Seoul, Korea Timelapse in 4K! [2015]


Before my vacation, I knew nothing about making timelapse videos.   Well, I just got back from my vacation and now I know how to take RAW photos from my Canon 6D and Panasonic GH4 then use Photomatix to convert into HDR then finally convert it into timelapse video using Adobe After Effects.

Indeed, this process is very time consuming but since I was on vacation and had a lot of free time, I figured it would be a great time to do all that.   For my last timelapse video, I tried my best to maximized everything I’ve learned along the way, adding a few HDR timelapses into the video.  I also found HDR didn’t work so well at night, it was better to just take RAW photos and post process the images.

This is probably my last timelapse video for awhile since it takes such a long time to make one.  I used my Canon 6D and Panasonic GH4 to shoot 18,249 RAW photos (total of 358GB) over course of 7 days.  Of course, rendering these RAW files into timelapse video took awhile too, roughly around one full day of work then also another day to edit them into a video in Premiere CC.

Overall, I am satisfied with my timelapse skills that I’ve learned in the last 4 weeks.  I know I made a lot of mistakes (some of the footage have some exposure problems) but I think it will definitely improve over time.  And yes, my future Android videos should have lots of timelapse, if you have some good ideas for that, don’t forget to let me know, thx!


6 thoughts on “Seoul, Korea Timelapse in 4K! [2015]”

  1. Hey
    Excellent video dude. Absolutely Loved it.

    Was hoping you’d tall nore about some of the settings you used I.e – shutter speed for the daytime and nighttime.

    I know from looking around its not just about cranking the shutter speed to a high number and letting it go.

    Also, how did you account for the change in light over the course of each shot?

    Looks great though and you should definitely post up a tutorial 🙂

    1. I set it at Aperture priority so the shutter speed would be set automatically but everything else manual. I will definitely do a tutorial soon on it.

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