Hyperlapse: instant timelapse films from Google Street View
We've been having a lot of fun with this: Hyperlapse is an experimental tool created by Teehan+Lax Labs which allows you to create instant timelapse (or 'hyperlapse') films from Google Street View
Teehan+Lax is a digital studio in Toronto. Its Labs department allows staff to work on experimental ideas, one of which is Hyperlapse. "Hyper-lapse photography – a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest – has been a growing trend on video sites," the studio says. "Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations. We aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid, but quickly discovered that it could be used as the source material."
At the Hyperlapse site (best viewed in Chrome), just choose your starting point by dropping the A pin on to Google Maps, and your end point by dropping the B pin. Press 'create' and your film is instantly stitched together from Google Street View images. Here's a very accomplished example created by Teehan+Lax themselves:
We, of course, decided to have a go ourselves, choosing the route from my house in North London to the CR offices.
And here's a still from the resulting film
You can copy the URL to share with others.
Thanks to @MatDolphin and @BenIllustrator for alerting us to this via Twitter
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Fantastic idea! Just wish there was a way to record your own. I'm sure there must be but it's beyond my technical capabilities
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