This Footage Will Make You Wish You Lived Near a Volcano

Source: Vimeo/Timestorm Films

Source: Vimeo/Timestorm Films

Every once in a while a volcano erupts and it is always a spectacular sight to see, but Martin Heck of Timestorm Films was able to create a video as magnificent as the eruption itself.

Volcano Calbuco, located in Southern Chile, erupted on April 22, 2015 for the first time in four decades and reminded us just how mind-blowingly gorgeous volcanoes can be.

Watch this 4K video and I bet you’ll be asking for a volcano-view room on your next vacation.

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In Memoriam: Official 11-Year Construction Time Lapse of One World Trade Center

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Source: YouTube/EarthCam

EarthCam started webcasting the activity at Ground Zero just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, and has since been capturing high resolution images for this start-to-finish time lapse of One World Trade Center being built.

According to EarthCam “Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie”, and over one million photos in total have been taken between the company’s commemorative World Trade Center movies.

A dedicated team has been attending to the many cameras scattered in the area for 5000 days now and also created the 10-year time lapse video below of the Memorial Museum’s construction.

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Time Lapse Mining Automatically Creates Flawless Videos from Photos Found Online

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Time lapse is possibly the best way to show change over time, be it the construction of a skyscraper or an otherwise unnoticeable change that occurs over a long period of time.

The problem with this popular technique is that it usually requires careful planning, a single photographer or a dedicated team and a decent amount of editing. However, a team of researchers from the University of Washington and Google seems to have overcome these difficulties.

The method used by the researchers takes advantage of the endless amount of photos found online, automatically detects popular subjects and edits them into seamless time lapse videos.

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Microsoft ‘Hyperlapse’ Released; Creates Time Lapses from POV Videos

Time to get out all the first-person footage you captured with your GoPro, but never touched, as Microsoft finally released its Hyperlapse technology.

Capable of turning standard lengthy videos into smooth and stabilized time lapses, you can expect to see a significant bump in time lapse videos in the near future.

The software is available in one form or another to Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Mobile and Android users.

Microsoft seems thrilled about the release; just don’t confuse it with Instagram’s Hyperlapse app.

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Watch This Time Lapse Montage of the Sun’s Atmosphere Captured over Four Years

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft has been observing the sun since 2010 with the goal of understanding its influence on the Earth and near-Earth space.

Using time lapse footage captured by the SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) between 2011 and 2015, Michael König edited this cool video.

This joins a previous video he created using time lapse sequences taken by the crew of the International Space Station which reached over 10 million views and was a 2012 Lyrical Vimeo Awards Finalist.

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100 Years of African-American and Iranian Beauty Time-Lapsed Into One Minute Each

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A couple of months ago we shared with you the original 100 Years of Beauty video, showing the changing hair and makeup styles common among white women in America between 1910 and 2010.

Following the huge success of the first video, which received 20 million views, Cut.com has created two more videos. The second video in the series depicts popular beauty among African-American woman in the past century, and the third video, which was just released, gives us a glimpse of the vast changes that took place among the women of Iran.

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Explore Dubai In An 8-Terapixel 360-Degree Interactive Virtual Tour

We all know Google Earth as a great tool to get a feel for a distant location with its satellite and Street View maps. Now imagine Google Earth after a massive dose of epic combined with state-of-the-art technology, and the result is the most brilliant virtual tour ever created.

Dubai 360 is the first virtual city tour to exclusively use interactive 360 degree content, including gigapixel panoramas, time lapses and video. That’s right, all in a fully interactive 360 degree view!

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DIYP Reviews the Syrp Genie – All In One Time Lapse Photography Motion Control

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Time lapse photography has recently evolved into a spectacular fusion of the best of still photography and motion film making.

With the growing popularity of time lapse photography, and the increasing complexity that time lapse photographers are integrating into their films, we are seeing a steady stream of truly spectacular time lapse films (many of which we feature here on DIYP on a regular basis).

If you have tried your hand at time lapse photography, sooner or later you will come to realize that while static time lapse film sequences can be fabulous, time lapse films really sing when you add motion.

And that is where the Syrp Genie (Amazon | B&H) fits in.  The Syrp Genie is a simple, all in one motion control device for time lapse photography and live action films.

We were recently lucky enough to get our hands on a Syrp Genie for review and spent some time testing it out in the field.

Read on for our complete hands on review of the Syrp Genie.

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Microsoft’s ‘Hyperlapse’ Technology Will Make All Your GoPro Footage Look Amazing

Last week, we wrote about how researchers at Brown developed a code that would allow realistic weather alterations in photo-editing through text commands. As fate would have it, the new trend these days is apparently groundbreaking algorithms. Two days ago, a video was uploaded showcasing Microsoft’s latest advancement in photography; using first-person-view cameras, researchers for the company developed an algorithm that makes what they call a hyperlapse. Watching the video, you’ll probably find yourself surprised by just how fluid everything almost looks. Keep reading after the break; seeing how it’s done is just as rewarding.

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