08 Feb Muvi X-Lapse for time lapse panoramics
I really didn’t have to think too long about this purchase.
I love making time-lapse films and iMotionHD is one of my most used apps on both the iPhone and iPad.
Time lapse is a fascinating filming technique. It’s the perfect tool for:
- Establishing shots (how else could you make a conference-room filling up with people look remotely interesting?)
- Creative openings (the day’s sunrise)
- Illustrating the passing of time (clouds rushing by, sun-down, etc)
The possibilities go on and on…
What Muvi brings to this is X-Lapse, a clockwork turntable which turns 360 degrees over an hour (manually adjustable to anything between one and sixty minutes).
The movie below was capture over a couple of days on the west coast of Scotland at a place called Ratagan (Glenshiel, Ross-shire) and includes a shot of the nearby Skye Bridge (toll free bridge to the Isle of Skye) and the ferry terminal at Sconser, Isle of Skye.
X-Lapse has standard tripod screw (¼” screw thread – male on top for mounting a camera; female on the bottom to mount X-Lapse to a tripod); it’s a great companion piece to my Joby Gorilla Pod. It also comes supplied with a ‘shoe’ to hold your iPhone (illustrated above) but again, I use my Joby Griptight for added security (left).
So let me know what you think of the film. For about £15 (from Firebox) I recommend X-Lapse as a solid purchase! I also recommend you check out iMotionHD here.
Skye Bridge from Kyleakin