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This amazing 4K time lapse video will make you want to head to the hills

Video: Christian Möhrle's timelapse movie showing the beauty of the Alps

Making a timelapse video takes dedication. For this three minute movie on the Alps, German photographer Christian Möhrle, took some 50,000 images and travelled some 3,000 miles (5,000km).

"In 2019, I spent all my free time exploring and traveling the European Alpine mountain range," explains Christian. "I drove through four different countries: Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. This way I saw some really outstanding places like the Dolomites in Italy, the Matterhorn near Zermatt and the famous Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland. I visited Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain the  and of course the Mont Blanc – the highest points in the Alps."  

One of the major expenses of the trip was the cost of the cable cars to get him to his spectacular locations where his sequences were shot, with him spending some $450 on gondolas.

His pictures where shot using Canon DSLR cameras (an EOS 6D and a 750D), used in conjunction with three modest zooms (a Tokina 11-16mm, a Canon 24-105mm, and a Sigma 70-300mm). 

The key to the professional finish to his video was the use of a Syrp smart controller system. The Syrp Genie Mini creates the basic motor and pan movement, and adding the bespoke bracket means that you can pan and tilt in one shot. The final refinement is the Syrp's video slider, the amusingly named Magic Carpet.

Of the one terabyte images that Christian shot for this video, the majority did not make the final cut. 

See more of Christian Möhrle's videos.


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