High Definition Cloud Timelaspe: July 4th 2008

Our high definition cloud timelapse system installed on a roof overlooking the London skyline seems to be working well. Capturing at 1600×1200 pixels every 10 seconds we collect approximately 9000 images a day which are then processed at 30 frames per second to create a timelapse film in high definition.

Clouds Timelapse HD from digitalurban on Vimeo.

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The movie above represents our second test timelapse for July 4th 2008 – there are a few issues with the odd frame jump towards the start but these should be ironed out for future movies.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Rob Roy - July 5, 2008

    For proper high-def, how about uploading it to Vimeo (www.vimeo.com)

    You can’t embed the high-def version (although the feature is promised soon), but the quality is WAY better.

    No, I don’t work for vimeo 🙂

  2. Andy - July 5, 2008

    Thanks for the tip Rob – we are uploading it now…



  3. Rich Treves - July 6, 2008

    Nice. A clock in view would be worth a try?

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