A Breathtaking Hyper-lapse Cruise Through Google Street View
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A Breathtaking Hyper-lapse Cruise Through Google Street View

The folks over at Teehan+Lax have just released a new tool that lets you scrape public data from Google Street View to create sweeping hyperlapse videos. They describe a hyperlapse as:

Hyper-lapse photography—a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest—has been a growing trend on video sites. It’s not hard to find stunning examples on Vimeo. Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations. We aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid, but quickly discovered that it could be used as the source material. It worked so well, we decided to design a very usable UI around our engine and release Google Street View Hyperlapse.

The team turned their new UI over to one of their motion designers, who made the stunning clip below:

[Via Colossal]

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