Openlab 3 Automator

A useful feature that is sometimes overlooked in the Openlab Automator is the countdown.

Have you ever set up a timelapse automation then needed to know how much time it has left to run?

Well use the countdown and you will know!

Double click on the Delay task to open it up.

As you can see in the dialogue, you can put the time remaining into a variable called countdown.

Now you may think that’s all very well, but what is this to me if I can’t see it? Well with the new variable controls in Openlab 3 you can!

You can even have a digital clock to watch the seconds tick by.

Hey presto!


This makes it easy to see exactly how much time remains in your automation, and you can plan your coffee breaks accordingly!