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We have set up a new high definition timelapse system overlooking London’s skyline to record London’s weather. Running via a specially waterproofed Logtech Quckcam Pro 9000 we capture an image every 10 seconds at up to 1600 x 1200 pixels.

By running the images at 25 frames per second it is possible to obtain high definition video of the last days skyline/weather – our first sample can be viewed in standard resolution below via YouTube:

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The weather was mainly overcast but there is a nice clearance towards the end if the movie (around 3min 32 seconds) and the first dawn section is quite nice.

If people are interested we will post up more examples as well as the full resolution video for download…


  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful, even in SD, it would be nice to see the HD version.

    I think every city should have one.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, really nice. Can you make another post with details of hardware/software used? I want to set one up in my town 😉

  • Andy says:

    We are doing some tweaks at the moment to the image capture – we should have a new one online later today/tomorrow and we will put a tutorial online next week…

    We will also put up some HD versions..


  • Keir Clarke says:

    If you watch the video on YouTube there is the option to ‘Watch on high quality’. Although I’m not sure what the exact difference is between ‘low’ and ‘high’ quality on YouTube.

  • I am very interested in the HD time lapses. Especially when nice weather changes occur, like an upcoming storm. We use them as input to our simulated weather system in the game Ship Simulator.

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