forecast predicts mostly clear evening and just lock it down to manual mode and exposure.