Enlaps developed an innovative solution for creating and sharing time lapse videos. The product, Tikee, is suitable for professionals and consumers.
Time lapse videos are produced by capturing individual frames at regular intervals. When the sequence is played back at a higher speed, phenomena that are normally too slow to be observed with the naked eye are revealed (construction of a new building, events, weather, etc.).
Enlaps was established to:
- Put time lapse video within the reach of all users by making the entire process (image-capture, editing, and sharing) simple, so that anyone who wants to observe a changing scene over time can.
- Support digital communication using time lapse video, a format particularly well-suited to online use. Time lapse videos are short, simple, and have a strong emotional impact.
The solution is made up of:
- A self-powered, communicating camera: The camera can be placed outdoors, is solar powered, and offers advanced connectivity to eliminate any memory capacity issues.
- A dedicated web app developed specifically for time lapse videos: The easy-to-use web app lets users configure, view, and edit their videos. No special knowledge is required. Videos can then be shared on social media or embedded in other video footage, websites, or other multimedia content.
Producing high-quality time lapse videos requires photography skills, costly equipment, complicated software, and a lot of time. The results are impressive, but the process is involved and expensive. Enlaps' founder took an interest in the topic, and, after taking a close look at the existing solutions on the market, started Enlaps to develop an affordable comprehensive solution offering automated configuration and editing capabilities.
Enlaps received the support of the Easytech program administered by Minalogic. This support included recruiting four students supervised by ESISAR, an engineering school, to develop the embedded software that gives the product its self-powering capabilities through the smart management of the integrated solar panel and battery.