With the city changing at an unprecedented rate, there has never been a better time to watch the skyline grow, so time lapse photography to record it all has become a more common occurance in Toronto as of late. At UrbanToronto we have seen a great mix of time lapse videos that have shown the complex ecology of the city. Long term time lapse projects remain rare however. Enter Webcampak; a new product from the Franco-Canadian company Eurotechnia. Webcampak is a new device that promises to bring together the world of time lapse photography and construction monitoring with high definition, long term projects. 

Toronto SkylinePicture of Toronto taken by a Webcampak camera, image courtesy of Eurotechnia

The technology behind Webcampak is what separates it from traditional construction monitoring. Webcampak uses 18-megapixel DSLR cameras that give them ultra-HD footage. This not only gives them a superior product for monitoring construction sites, but it ushers them into the world of art. Knowing what their cameras can do, Eurotechnia teams up with professional photographers to maximize the artistic value of their shots. Webcampak uses a sophisticated computer system that not only controls the cameras, but backs up the pictures and allows clients to look at footage in real time. It also allows construction managers to keep a very detailed eye on their projects. They can monitor important factors like temperature from a remote location. 

WebcampakThe Webcampak DSLR unit, image courtesy of Eurotechnia

Below is an example of Webcampak's timelapse capability. We can see the skyline and many of the developments that line Toronto's west end, representing roughly three months of construction. We get a good view of 300 Front Street West, Cinema TowerThe Pinnacle on Adelaide, and more. This technology could be applied to any development at the beginning of construction and one can watch a year's worth of construction in a matter of minutes.  

UrbanToronto will be partnering with Eurotechnia to provide you with updates and time lapse videos in the western part of the city. Webcampak started in France, so it is a relatively new technology in Toronto. As developers start to catch on to this technology we will be able to provide more and more detail into the developments that you have been following.