Learn more here about SKYTIMELAPSE

  1. How do I contact support?
  2. How long does it take to receive footage to use once paid for?
  3. How does footage typically get delivered in final form?
  4. How does clip licensing work? What are the restrictions for using this footage, and how do I begin checkout?
  5. How is it possible your footage is available in most frame rates?
  6. Why does this site have a general data protection regulation notice (GDPR)?
  7. My purpose is for non-commercial, personal or not for profit use. May I receive a discount?
  8. What if my questions weren’t answered here?
  9. Why do certain videos not allow me to jump or repeat to different times of playback?
  10. What are the restrictions on use?
  11. What is the backstory behind this site?

1: How do I contact support?

Email tk@skytimelapse.com

To verify the existence of this site to the same person, the owner (TK), since early 2000s, go to the registrar lookup www.domain.com/ (external website). The site creation/registered date and other public info is available there on the sixth row of WHOIS results for skytimelapse.com.

To verify other info, make a proof request if the request is business related and in good faith.

2:How long does it take to receive footage to use once paid for?

After checkout is complete, an active link will be sent in 24 hours weekdays. If a delay is probable or possible I will contact you with the best estimate.

3:How does footage typically get delivered in final form?

Typically via an emailed link to a folder with the licensed files (clips). All clips are in individual files using the .mov file container, Quicktime as PRORES 4444 XQ. MXF files are also available on request. The maximum bit depth for most is 10 bits per sample *this is different than bit rate, which I do not constrain in final offerings; ProRes is the ‘industry standard’ for this purpose, download links will typically not expire before one month passing the order date.

4:How does clip licensing work? What are the restrictions for using this footage, and how do I begin checkout?

If using checkout online, the process is direct and will guide you through. It will ask you for your usage purpose and company name, otherwise checkout is similar to other shopping sites. The non exclusive royalty free agreement is available here.

Purchasing a license to use these clips means you can use it non-exclusively in perpetuity within agreement. Previews on this site have watermarks (licensed files do not).

5:How is it possible your footage is available in most frame rates?

Because sequenced time-lapse speed is already independent of ‘real-time’. Since it’s already different playback speed from actual normal time, the frame-length does not need to coincide at all with the original speed; no blending is necessary.

Imagine a sequence of individual images taken at an interval. Since for our purposes it does not matter to us the relation between real time, it can be any framerate and any speed, within the limits of our software. Even 120 fps is possible; clips become shorter with speed increases.

On this site, all previews are currently 60 fps. You’ll want to view them on a display with 60hz.

Differently, ‘real-time’ (normal) footage is greatly limited without using a machine learning application or relying on our video editing software to do that technical work and turn the video into a different framerate. But we don’t need worry about that with sequenced time-lapse.

6:Why does this site have a general data protection regulation notice (GDPR)?

I am required to by law for offering business online to customers in the EU. Additionally, this site complies with domestic privacy law CCPA.

  1. This Section applies only to the extent that (a) SKYTIMELAPSE receives and processes End User personal information for or on behalf of the Client and (b) the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) applies to such End User personal Information.
  2. SKYTIMELAPSE certifies, understands, and agrees as follows:
    1. SKYTIMELAPSE is a service provider with respect to End User personal information.
    2. SKYTIMELAPSE shall not sell End User personal information.
    3. SKYTIMELAPSE shall not retain, use, or disclose End User personal information for any purpose other than the specific purpose of performing the Services under the Agreement, or as otherwise permitted under the CCPA.
  3. Any undefined terms in this Section shall have the meanings set forth in the CCPA.

7:My purpose is for non-commercial, personal or not for profit use. May I receive a discount?

Yes, at the moment you will need to use the contact form for this purpose.

8:What if my questions weren’t answered here?, or I encountered a technical issue?

I’m here to assist. Please feel free to use the contact form!

10:What may I not purchase a license for?

See the agreement here which provisions commercial use.

11:What is the backstory behind this site?

In 2004 I registered this website, and started doing business in 2005. As a digital marketer I was able to begin selling this stock footage. This is the beginning of the royalty free licensing period on skytimelapse.com. Over the years I sold (non-exclusive) reselling rights as a repackaged product through one company only; this company made weather packages for news stations in the U.S. The other company which was also a stock footage company like this site, Creatas, was purchased a few times over the years…

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