Introduction: How to Make Hyperlapse

About: Hi, my name is Nikodem Bartnik. I'm 19 years old. I am into designing, making, programming and electronics. In the future, I want to start a company and make my own products. As for now, you can find my work o…

I'd like to show you how to make hyperlapse. Few days ago I started building motorized slider for time lapses. During reading and watching others peoples timelapse I found hyperlapse. After watching few videos on YouTube I know that I must make my own hyperlapse. Why? Because it looks awesome and didn't require lots of equipment. You need only tripod, camera (or just smartphone) and free time. Sorry for video quality but my computer is really no good for editing films.

Step 1: What Is Hyperlapse?


Hyperlapse is an exposure technique in time-lapse photography, in which the position of the camera is being changed between each exposure in order to create a tracking shot in timelapse sequences. In contrast to a simple motion timelapse – dolly shots, which are realized with short camera sliders; in hyperlapse photography, the camera is being moved through very long distances.

So hyperlapse is timelapse with longer move.

Step 2: What You Will Need

You will need camera (or everything that can make photos), tripod and a lot of time :) You don't need expensive tripod to make hyperlapses, I bought my tripod for $20 and it works very well.

Step 3: Setup Camera

If you have timelapse mode in your camera set it for 10-30s between every photo, else (like me) you need to take photos manually. The best way to take photos manually is use stopwatch. On my movie you can see that sometimes clouds jump from one place to another it's because I didn't do pictures at regular intervals. Fix your camera/smartphone to tripod.

Step 4: Take Photo

You need to choose one thing (it can be logo/window/screw on the building or tree/building, evrething which is still) and this thing must be in one place on every photo. You can see how to make it on the images above.

Step 5: Move Camera

On images you can see how to move camera. You can move it every foot/tile/centimeter what you like. You can also draw lines on the ground with chalk.

Step 6: Repeat This Many Times

You need to repeat it many, many times. To make my video I took 1400 photos and it 53 seconds length.

Step 7: Make a Movie From Photos

So now it's time to sit to computer and make movie from photos which we made previously. To do it you can use every movie editor (even movie maker). I use pinnacle studio 17 because I have it.

You need to set length of every image to 0.040 seconds (to get 25 fps). Remember to stabilize your movie before exporting (it's not necessary but with it movie will be much smoother). You can add title, transitions and play with colors to get "film look".

Step 8: Conclusion

Have fun during making hyperlapse. If you like my project add it to favourite. Remember to leave a comment :D
Thanks for reading.

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