Hyperlapse: Creating Motion Shots
30/10/2017 | Prateek Kashyap
Hyperlapse, also known as moving timelapse, is a technique in time-lapse photography that allows the photographer to create motion shots. In its simplest form, a hyperlapse is achieved by manually moving the camera a short distance between each shot. The first film using the hyperlapse technique dates to 1995. The first film using the hyperlapse technique seems to have been Pacer, shot on Super 8 film in Montreal in 1995 by Guy Roland, after experiments during the 1980s and 1990s. It has been suggested that the term "hyper-lapse" itself was first used in 2011 by American filmmaker Dan Eckert, and coined by Shahab Gabriel Behzumi´s Berlin Hyperlapse in 2012
Timelapse and HyperlapsePicture Credits: Bishwajit Bappy[/caption] Timelapse is an exposure technique which is used in photography to create a shot where the movement is processed by the lapsing of the time. Hyperlapse is also one of the exposure technique which is used in photography to create a shot in a time-lapse sequences with an interval between each exposure in which there is a gradual movement in the position of the camera.
Gears required in the making of a Hyperlapse:
- Hyperlapse formula
- Prefer a steady tripod
- Aligning your camera between shots
- Timer Remote
- Wide View
- Smoother Touch
It’s time for Action!
- Shoot Raw: In order to manipulate the image sequences you are shooting.
- Editing Softwares: Use Adobe Lightroom or Capture One for best results.
- Import all of the photos into Lightroom. Choose one photo and adjust it in the Develop module before applying the settings to the rest of the images by using the synchronization command.
- Next, export all of the photos at full size.
- In order to smooth the exposures of the use the softwares like LR Timelapse
- Import the files into AfterEffects as a.JPEG sequence and compose/crop your images here according to video frame size.
- Use the warp stabilizer to quickly correct any trembling or misalignment in the sequence. Now you can export the final video file.
Written By: Prateek Kashyap An adventure seeker by heart, his passion for photography was ignited in the Great Himalayas. Clicking clear frames and solving the mysteries of life, he just wants to spend his time as a confused photographer.