Travel Time Lapse for Real Estate Video

Trying out a new way to do a time lapse!


Just got back from a real estate video and photo shoot in Breckenridge Colorado. My client wanted me to some how express that their condo was a very short walk to the ski lift.

Instead of doing a video of the lift with some text that describes that I remembered Griffin over at Indy Mogul demo’ing a travel time lapse, so I Google that and found Hyper Time Lapse instead. I think travel time lapse describes this better so that is why I am titling this video as such.

Basically I did what Griffin did but I did it much faster because I didn’t know if it would work, so I put my ND filter on the Canon 16mm-35mm lens I am reviewing, set the camera to manual with about 1/4 sec shutter and took one picture and then moved about 2 feet towards the ski lift.

I throw the raw pictures in to After Effects and this is what I got. Not usable but I could see potential, then I added warp stabilizer at 2% and some CC motion blur and this is what I got, much better.

Then I cranked up the warp stabilizer about as far as it would go before it would complain with a dimension message at 35%, and this is what I got. Not too bad for doing this quickly. Now I am not sure if I will use this because there is no snow on the ground and it is not that pretty to look at, but perhaps I will toss it in the assembly cut to show it to the client to see what they think.

This morning I got up early and tried it again this time I tried to keep the lens a lot more even so warp stabilizer didn’t have to work so hard. Unfortunately my 5D3 as close to 10,000 shots and started over at 1 during the time lapse so I didn’t want to renumber half of them so I ran it and this one came out not so good anyway at 35%, I am sure if I lowered it, it might have worked better.

I kind of like the sun flares in the first one anyway.

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