Monthly Archives: August 2017

  1. Time slice : how to reinvent time lapse ?

    A slice-shaped image that reveals a different time of the day… This is a time slice. A photo technique that could be compared to a “static” time lapse.

    What is time slice ?

    Do not confuse it with its namesake, the time-slice or “bullet time”, which is an effect produced thanks to many cameras. You can see it in the film Matrix for example where the action is like frozen. A 3D impression is then given to this scene as if the camera was rotating around the action – using a video editing software.

    “Our” time slice is a derivative of time lapse. In fact, photos of the same event are captured like a time lapse and then are added one after the other to compose a single final image.
    They can obviously be cut in many ways but the vertical timeslice remains the most widespread.

    They can obviously be cut in many ways but the vertical timeslice remains the most widespread.

    This technique makes it possib

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  2. Tilt-Shift : give a Lego effect to your time lapses!

    You might be surprised learning that the video below depicts a real city and not some miniatures. It is in fact a tilt-shift video, an editing process giving a miniature (or “Lego”) effect to real sceneries.

    We talked last time about flickering and how to avoid them in your time lapses. Now it’s time to go deeper into what can be done through time lapse with the tilt-shift.

    What exactly is a tilt-shift?

    First, let’s talk about how tilt-shift was born.

    It was initially aimed to shot large buildings with process cameras using a

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  3. How to avoid flickering in your time lapses

    If there is one thing that can ruin your time lapse, this is probably the flickering. In this article, we will try to explain why it happens and how to never get it again!

    What is time lapse flickering ?

    If your time lapse is filled with little flashes then you are facing a time lapse flickering. This flickering is pretty annoying since it ruins the uniformity of the time lapse and makes it look quite messy. This phenomenon appears when the exposure between several shots differs. This can be subtle yet and it is noticeable when the pictures are finally merged. 

    You can clearly notice the flickering in the example below: 

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