Time-lapse photography shows progress or change over any period of time in a series of high resolution photographs, these are blended together to create an illusion of time passing quickly.
The time between each photograph, known as the 'interval', is different for different types of project. In a construction project over many years the interval may be around 10 minutes. For a project lasting a single day, the interval could be as low as 2 seconds.
This is classed as any project lasting less than 3 months but more than 2 days and we apply exactly the same level of service and delivery as the long term project. This option is great for time-lapsing events or specific occasions.
Our simple pricing structure classes anything 3 months or longer as ‘Long Term’. There is no project that is too long for us to take on and we currently have several active projects with a duration upwards of 5 years.
For short projects time-lapsed over a few hours or days then this could be the best option. One of our professional photographers will come and film the project first-hand allowing for a greater diversity and flexibility in types of shots obtained.
High Definition (HD) is the standard format used for television and internet broadcasting. All of our films are shot in UHD (4k) and can be output in full HD. This means your projects will always look great wherever you view them. The resolution for full HD is 1920 x 1080.
Ultra High Defintion (UHD) refers to a resolution size which is about four times that of standard HD. This is our standard recording resolution and will suit anyone wanting to exhibit their footage on a particularly large screen, or just to ensure that their film is future proof as video technology advances. The resolution for UHD is 3840 x 2160.
The above image shows a comparison of the same picture at different resolutions.
This system uses Canon DSLR cameras and is perfect for those who are interested in the highest quality imagery possible. This type of camera requires power on-site (110v or 240v) and can use 3G or a fixed ADSL line to communicate with our servers.
Our solar system is ideally suited to projects located in remote areas where supplying power would be a problem. They use a 3G connection to connect to our servers and can operate for years in isolation. This system uses Canon DSLR cameras to capture high quality images.
The off-grid system is designed for shorter term projects located in remote areas where supplying power could be a problem. It can use 3G to provide status updates to our servers and its battery can last up to two weeks. Images taken by the camera are stored on the system itself. A Canon DSLR camera is used to ensure high quality images.
As part of our service our cameras produce a timestamped 'monitor' image which is sent to our servers immediately after the camera takes a shot. The process of the camera taking the image to arriving on our servers takes just a couple of minutes via 3G, or seconds with a fixed ADSL line.
The image arrives at a reduced resolution to save time and provide an immediate update while the high resolution image is sent separately. We make this image available via a web link which will always point to the latest image received.
For our cameras with a streaming option we will also provide a web link to view the live stream in a browser.
We provide a secure web portal for all our projects which includes a high resolution archive of every image taken by our cameras. These images are available to view and download at full resolution, the archive keeps detailed information on when the image was taken and makes browsing to a particular point in time easy.
There are other tools available within the image archive, such as a batch download tool which allows all images in a time period to be downloaded as a single, well organised zip file. There is also our 'Progress Over Time' tool which automatically generates a basic time-lapse video of the project so far.
You can access the web portal at our log in page.
We take data redundancy seriously and have done as much as possible to ensure project images will remain safe at all times. These are some of the measures we have in place to protect them: