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Rhododendron time-lapse

Duration: 00:33

Common in adverts but never used for natural history before, the motion control system (MOSYS) allowed simultaneous panning and time-lapse. Laser readings of the movement and tilt are cross-referenced in a computer head to record the camera's position to the nearest 1/10mm. Its 85kg weight means road access to the location is vital.

Available since: Wed 27 May 2009

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Planet Earth Mountains

2/11 A look at mountains, from their origins at earth's lowest places to the summit of Everest.

First broadcast: 09 May 2006

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