There are a few ways to capture a walk on a hyperlapse footage. I can’t choose ‘the best one’, because every way is different. It’s good to know, what the result looks like and choose the one suitable for your project. This time I decided to capture a straight walk with a gimbal 🙂 So, check out the shot below and then read about my setup 😉

This is a shot from my 52 Timelapse Project. You can check out the details of the project or full list of the shots.


First of all, the technique. This walk was shot with a gimbal. I was holding the gimbal and walking forward behind my wife 🙂 That’s pretty much all. You can find detailed tutorial on this technique here: Handheld Hyperlapse with a Gimbal.

In this kind of shot the gimbal is doing almost all the work for you. You have to just walk as straight as possible and hold the gimbal on a constant height. Sometimes it could be hard for your forearms, but it’s a great workout too! 🙂


Now, let’s talk about gear and settings I’ve used. Some of you might know, that I use Easystab v2 Pro stabilizer, it’s a Polish product.

As always I used my GH4 and Sigma 10-20mm lens on a Speedbooster. To get long exposure I used Hoya ProND1000. The path was really long, so I was able to choose a little longer interval and test how it looks 🙂 The settings were as follows:

  • 2 sec interval
  • 1″ shutter speed (handheld! :))
  • ISO 200
  • f/6.3

With this settings the walk looks really fast, almost like there is no legs movement, however the clouds are moving quite nice 🙂

It’s another short article, because the main technique is described in another article 🙂 But I think it’s a good supplement for that tutorial, you can see what effect you’ll get with the settings shown above.

Have you ever tried this technique? Share the footage on my Facebook group ( http://facebook,com/groups/timelapse.hyperlapse ) or just say what do you think about it in the comments 🙂 See you next week!




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