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Timelapse is a special photography technique based on reducing frame frequency when capturing an image. The results show objects and phenomena moving and changing much faster than they normally would.
The number of frames in real time video is 25 per second (24 in USA). In time-lapse footage it is reduced to as little as 6 frames per second. As a result when the video is played at normal speed, time appears to move faster. Timelapse can clearly show events which occur over long periods of time such as plant growth, weather or celestial changes.
Here at Timeframe we offer a wide selection of unique hd time lapse stock footage videos shot in various places all around the globe.
Look at our timelapse stock footage video library and discover a rich collection of hd creative footage: African desert footage, Asian countries and people footage, footage showing local traditions. From Zanzibar to the Arctic, deserts to cities, wildlife, industry and business footage are just some of the topics and locations covered.
Time-lapse footage has a long history going back to 19th century. In 1897, Georges Méliès' motion picture Carrefour De L'Opera was shot using timelapse technique.
Timelapse helped to observe previously unseen microbiological phenomena for the first time in 1909. During the course of the 20th century various photographers have employed this method, perfecting it with new technical inventions in the photography and film making industries.
The first significant appearance of modern time-lapse in the motion pictures was made in 1983 in a movie called “Koyaanisqatsi”. This non narrative film features timelapse footage of clouds, crowds, and cities filmed by renown cinematographer Ron Fricke. This was followed in 1985 by Peter Greenaway's “A Zed and Two Noughts” which featured a sub-plot based on a decomposing animal shot in timelapse by Timeframe's Richard Kirby. David Attenborough's 1995 television series “Private Life of Plants” famously utilised time-lapse footage to show how plants live and grow.
Today timelapse footage is commonly used in motion pictures, corporate business presentational videos, advertisements, as well as in music and other entertainment videos.
And a world class collection of timelapse video footage can be found right here at Timeframe.Google+