National Trust installs time lapse camera to document garden's changes

Lobster Pictures have placed a public camera at the National Trust's Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire to document the changing of the seasons.

Screengrab of Stourhead Gardens timelapse
Screengrab of Stourhead Gardens timelapse

Chief executive Robbie Allen said: "The cellular signal at Stourhead is very low - great news for those who want to enjoy the gorgeous scenery without disturbance from phone calls, but not ideal for our cameras, which use 3G or 4G as standard. We built a bespoke long-range wifi network to securely control the camera.

"We are using a '6K' Canon camera and an 'L' series professional lens for excellent image quality. This is six times the resolution of normal HD video.

"We now provide resolutions up to an amazing 8K with prime lenses - the first long-term monitored Super Hi-Vision cameras available in the world. These are working on high-end construction sites all over the UK.

"Although our cameras and software are mainly used in the construction industry by discerning professionals who need the very highest quality - from site visit to completion - Lobster Pots and Lobster Vision have been used by a huge variety of other projects: Fine Art installations, BBC Natural History films, Discovery Channel documentaries and more."

Alan Power, head gardener at Stourhead, said: "It’s really exciting for the team at Stourhead to be involved in such an exciting piece of work, and the scenes captured show the garden in a little viewed way, from the top of the Pantheon."

View the Stourhead Gardens timelapse.

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