Amazing 8K New York City Time Lapse
This incredible 8k New York City time-lapse video, dubbed 8K Colors of New York, was made by Vimeo user Jansoli. It’s only a few minutes long, but obviously a monumental effort and a true labor of love.
Sit back, relax, and watch it in as high resolution as you can muster. It’s rendered in 8k, but is amazing on any display.
You have noticed us mentioning the word “intervalometer” in our recent reviews. One of the great innovations of digital photography is the ability to relatively easily take time-lapse videos with intervalometers.
Affordable to all
Up until recently, intervalometers were only included in expensive, advanced cameras, or purchasable as an add-on to expensive camera systems.
Thankfully, they’re now beginning to be included in enthusiast standalone cameras. But, mobile phones have made time-lapse photography even more accessible to the general public, as we’re seeing the feature included in even some budget mobiles, and available in quite a few 3rd party camera apps as well.
What do I need?
- A phone with an intervalometer
- A tripod or a way to fix your phone so it’s stable and stationary
- If the video you’ll be making is of something changing over a period of several hours or more, you’ll need to find a way to keep the phone powered
How do I know if my phone has an intervalometer?
It’s easy. Open your phone’s camera app >> hit the settings button >> hit the video tab >> look for “Time lapse interval” or similar.
If it’s not there, don’t fret. You can install a 3rd party app, such as Camera FV-5 Lite (free).
How to make a time-lapse with my phone?
Set the intervalometer to the setting you desire. This will generally range on our mobiles from 1 second to 10 seconds. If you set it to 1 second, your phone’s camera will take a shot once a second, if 1.5 seconds, then every 1.5 seconds and so on. For things that change very slowly, you’ll want to set it to the highest value.
Then, point at whatever it is you want to record, and hit the record button. Profit.