The thing with a Youtube video, whether long form or timelapse, I had experienced low visibility and views. The case is true with this video below:
It only gained a low view count, and as of this posting, is less than a hundred.
But shortened video and posted as #short, the timelapse easily gained 678 views, and counting.
In another aspect, financially, the long form post earns while the #short is not. If only the #short version was earning with ads, it would be more heart warming.