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(also timelapse photography), n. ~ Moving images · A technique of filming slow movements and then showing them at an accelerated rate.

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In time lapse photography, a frame may be exposed once every minute, hour, or other interval. When the film is shown at normal speed, usually around 24 frames per second, the exposure time is compressed. Time lapse photography makes it easy for humans to perceive change that takes place very slowly over time.