PetaPixel

360-Degree Panoramic Time-Lapses Shot with One Camera

Ken Murphy created this time-lapse showing an entire 360-degree view overlooking San Francisco using only a single camera:

The camera (a Canon A590 with CHDK installed) snapped an image every five seconds while the motorized mount slowly rotated, making a single rotation in 90 minutes. I assembled the images into this panoramic movie, in which each “pane” is actually the same movie, slightly offset in time. The panes combine to make a single 360-degree view. [#]


Here’s another one shot in front of a cafe in SF:

It’s a pretty ingenious technique that we’ve never seen before.


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Robinson/1466726625 James Robinson

    hmmm…..
    lol genuinely lost for words, do i like it? do i not? boring? meh i dont know

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Robinson/1466726625 James Robinson

    hmmm…..
    lol genuinely lost for words, do i like it? do i not? boring? meh i dont know

  • Ryan

    Take a peek at this time lapse of the milky way wrapping over the planet… Check out planet view to relay see something cool  http://www.northstudio360.com/portfolio/ns360-showreel

  • Ryan

    Take a peek at this time lapse of the milky way wrapping over the planet… Check out planet view to relay see something cool  http://www.northstudio360.com/portfolio/ns360-showreel

  • Westcoastsurf

    gah, timelapse is so hard on cameras, who are these ppl that can afford to go through cameras like this. must be nice…I need a sponsor…

  • will hall

    the left shutters you typically get on P+S cameras (the likes of which were used for this) are much more durable than the focal plane shutters you get on a DSLR. A P+S you can happily run for hours or days. I once did a timelapse project that had a canon powershot capture 50k images over ~12hours. No way id do that on my DSLR.

  • Bubs

    ok, then why are you posting a comment?

  • Bubs

    ok, then why are you posting a comment?

  • http://twitter.com/Wallerus Sam Wallace

    CHDK FTW! I have it on my SD1000, and 1/100K shutter speed saaweeet!

  • Frank77

    I’m using CHDK also to create 360 degree time lapse videos.  Along with my Canon S95, Ikea kitchen timer and some software editing.  Here’s how i do it:
    http://davewirth.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-how-to-make-360-time-lapse.html