Thursday, 30 May 2013


A first test of producing a time lapse moving panorama without moving the camera.

Basically a normal time lapse sequence of images are taken with any camera. Best effect is with a wide angle lens. These are then loaded in Panolapse (available for PC and Mac) and the chosen area of the start and end of the sequence are chosen. The program then produces a new set of still images rendered from the originals. These are then turned into a moving panoramic time lapse using your favourite program, in my case that was the simple PC program Images To Video.

Not the most inspiring of views but it was the only set of time lapse images I could find. Panolapse is not the fastest of programs as it took around 40 minutes to render 788 photos taken with the 350D with a lens set at 50mm. The free version of Panolapse can create high quality renders, up to 1280x720 in the free version.

This is the first of the 788 stills:


The final moving panorama produced using Panolapse and Images to Video.

If interested in downloading and experimenting with Panolapse then go to their web site. On the PC you get a zipped file which needs unzipping in a folder of your choice. No installing needed. It runs straight from that folder. It may well be the same for a Mac.


  1. This is very good.
    If I get a clear night I'm after some stars again. So will try Panolapse.
    It seems as software is again growing in file size that zipped folders are again becoming common. What programme do you use to Unzip or zip? I have a trial of WinZip but really don't want to pay for something that Microsoft should include in the OS.

  2. Adrian. It's zipped as there are lots of files - For many years now I have used 7Zip. It works well and I think it handles a wider variety of zipped type files than WinZip, or at least it did when I started using it; and it's free!

  3. Many thanks John, I'll give it a look.
    Your chickens look about ready to fly the nest. It's been brilliant watching them. Thank you for all the work.

  4. pretty neat. gives you a true appreciation of how they used to make cartoons - one still at a time.

    1. TWG - I tried that, once, back when making movies meant using an 8mm movie camera. Hard work!


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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