THE BEST Time Lapse

Paris in 4K

Paris in 4K

Photographer Sacha Luisada takes us on a tour through some of the most scenic and iconic locations in Paris, France. Shot as a combination of time-lapse footage and smooth motion video courtesy of a Glidecam XR2000.

Diehard Detroit

Diehard Detroit

LittleBigWorld’s Joerg Daiber created this aerial tilt-shifted time-lapse of the decrepit urban ruins of Detroit, Michigan, leading into the areas in which growth and development are starting to take hold to revitalize this great American city.

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4 Minutes in Alaska

4 Minutes in Alaska

Microsoft sent us on an epic adventure to Alaska to learn from NatGeo photographer Stephen Alvarez, and shoot photos and video with their Lumia 640XL smartphone. Here’s the time-lapse version of our journey. Hi-res images here.

9,000,000 Words

9,000,000 Words

Director Patrick Weldon of Figurehead Media House created this stunning motion time-lapse, that starts with simple images of farmland, but gradually escalates into an ocular feast of night skies, cityscapes, and awe-inspiring locales.

Grinding Away a Motorcycle Engine

Grinding Away a Motorcycle Engine

To demonstrate the power of abrasive cutting discs from 3M, they gradually sanded away an entire motorcycle engine, layer-by-layer, until half of the engine was gone. Or play it backwards to watch the world’s fastest 3D printer.

Eylenda

Eylenda

Two Audiovisual Media students from Stuttgart Media University spent two weeks in Iceland to make this 4K time lapse video, featuring the island nation’s stunning landscapes and some of its wildlife.

Airport Tilt-shift Time Lapse

Airport Tilt-shift Time Lapse

Photographer darwinfish105 turned Tokyo International Airport into a calming sight by miniaturizing and speeding up the hustle and bustle in and around it. I Am Robot and Proud’s Summer Colour also helped set the tone.

Edge of Stability

Edge of Stability

Photographer Jeff Boyce shot over 70,000 images to create this impressive time-lapse video of storms, stars and skies. No fancy hyperlapse, no quick cuts or zooms. Just a sharp and steady eye watching nature do its thing.

Loving Lanka

Loving Lanka

At the end of 2014 Sebastian Linda quit his jobs, got married then traveled to Sri Lanka. This hyperlapse video not only preserves their honeymoon, but a rumination of how one’s present state can redefine their past.

The Voyage

The Voyage

Photographer and cinematographer Beno Saradzic made this haunting short film out of several time-lapse sequences shot separately over several months at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Running for Dinner

Running for Dinner

Redditor disillusioned shares this time-lapse of their Golden Retrievers Colby and Blue running to their food bowls, starting from when they were about 2 months old up until they were 9 months old. Now we want a dog drifting game.

Calbuco in 4K

Calbuco in 4K

Timestorm Films had just finished shooting at a volcano in Chile when Calbuco erupted. They quickly set up all of their cameras and captured 4K and 8K time-lapses of Calbuco’s ash and smoke spreading in the sky.

360º 8K Dubai Airport Video

360º 8K Dubai Airport Video

Dubai360’s interactive time-lapse of Dubai International Airport isn’t the first 360º video on YouTube, but it is the first to have a mind-boggling 4320p resolution. Requires Chrome or an Android device.

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London Underground by Drone

London Underground by Drone

Truly mesmerizing time-lapse footage captured on foot and via a drone flying through London’s Crossrail project, in which a crew of over 10,000 excavated 26 miles of underground railway tunnels beneath London, England.

Space Tortilla

Space Tortilla

Astronauts are supplied a certain quantity of their food of choice to help keep their spirits up while at the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows us how she makes her bonus food, a quinoa tortilla.

Building a Mining Truck

Building a Mining Truck

CAT recorded this time-lapse of the construction of one of their massive 50-foot-long, 600,000 lb., 4,000 hp 797 mining trucks – a vehicle so big that its assembly must be completed at the job site. There’s no audio, so feel free to hum a tune.

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

One WTC 11-Year Timelapse

EarthCam presents one of the longest time spanning time-lapses you’ll ever see. Watch One World Trade Center’s 11-year construction – from October 2004 to May 2015 – in under 2 minutes.

Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft’s time-lapse smoothing technology is now in open beta. Use the mobile app to create hyperlapses on your Android or Windows phone or get the Windows desktop version for videos taken from a variety of cameras.

Reverie of Vietnam

Reverie of Vietnam

Olivier Astrologo’s recap of his recent trip to Vietnam features the Southeast Asian country’s natural wonders, historical sites and the daily life in one of its cities. Shot with a Sony A7ii, 35mm & 55mm lenses and a handheld gimbal.

The Pegasus Project

The Pegasus Project

When Dave Meinert got his rescue dog Pegasus, he was told that she might not live long because of complications from the reckless breeding that sired her. So Dave decided to film her every day. This is what he’s recorded so far.

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Walk in Shanghai

Walk in Shanghai

Take a walk around Shanghai – from its bustling commercial districts to its nooks and crannies – in this quirky reversed time-lapse by JT Singh & Company. That day and night transition scene was really cool.

Calbuco Explosion Time-Lapse

Calbuco Explosion Time-Lapse

The Calbuco volcano in Chile recently erupted for the first time in 42 years, spewing smoke and ash 6mi upwards, along with lava and volcanic lightning. YouTuber Rodrigo Barrera captured this amazing time-lapse of the eruption.

Trails End

Trails End

Dakotalapse shares some of his best 4K time-lapse photography from 2014. Galaxies and thunderstorms dominate these overwhelming shots, which were taken in Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota. Buy the full 30min. version here.

The First Hyperlapse Film

The First Hyperlapse Film

We can make hyperlapse videos with our phones these days. Pacer, the first known hyperlapse film was captured one frame at a time on 16mm film by Guy Roland in 1995, and only screened once before the negative was destroyed.

A San Francisco Sunset

A San Francisco Sunset

Digital media bon vivant Colby Droscher captured this time-lapse footage of an incredibly beautiful and colorful sunset from a vantage point in San Francisco’s mission district. The vibrant reds towards the end are especially eye popping.

Paris in Three Minutes

Paris in Three Minutes

Go on a whirlwind tour of Paris in Maxime Gaudet’s hyperlapse video. Maxime used a Canon 5D MkIII and an iPhone 5S to shoot over 40 locations in the city. The music is from Note Forget the Project’s album Reconciliation.

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