The QUICKLAPSE technique is a way to generate ultra high resolution REAL TIME video. By capturing continuous bursts of still images and applying time interpolation algorithms in post-production to fill up the missing frames we are able to create unsurpassed video quality.
For the last year we’ve been developing the Quicklapse workflow which is perfect for premiere global destinations, states, resorts, interior design and iconic architecture projects.
The story began back in 2012 when Miguel de Olaso, Macgregor (co-founder of Sanchez-Olaso) found himself in trouble during a trip to Iceland; an accessory cable the external recorder of his Sony F35 cinema camera was damaged and that left him unable to work for the rest of his trip.
Since he didn’t want to come back home without quality footage of the wonderful Nordic landscapes he decided to use his Nikon D800 as a backup camera. But instead of shooting regular HD video with it, Miguel took advantage of the camera’s burst mode to take continuous still photographs with the idea of turning them into real time video.
He noticed that he could manage a constant 5 fps burst (in JPEG mode) up to 100 images (Nikon’s weird limit), which was far from the standard 24/25 fps of conventional video but definitely faster than any standard timelapse technique. Since he wanted to capture real time video the idea of interpolating in post the missing frames to achieve those 25fps was a bit crazy but an interesting challenge.
More info: sanchez-olaso.com/blog/