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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.