While the holiday season is filled with compilation videos of the year gone by, even Facebook is getting in the action with their Year in Review feature, this year there is also an abundance of time-lapse videos. One of the most stunning time-lapse videos to hit the wobbly web this week captures one astronaut’s incredible view from the International Space Station.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst patiently collected 12,500 Ultra HD images, constantly snapping away over his six month stay he managed to perfectly capture the view looking down on our amazing planet from the edge of space. The results of this creative endeavour are the simply stunning video ‘Alexander Gerst’s Earth Timelapses’.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest 4K time-lapse to be shot from up on high, a video that could be considered food for the soul. The images are stunning and the backing track rocks so pop this one into full screen and crank up the volume for this brief journey to space.
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Microsoft is working to make the world a more exciting place with its Hyperlapse software. Still deep in development the early result seems to prove that Hyperlapse can make any holiday video interesting.
Everyone knows that timelapse is awesome but unfortunately the source video must be extremely stable otherwise the shake is amplified making it unwatchable. Stabilizing in post production has till now enjoyed only limited success but now Microsoft is attempting to do it better.
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GoPro , makers of the can do Hero camcorders have this week unveiled their latest creation, the GoPro Hero 3 family of action video cameras. Able to go places that normal camcorders would fear to tread the GoPro with their multitude of housings and adapter plates are the action shot camcorder of choice.
The new third generation GoPro is available in three models and price points. The lesser two models are budget version roughly equivalent in power and features to the second generation GoPro at the bargain basement price of $199 and $299 USD.
The Black Edition takes the seat at the head of the family, the new king of the action shot. Say hello to my little friend, the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition. At $399 USD the Black Edition packs a whole lot of technology into a tiny box.
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The International Space Station, humanities only space based outpost is captivating at 27,000 km/h, especially the view outside. Knate Myers is the latest videographer to give the ISS photographs the timelapse treatment. producing a remarkable view looking down from heaven.
Produced in the timeless timelapse tradition, with each frame of video beginning life as a high resolution photograph, manually fine-tuned the images are then fed into video editing software, in this case Sony’s Vegas. The source photographs are all publicly available from NASA and have been steadily released over the last 18 months. There is no CGI here at all, these are all photo’s taken from ISS.
Knate Myers video ‘View from the ISS at Night’ is the latest timelapse to make use of the ISS photo’s, by no means the only one. NASA has their own in-house photographer that has produced video’s in the past. Knate has however set the standard for this new genre of space timelapse. With excellent detail and smooth animation backed by an atmospheric sound-track provided by John Murphy, Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor), this is one of the most impressive ISS timelapse videos to date.
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