Panolapse Fakes Camera Moves On Time Lapse Footage

May 28, 2013

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Panolapse Fakes Camera Moves On Time Lapse Footage

May 28, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Readers on this blog know that I am a big fan off adding movement on time lapse footage. This can be done with motorized sliders, rotating pano heads and even a BBQ rotisserie. However those are sometimes hard (or expensive) to set up.

If you are looking for “dirty trick” to add motion to a static time lapse you could to it in after effects, or you could check out the new boy in town – Panolapse.

Panolapse

Panolapse works much like other panoramic viewers, only it does so while moving through a sequence of photographs, creating the illusion of a moving camera. In addition to the regular sliding movement, Panolapse corrects the wide angle lens distortion to create panning illusion, so it works best with wide angle lenses. The results are very interesting.

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Undistorted field of view correction and “zoom”

The program allows control over a all motion axis – Pitch, Yaw, Roll and Zoom.

Panolapse

If you capture images at a higher resolution that the movie you are about to create (which is quite common if you only display at 1080HD), the loss of resolution could be negligible.

Here is a sample shot at 14mm with a Nikon 14-24mm and reprojected with 24mm while faking some camera moves.

YouTube video

and here is the demo video for Panolapse

A free version outputs videos up to 1280×720, full HD and up will set you back $65.

[Panolapse] | free up to 720, $65 for full HD and up

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9 responses to “Panolapse Fakes Camera Moves On Time Lapse Footage”

  1. kisszepi Avatar
    kisszepi

    Awsome tool! But i got an error (ContractViolation: Precondition Violition! Unable to open file) tried on more images

    1. kisszepi Avatar
      kisszepi

      Solved, it doesnt like “á” in folder path

  2. Guest Avatar
    Guest

    awesome powssum!

  3. KrA Avatar
    KrA

    Extremely buggy. Previews big blobs, sometimes you can change the lens or the ratio, often not, no scrolling in preview (just jumps from first to last). Restart sometimes helps a little. Waiting for 1.1!

    1. Patrick Avatar
      Patrick

      Hi, this is the developer. Panolapse v1.05 releases this weekend. It improves the previews and adds a few features like zoomable animations. If you “drag” the animation slider, you can see the previews.

      1. Tawfik Tichioui Avatar
        Tawfik Tichioui

        Hello Patrick, great piece of software there,
        I can’t seem to use my RW2 (panasonic GH2 Raw files) on the software :( not even the JPG ones
        any soon fix?

  4. Darian Smith Avatar
    Darian Smith

    this is awesome! Thanks!

  5. karim Avatar
    karim

    why i can’t open my jpg files even my cr2 raw file i wonder how to fix that

  6. דוד בר סלע צלם Avatar
    דוד בר סלע צלם

    BEFORE YOU BUY PANOLAPSE READ THIS!!!!!

    Hi, my name is David and I am a photographer.
    I purchased a panolapse about 3 years ago and I was happy with it.
    but when it’s come to customer service from panolapse,
    well there is NO customer service 0 RATING.

    I recently had to format my PC and when i tried to activate my PANOLAPSE licence again,
    i received a message”invalid serial key” so i contacted panolapse by mail and they did not reply to me.
    After a day i contacted them through facebook messenger,
    and they did not reply to me.
    I tried to explain to them that I have a job for a client that needs to be edited in panolapse
    and I am in a rush, still no replay.

    So in order to get their attention I post on their facebook page a message that asks why they do not answer my mails ?
    and a few hours later they remove their facebook page.
    (to the date of this post, their facebook page is offline, may be in the future it will be back)

    the way i see it…
    they stole from me my money by ignore me like this
    p,s
    before they remove their facebook page
    i read other users posts that they complain that panolapse don’t reply to their mails also.

    i will finish with this..
    you can make a great product, but if you fail to serve your clients your product is a failure.