Singapore’s Leading Time-lapse Production Company

Skyshot is Singapore’s leading time-lapse video production house. We have a team of time-lapse professionals dedicated to servicing short-term & long-term time-lapse projects across Singapore. In the last 8 years, we have completed more than 50 time-lapse projects. 

TIME-LAPSE - MAKING OF

While some short-term projects like event set-ups take several days, most of our construction time-lapse projects last several years. The production of all time-lapse projects follows a 3-phase process: Planning, Capturing and Editing.

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1 - PLANNING

During the planning stage, we assess the site for suitable positions to place the time-lapse camera. We will also consider other factors like the availability of AC power, obstructions, permits if the camera is installed in a 3rd-party location, etc. Then, we will recommend the best possible configuration for the time-lapse.

The costing component will typically consist of:

  1. A one-time system installation fee.

  2. Monthly time-lapse camera rental & maintenance fees.

  3. Compiling & editing of the time-lapse video.

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2 - CAPTURE

Depending on the size and layout of the project, single or multiple time-lapse cameras may be recommended for optimal coverage. With the TITAN3 Remote, we can monitor the cameras remotely. Typically, we visit our time-lapse cameras monthly to do a general inspection. If the client needs weekly or monthly media reports, we can prepare the deliverables.

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3 - EDITING

After the time-lapse capturing is completed, our post-production team will begin to handle the thousands of images. This process may involve video editing, music, voiceover narration, motion graphics, titling, 2D and 3D animation. Once the project is completed, we “render” the video into the resolution & format of your wish. Finally, we archive all the data in our LTO-5 tape archival system to keep it secure.

SHORT-TERM TIME-LAPSE

  • Lasting 1 month or less

  • Camera checks every few days

  • Powered by lithium battery lasting 1 month

  • 5-minute camera intervals

LONG-TERM TIMELAPSE

  • Lasting several months to years

  • Camera checks every month

  • Powered by solar panels

  • 15-minute camera intervals

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POWER

Short-term time-lapses are usually short enough to run on the power of an external battery, whereas long-term time-lapses require either regular battery changes or the installation of solar panels or an AC supply. Our TITAN3 runs on power-dense lithium-ion batteries that can last for more than a month on its own, providing an extra layer of reliability.

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SETTING

Short-term time-lapses that last a day or less can be done using manual settings. However, for long-term time-lapse, this is not recommended due to varying luminance throughout the day. We use an aperture-priority setting that allows us to maintain the depth-of-field of the frame, letting the camera compensate for exposure using shutter speed.

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INTERVAL

For manned, short-term time-lapses, depending on the situation, we recommend using the tightest possible interval that the camera can handle while not compromising on your shutter speed. This can result in an interval as short as 2 seconds in bright daylight to 30 seconds in night settings. On long-term time-lapses where the subject changes very slowly over months and years, we use intervals ranging from 5 to 10 minutes, an economic as well as creative decision.

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STORAGE

Most short-term time-lapses can simply be contained in a single SD or CF card, whereas the extended duration of long-term time-lapses entails either regular card-swapping or connecting the camera to a mini-PC with an external hard drive. Data accumulated from our long-term time-lapses easily go up to hundreds of gigabytes, so we prepare individual hard drives as extra back-up for each project, in addition to a dedicated server.

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3 Time-lapse Cameras Systems 

We understand that our clients will have different requirements and budgets. Thus, we provide 3 different time-lapse cameras to choose from. From the Brinno BCC2000 for the budget project, to the advanced Evercam system, which is both a CCTV and a time-lapse camera system. How does the image compare? WATCH - Time-lapse Camera Shootout

COMPARE - Time-lapse Cameras

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TBOX – DSLR Time-lapse Camera System

Skyshot is the creator of the TBOX time-lapse camera system, a versatile time-lapse camera system that can be set up in both indoor or outdoor locations. Multiple systems can be installed and connected to a central server, allowing them to be monitored from a single system. Unlike other time-lapse systems that use inferior CCTV technology, the TITAN3 time-lapse system uses Canon DSLR technology to capture high-quality 18-megapixel photos, producing UltraHD 4K videos.

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CLOUD STORAGE
4G / WiFi
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SOLAR POWERED
ALL WEATHER
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LIVE MONITORING

The challenge in producing a long-term time-lapse is not knowing if the cameras are functioning properly. The TITAN3 Remote allows us to monitor our systems remotely via 4G/WiFi, so our team can be effectively deployed when needed.

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INSTANT ACCESS TO IMAGES

The TITAN3 Remote captures high-res photos in regular intervals, simultaneously uploading the data to our cloud server multiple times a day. This allows our clients to view and retrieve the time-lapse photos from a desktop or mobile phone anytime, anywhere.

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FUTURE PROOF WITH 4K ULTRA HD

With most of our long-term time-lapse projects lasting 3 to 5 years, it is important to plan for the future. With TV broadcast technology moving towards 4K UltraHD, we shoot with the latest DSLR cameras to achieve 4K quality images.

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IMAGES FOR PROGRESS REPORT

Our long-term time-lapse cameras shoot at tight 15 to 30-minute intervals, around the clock, 24/7.  Our clients use these valuable high-resolution photographs to track daily construction progress. The images are also used for progress reports and presentations.

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EVERCAM - CCTV / Time-lapse Camera

As the engineering and construction industry constantly evolves, demands for integrated services and monitoring capabilities are on the rise, requiring our services to scale along with it to be at the forefront of innovation. Skyshot has chosen to partner with Evercam to provide our customers with a slate of multi-dimensional services ranging from on-site monitoring programs to BIM integration for their sites. This further allows flexibility and efficiency in their operations.

4K Video Recording of Site Activity

Your entire construction project is recorded in 4K, 8 frames per second.

Our easy to use interface allows you to view recordings by date & time. All recordings are stored in the cloud in real-time. 

Save time and prevent delays by quickly establish cause for health and safety incidents, minimising site closure time

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AI Truck Counting

Our cameras can detect over 10 different types of vehicles & record their individual license plates. Making it easier for you to focus on what matters. We provide you with a daily report of all vehicles that enter and exit your site, and duration that they spend on site. With the click of a button, you can view
any vehicle on your site from your cloud
recordings.

Software Integration

Evercam can easily be integrated with the construction management software that you are already using such as Procore, Autodesk BIM 360, PowerBI, Zutec, and Sharepoint.

WIth BIM 360, you can access all of your Evercam features including Live streaming, X-ray view, BIM Compare, and Gate Report in one place.

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Super Zoom

Evercam‘s zoom tool catches every detail in your project. View close detail up to 18X beyond basic zoom level.

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SKYPOLE – TELESCOPIC MAST

Our 9 Meter telescopic pole is pneumatic & self-locking. Great for time-lapse production. It can also be used as an aerial filming platform. The Skypole is a 9-meter portable mast for capturing images from a vantage point. This weather-proof versatile unit can be deployed for short-term to long-term projects. Skyshot is proud to be the only company in Singapore with the Skypole telescopic mast for aerial photography and time-lapse production.

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION​

Every project comes with its unique challenges and our team handles them with customizing mounts & solutions. With more than 19 years of engineering video production experience behind us, we will be glad to take on the next challenge. Contact us for a free consultation and site visit today.

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SKYSHOT’S GLOBAL REACH

Our TBOX Time-lapse Camera System is sold to over 15 countries worldwide.
We also have joint ventures in Thailand & Malaysia to provide time-lapse production services.

TIME-LAPSE PROJECTS