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Time-lapse Video: The Tool You Need to Record and Enhance Your Construction Project

Time-lapse Video: The Tool You Need to Record and Enhance Your Construction Project

The world of construction encompasses a variety of tools that aid in showcasing every detail and step occurring on the construction site. This achievement, worthy of recording and sharing, is where time-lapse videos come into play. They offer a unique and captivating perspective on the progression of a construction project.

We will explain the significance of commercial time-lapse videos as essential tools for the construction industry. We’ll also demonstrate how we can assist you by providing these videos to highlight and enhance your projects.

Let’s start by knowing what a Time-lapse Video is and how it works in construction:

A time-lapse is a sequence of images captured at intervals and then compiled to illustrate the project’s advancement over time. In the context of construction, a time-lapse captures the evolution of a project from its inception to its completion and allows viewers to condense months or even years of progress into mere minutes of viewing. 

Drone technology has revolutionized the application of time-lapse video in construction. With their ability to fly and position themselves strategically, they can capture distinctive angles and perspectives, providing panoramic and detailed views of the construction site.

This video presents a time-lapse preview of a construction site created by us. Click here to watch it.

Now that you understand what it is and how it works, let’s explore four essential functions of Time-lapse Videos when applied in construction:

  1. Historical Record: They offer a historical account of the project’s progress, capturing each stage from site preparation to project completion with visual accuracy.
  1. Progress Tracking: Time-lapse videos enable project managers and construction teams to monitor the progress of the work. They are instrumental in identifying potential delays or deviations from the schedule, thereby facilitating prompt corrective actions.
  1. Communication and Marketing: Time-lapse videos serve as potent communication and marketing tools. By showcasing the progress and success of a project, they can attract new clients and investors while highlighting the expertise and professionalism of the construction company.
  1. Project Management: Time-lapse videos are invaluable as project management tools. They provide stakeholders and involved parties with a comprehensive view of the work’s development, facilitating informed decision-making and strategic planning.

If you’re considering creating a Time-lapse, follow these 5 tips to ensure a flawless result:

Detailed Planning: Plan the number of shots per second carefully and consider framing to ensure the proper inclusion of all elements.

Manual Mode: Avoid using automatic modes, rather opt for aperture priority mode to adapt to changes in lighting, but if possible, adjust all settings manually.

Live View Mode: Use Live View mode to preview the final result of the image before capturing it, this will allow you to make adjustments and make sure everything is as you want it to be.

Wide Angle Lens and Focus: Use a wide-angle lens and set the focus to infinity for optimal sharpness across the entire frame. This action ensures the capture of all details.

Calculate the Duration: Before you start, calculate the desired duration of your time-lapse; so you know how many photos per second you need to capture. For example, for a 60-second time-lapse, you will need 1500 photos at a rate of 25 per second. 

If you’d like more information, you can follow this step-by-step guide: Click here.

We take pride in providing high-quality time-lapse video services for the construction industry. Our drones, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, capture high-resolution images at precise intervals, ensuring a seamless and captivating video sequence.

Our team of experts works closely with you to understand your specific needs and objectives, that’s why we strategically design the focus and capture angles to highlight the key aspects of your construction project, from site preparation to final delivery, we capture every important moment and create engaging and effective time-lapse videos that highlight the value and impact of your project.

Commercial time-lapse videos play a pivotal role in the construction industry. They facilitate historical documentation, track progress, and enhance communication at each project stage. With Volartech by your side, you’ll receive high-quality videos that showcase the value and potential of your construction projects. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate communication, marketing, and management of your projects through our time-lapse video services.