Time Lapse Filming Services
There’s something fascinating about watching buildings appear out of the ground before your eyes in a matter of minutes. So whether it’s capturing an entire construction project from start to finish, capturing the interior fit-out of an office, or capturing a corporate event like an exhibition from set-up to break-down, our state-of-the-art time-lapse cameras will deliver beautiful panoramic imagery of your projects — long or short, indoors or out.
Long-term time-lapse filming has been around for many years, and it’s found applications across a huge range of industries from construction to events, and even to the long-term documentation of climate change. Recent advances in camera technology have made time-lapse cameras smaller, lighter and more energy efficient, and Horizon Imaging are proud to start offering a time-lapse filming service with a unique and highly-capable time-lapse camera system which produces imagery that lives up to the high standards our clients have come to expect from us.
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What Makes Us Different?
There are an increasing number of time-lapse filming providers available to work with these days, but we believe none of them have the same combination of skills, background in traditional photography and dedication to customer satisfaction as we do at Horizon Imaging.
We’re very proud of our history and the journey we’ve been on – here are just some of the points we feel set us apart from other time-lapse filming service providers:
Read on to learn more about the features of our time-lapse filming service
Ultra-Wide, Panoramic Field-of-View
Compact Form Factor, Excellent Image Quality
The Horizon Imaging Time-Lapse camera system installed on construction sites in Kent and Essex, showcasing three different ways of mounting the camera — to a weighted tripod on top of a site cabin, screwed to the wall of a nearby building and clamped to an existing scaffolding structure (the third photo also shows an additional battery backup system that will allow the camera to run on battery power alone for a year). Fun fact: the camera in the third image can be seen in the second image (it’s circled in red)! Click to enlarge.
Built-In Solar Panel for Mains-Free Operation
The Horizon Imaging Time-Lapse camera system installed on three sites in West Sussex and Hampshire — sites where mains power simply wasn’t an option. The built-in solar panel can keep the camera’s battery charged even on short, overcast, winter days. Click to enlarge.
Remote Access to Live Imagery
Frequently Asked Questions – Time Lapse Filming Services
We get asked numerous questions about time-lapse filming. So to save you asking, here are our most frequently asked questions about our Time Lapse Filming Services. Click on a question to reveal the answer.
The time-lapse camera we use is approximately 19cm x 19cm x 7cm with the solar panel closed and weighs approximately 1kg.
Yes. The camera is fully waterproof and is designed to work outdoors in the harshest of conditions.
The camera has a built-in solar panel which can keep the camera charged indefinitely, even through the middle of winter, provided it has a clear view of the southern sky.
If the sky is partially obstructed (by buildings or tree cover), there is a chance the solar panel might not be able to keep the camera charged. If this were to happen, we can connect temporary backup batteries to keep it running until there is sufficient sunshine to keep the battery charged.
If there is no sunshine available, for example if the camera is to be installed on the north face of a building that never gets sunshine, or if the camera is to be installed inside, then either a bank of batteries can be installed next to the camera to keep it powered for several months at a time, or the camera can be connected to a mains to USB power supply which will keep it powered indefinitely.
Yes, the camera can connect either via the mobile phone network or WiFi to upload the images it’s taking to a secure online portal.
This portal also allows the camera’s recording parameters to be changed remotely, including the interval between the images, and when the camera is to start and stop capturing images each day.
Yes, the online portal (see the section above entitled “Remote Access to Live Imagery”) gives us and our clients 24/7 access to all the imagery captured by the camera. Both individual images and videos from any date or period of dates can easily be downloaded from anywhere in the world.
The time-lapse camera actually contains two independent camera modules aligned at 90° to each other, each with lens that has a field-of-view of approximately 100°.
Depending on the size of the site to be captured, and how close the camera is mounted to the site, either one or both lenses can be used, capturing either a 100° or 220° field-of-view.
If the 220° field-of-view is required, the online portal automatically stitches the two images together into a single, seamless, ultra-wide-angle image.
Each camera module captures images that are approximately 4K in resolution (along the horizontal edge of the image). If both camera modules are used (see the answer to point 5 above), then the resulting stitched image will have a resolution of approximately 7K.
What Do Our Clients Say?
If you haven’t used a Time Lapse Filming company before, you’re in safe hands with Horizon Imaging. We have a track record of exceeding our clients’ expectations and providing excellent customer service from start to finish.
You can read feedback from some of our roof inspection clients below, or you can browse through all 190+ of our glowing testimonials from across all our services on our dedicated Testimonials page.
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“Willmott Dixon approached Horizon Imaging as a reliable partner on our supply chain to capture a full time-lapse film of the new Horsham Fire Station project. The fire station is one of the first major projects procured by West Sussex County Council (WSCC) in many years and having the ability to capture the full site journey was very important to WSCC and ourselves. The resulting video is amazing and fitted the brief perfectly. Thank you to David and the team for all your efforts. We look forward to working with you again on the next scheme!”
“We are a construction company and were looking for someone to provide a timelapse video of a building. From the first contact with Horizon Imaging David was extremely efficient in his communication and very helpful in ensuring he could meet our timescales. David set up his equipment on site and that was it. All very simple to use through a web interface. This was also handy as we could monitor on site activities. The finished video looked amazing. David also produced high quality stills at the end of the project too. Thanks.”
“Horizon Imaging provided video, drone and still photography for our website and marketing campaigns. David understood our requirements and produced excellent imagery. We have no hesitation recommending Horizon Imaging for their excellent and professional service.”
Time-Lapse Filming Sample Imagery
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