Indiana Star uses time-lapse photography to beat video rules

US newspaper The Indiana Star is using ‘time-lapse’ photography to overcome a rule that precludes websites not affiliated with the NFL from showing footage of American football matches.

Speaking to the Associated Press Photo Managers, the paper has experimented using a still camera and motor drive bursts – which allow shots to be taken in quick succession. These images are then put together using Quicktime to create ‘a video-like experience’, the report says.

The Quicktime-packaged shots are combined with video of post-match press conferences and audio from fans and the ground before the game.

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