What Is Timelapse Photography.
Timelapse Photography is a visual technique where a single frame is captured at a regular time interval. A frame is a single full frame image which, when combined with 29 (24 in other countries) other frames, form one second of video. So let’s say you capture one frame at 4pm and the next at 5pm and so on, 30 times in total, then play these at a rate of 30 frames per second, the resulting video will be one second in length, showing a time (lapse) of 30 hours.
The time interval (or frame rate, the rate at which a single frame is captured over a certain time) can be changed and adapted to the time needed to fill and empty a certain event, finish a construction project or whatever you’re trying to showcase, and the final length of the time lapse video.
The Science Behind Timelapse (Example).
If you need to capture the entire construction progress of a commercial building that will take 6 months to complete, and need a final timelapse video of 2 minutes, this means we need a total of 3600 frames (2min=120sec x 30 frames=3600 frames). These will be shot over the course of 6 months or 120 days. But we don’t need to keep shooting overnight, so let’s say the sun rises at 6am and sets at 8pm, we have 14 hours per day to shoot, or 2640 minutes per day. That’s a total of 79 200 minutes per month (2640 x 30 days). Over 6 months, we have 475 200 minutes to use for filming.
So if we need to capture 3600 frames in 475 200 minutes, each frame needs to be taken every 132 minutes, or 2.2 hours (475 200 minutes divided by 3600 frames). And that’s our final timelapse frame rate= 2.2 hours per frame.
Flexibility for All Projects Long & Short.
Our timelapse cameras can also be set to record at shorter frame rates per second or per minute, to cover for example the construction of a tent, or people filling up a concert hall. Don’t worry about the math because we’ll be doing all the hard number crunching for you. Because of this flexibility in setting our frame rates to capture short and long projects, the benefits of timelapse videos can be applied to multiple business uses from upgrading a roof or building a product, to backyard landscaping and building construction.
Timelapse video rates change depending on the length of time required to shoot and the number of cameras needed to cover additional angles. Extra cameras allow a deeper coverage of your project from different angles, which is very helpful when editing your final piece. We can have one camera that shoots the exterior of a building for example and another inside to cover the interior design. Having more than one camera adds an extra layer of flexibility and is great to cover every angle of your event or construction project.
Our Timelapse Packages & Rates.
All our cameras are weather proof, so they can withstand the ever changing Houston weather. Standard on all our cameras are wide angle lenses to be sure we cover a wider action area than traditional cameras. These timelapse cameras don’t need AC power because our premium batteries and the internal power saving features allow an extend usage time of over 7 months of continuous power on a single battery charge! To complete your package all our rates include video editing of your timelapse video. We will stitch the frames together to form a continuous video, add music, titles and your own logo, free of charge. Our timelapse packages start at $450 for one day then $85 / day up to 2 weeks, or $950 for one week then $150 / week up to 2 months, or $2000 for 2 months then $500 / month.
Timelapse Applications by Industry.
We’ve gathered different timelapse projects applications from a variety of industries to show you how easy it is to apply this technology for any genre of business. These ideas will help you get inspired and understand better how timelapse videos can be beneficial for your business.
As you see below, timelapse video applications are as diverse as the industries they serve, and can be used in many ways to showcase a project, further a brand, boost security, educate us or simply capture the world around us from a whole new angle.
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Capture your entire construction project from start to finish. Showcase your work in glorious HD and wow your clients.
Show your customers how your product is made, give them an inside peek at how the product they use every day is made.
Timelapse photography allows you to shoot the construction of a tent, stage or kiosk over a day or week, then watch it in a 2 minute video.
Timelapse is perfect for cityscapes and to highlight the beauty of your city. There’s nothing more magical than time flow.
If you’re an artist and want to showcase your masterpiece, take your fans on a journey and show them what it takes to complete your work.
Sports clubs, arenas and massive venues attract thousands of visitors. A timelapse showing fans filling the space can be very impressive. This video was created by Jorrit Lousberg.
This technique can also be used by major brands for marketing engagement, commercials and even viral contests and social promotions.
A beautiful landscape takes a lot of work and this technique can be used by civil engineers and architects as a visual tool on their website to show their clients how it’s done.
Home redesign, buildouts, interior design and interior construction are all great projects that can be shot in timelapse.
If you own a roofing construction or upgrade business, this can be an invaluable feature on your website or company video.
Scientific timelapse videos can be used as an educational tool for teachers, scientists or doctors, in the chemical and medical fields.
We’re not alone out there and this photography technique can prove it. See the sky as you never did before and shoot for the stars from light years away.
Capture the hustle and bustle of air traffic in and around your airport over an entire night. Great for airlines, local airports and tourism videos.
The world around us is not still, it’s full of ever changing life. Nature timelapse can highlight the dramatic swings of mother nature in all its glory.
Urban traffic in timelapse can show your city breathing in and out like a living creature. Great for documentaries, news reports and tourism.
Weather timelapse are perfect as film openers or transitions. They allow your viewers to contemplate the beauty of the world we live in.