A couple of years ago when we saw Nokia Maps 3D, we were in total awe of what Nokia managed to achieve. Whilst it’s a shame they did nothing with it in terms of bringing it to consumers in the masses, especially on mobile, props on Nokia for enhancing location services with their range of location apps.
In the video below, someone created a cinematic film using Nokia Maps or should we say, Here Maps 3D. It’s like the fly-over feature that was used by CNN at the Royal Wedding (using Nokia Maps) and later integrated by Apple into their maps (though, they did it so badly they had to publicly apologize for it)
It looks very realistic, appearing either like real life footage or some high quality video game.
For the next step, it would be cool to see someone use similar fly-overs and integrate it with normal footage to create a minifilm.
All imagery recorded from the Nokia 3D Maps (here.com). All movements handmade. Look pimped in FCP7.
This is a personal project, there is no commercial use.
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I stumbled upon this awesome service a couple of months ago and I was really impressed. Unfortunately my graphic card (GT8800) was not powerful enough to realize my idea. I tested a lot of screen recorders, but all of them throttled the fps of the footages and the results were always too jerky at 720p…:(
Meanwhile I had to upgrade my card (for another reason) (HD5770) and I tested it again – and it worked much better!
Cheers Muerte for the tip!