What is required in the system
We recently face to the requests for a long-term time lapse shooting for more than a couple of months in a construction site very frequently. Long-term time lapse is not easy. If it's for one month, even a simple system would work OK. However, if it's a long term project for more than a couple of months, it is almost impossible to have a success. Obviously, unmanned system is required, and it should have a strong resistance against a heavy rain, wind, and change of the temperature. Also the solid and ridged physical stability is essential. In short, a reliable and strong system which never stops whatever happens during a long shooting term. The collection and the management of the data, and the maintenance of the equipment are also the keys. Especially if you need to get the high resolution image, the excellent system is needed even if you try to film the scene from inside of the building.
Our unique in-house developed shooting system
Long-term time lapse shooting is one of our specialized fields which we've been developing for many years since its early days. Our shooting system which meets all the requirements is in-house developed based on many experiences, and is a concentration of know-how. We use a DSLR with a full-size CCD to provide a high definition images in 4K- 6K . The quality is extremely high enough for you to be satisfied with. Our system can work both inside, and outside of the building in the field where it rains and snows. As we check and download the images via internet everyday remotely, there is no possibility to be disappointed with a failure and loss of all the expected images at the end of the shooting term. This is the most important point of the long-term time lapse shooting.
We are constantly developing new systems, and we even have a system run by solar energy for the shooting site where no AC power is available. We hace also developed a super compact system using a CCD camera, which enables us to install it anywhere and in a simple way
The best video processing is provided
The time lapse sequence being collected includes images shot in the morning and the afternoon, sunny day and rainy day, changes of the brightness due to the flow of the clouds in the sky, and this makes it really difficult to get the smooth video if you simply put them in a line for movie play. Special know-how is required to achieve a complete long-term time lapse movie, and it is impossible to get it within an extension of the normal time lapse movie. We have special know-hows and experiences to get it, and process it in a beautiful smooth sequence using a special software and technique. We will deliver to you a completed mp4/mov video file which is edited in desired size, speed and length.
We can also provide you a time lapse video file up to that moment at any time during the shooting period. This is possible because we check and download the data filed everyday via internet.
|Shooting system with a rain-proof cabinet. It has all the required units such as a ventilator, anti-dew heaters, timer controllers, PC with internet connection radio system, and HDD for data back-up. AC power is supplied via power line cable. It is the fruits of our know-hows.|| A full-size DSLR and wide angle zoom lens are installed in the cabinet.
（CANON EOS5DMKlll and EF16-35mm F2.8） Up to 6K sized high resolution image
can be obtained. At the back of the cabinet, universal joints for 50m/m
steel pipe are installed.
||This model can accept either of AC100V or DC12V input. Where no power line is available, this model enable to operate with solar power supply.|
|Filming a new house construction from the balcony of the neighbouring house.
|The solar power system will be installed where the AC power can not be
supplied. The solar power is charged to the 100Ah batterry system.
||Shooting of Inerior finishing work. For this case, a tripod and a simple control system can be used.|
|At the lake side of Lake Matsubara in Koumi town, Nagano prefecture, we
shot for more than a year through the freezing winter season (minus 20
degrees C), and the terrible heat in the summer without any problem due
to the built-in heater and exhaust fan system, together with the multiple
| Filmed at the above site by the system shown above for a year. (Converted
to 8K from the original 6K)
|At the construction site of a villa (Vacation home), shooting during a
couple of months. Steel pipes for construction are used to build a mounting
system. Three slant pipes and a vertical pipe knock into the ground for
30 - 50cm jointed and coupled with universal joints form this system. Short
vertical pipes knock into the ground at the end of the slant pipes are
also jointed with universal joints. Normally, the mounting system is prepared
by the applicant, as the construction company is willing to set up this
simple facility for the applicant. At this shooting site, two systems are
installed, and two cameras are working.
A white tarpaulin on the ground is to cover the rain proof control box (the same as the red one in the below image in the building) for just in case. The picture on the far right is of a regular maintenance.