Google Street View Hyperlapse [Video]

Posted April 11, 2013 at 4:14am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10989 views

Teehan+Lax has taken the technique of hyper-lapse photography and applied it to Google Street View data.

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. It’s not hard to find stunning examples on Vimeo. 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. It worked so well, we decided to design a very usable UI around our engine and release Google Street View Hyperlapse.

The company has purposely set the default settings to low (max 60 frames per animation); however, developers can grab the source code and increase frame rates and image quality themselves.

Take a look at an example below or hit the link to create your own.

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bigpile - April 11, 2013 at 8:27am
this video don't work on my android phone make you you test your stuff vimeo suck balls
Great. - April 12, 2013 at 2:41am
You mean android can't play Vimeo streams?
shar - April 11, 2013 at 6:12am
very cool, kudos to those guys!
Simon - April 11, 2013 at 4:59am
Very cool! Enjoyed watching it.
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