Workflow for a successful hyperlapse

Creating a successful hyperlapse requires precise planning and execution. Here’s a step-by-step workflow for creating an impressive hyperlapse:

  • Prepare equipment :
    • Make sure you have a sturdy tripod to stabilise your camera
    • Use a wide-angle lens to capture a wide field of view
    • Use an intervalometer or remote control to trigger the camera at regular intervals.
  • Camera settings :
    • Choose a low ISO setting to reduce noise.
    • Use a small aperture (f/8 to f/16) to obtain a wide depth of field.
    • Lock the focus on a specific point in the scene to prevent it from changing during shooting.
  • Capturing images :
    • Start capturing images. Take a photo at regular intervals (for example, every 2 to 5 seconds).
    • Make sure each image has a slight overlap with the previous one for a smooth transition.
  • Post-production stabilisation:
    • Import your images into a video editing software or an hyperlapse creation software.
    • Use stabilisation tools to correct camera shake or vibration. This step is crucial for a smooth hyperlapse.
  • Speed settings:
    • Speed up the sequence by increasing the playback speed. The degree of acceleration depends on your personal preference and the desired result.
  • Add music or sound:
    • If you wish, add music or sound effects to accompany your hyperlapse.
  • Export:
    • Export your hyperlapse in the desired resolution and format for online sharing or broadcasting.


A well-executed hyperlapse can be a captivating visual experience.

It takes patience and practice to perfect this technique, so don’t hesitate to experiment and refine your approach over time.