This Friday I went to Philadelphia for a short day trip. We stopped near Independence Hall so I decided to take a timelapse…of course! I was debating a long exposure timelapse with the crowds and cars but I thought this was a pretty standard shot. I instead decided to do a hyperlapse from left to right of Independence Hall. The ground had evenly spaced bricks so it was pretty easy to do.
My settings for the camera are pretty important during a hyperlapse, especially when doing it hand-held (without a tripod). I was using manual exposure 1/500 sec, f/10, and ISO 800. I typically prefer to use fast shutter speeds doing it manual to prevent camera shake and blurriness. The 1/250 or 1/500 shutter speed is perfect for this type of shot.
After shooting about 275 photos. I merged them all into Adobe After Effects with Warp Stabilizer. The smoothing worked perfectly since the shots were really close together (little movement between each). The longer movements between shots create more camera shake and may require manual stabilization.
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