Timelapse

As I really love «timelapse» videos and also like to watch clouds and try to understand how they work, I developed a small software that is able from a large set of timestamped images to create arbitrary timelapse. I used a webcam pointing to the same mountain during more than 1 year and a half and then created one video for each day.

The software uses a small database (using sqlite) for indexing all images, mencoder for the video creation and some python code to wrap everything.

All videos have been upload to vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/sainteynard

As this uploading was a bit tedious, I wrote a python module to use vimeo’s REST API, so that the whole process was fully automated, and everyday, a new video was added to vimeo.

All seasons have been captured, along with all weather phenomenon : storms, snow, rain, thermal cloud, high clouds, …