Time-Lapse

How it works

Time-Lapse is a technique where many pictures are taken in sequence at a regular time-interval and then merged into a video sequence in post processing. What appears to be nearly at rest in real time will translate into a fast motion when presented in a time-lapse video. Be surprised how the world around you is changing!

PINE will create fully automated motion controlled time-lapse with multi-keyframe movements. After each captured picture, our motion controller will move the camera in one or more directions. What results is a perception of a 3-dimensional perspective as the camera moves along. This technique is also commonly called shoot-move-shoot.

Highlights

Keyframing
Most motion controllers are limited to a start and ending keyframe. With PINE, you can set as many keyframes as you like and create some unique and advanced movements. Everything is controlled over the PINE Motion app via an intuitive user-interface.

Slave Mode
Using the AUX input of the PINE you can use time-lapse in slave mode. The main interval is set by an external device like the LRTimelapse Pro Timer or the VIEW from Timelapse+ while the PINE moves the motors after each interval. With this technique day to night and night to day time lapses (also called Holy-Grail) can be realized.

Stop-Motion Integration
An animation technique which will bring any object to life, as for example seen in the famous Lego movies. Alter your scene after each picture has been taken and proceed when you are ready.

Motion Ramping
Creating ramped camera motions (slowly accelerating and decelerating) is especially tricky for motion controlled time-lapse videos. PINE will change the amount of movement for each shot in order to achieve this useful effect.

Test Modes
Nothing is more frustrating than setting up a time-lapse and the realizing it didn’t turn out the way you wanted when you check it at home. Use PINE’s Exposure Test, Interval Test, and Movement Test to verify everything is the way you like before wasting your time.

App Preview

Settings Overview

Easy editing of the interval

Beautiful Motion Graphs

Current status of the recording

Video Tutorials

Products for the Time-Lapse Mode

For the time-lapse mode, any number of axes can be used. For beginners we recommend the Basic, Advanced or the Pro bundle. Depending on the requirement for the number of axes, additional motor units can be purchased at any time.

More Applications

Video

Automated camera movements allow you to achieve particularly professional results for video productions of all kinds. Programmed movements can be reproduced exactly several times with our control system. This is especially interesting for visual effects.

Giga-Pixel

Many individual images are created automatically in the form of mosaics with a pan/tilt head. Combining (stitching) all images creates high-resolution giga-pixel images with enormous detail. Zoom into the image without losing resolution.

Astro

The automatic tracking of the camera via a motorized rotation unit can compensate for the earth's rotation to obtain super sharp images of the night sky even with exposure times of several minutes.