NB! Download links are no longer available, but are left in the article for the historic reasons. If you are interested in a copy, please reach out to me in comments or by e-mail.
Bergensbanen Minute by Minute was The Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s (NRK) first long-haul broadcast, lasting 7 hours and 14 minutes – the time it takes to ride the train from Bergen to Oslo. It was aired on Friday, the 27th of November. This record was later beaten by NRK themselves, when they aired a 5,5 day-long sea voyage of Hurtigruten, live.
What if you could watch the whole ride in “just” 43 minutes? Now you can, thanks to NRK’s publication of the front view camera under the Creative Commons license. As you watch, you might wish to consult the time table as it was at the time of airing. And a small note for the die-hard Star Wars fans: this ride will take you over some familiar landscape there, near Finse.
“Bergensbanen” – NRK
Following is a 3 minute and 20 second preview of the journey:
I have created a timelapse of the camera source, published by NRK. The timelapse runs at 10x of the normal speed. The timelapse is available in the following four versions. The files are packed into WinRAR archives for the purpose of validation and ease of download. The larger files are split into multiple 500MB archive parts.
- iPhone @ 25fps (392MB, MP4, 640×360, 1250kbps)
Bergensbanen for iPhone
As a side-project to creating a 10x timelapse of the journey, I’ve also transcoded the complete journey to a smaller-sized file, suitable for iPhone.
- iPhone complete journey @ 25fps (3.54GB; Video: MP4, 640×360, 1100kbps; Audio: AAC, 64kbps)
[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5]
[Part 6] [Part 7] [Part 8]
- iPhone 4S complete journey @ 25fps (6.87GB; Video: MP4, 960×540, 2200kbps; Audio: AAC, 64kbps)
[Part 01] [Part 02] [Part 03] [Part 04] [Part 05]
[Part 06] [Part 07] [Part 08] [Part 09] [Part 10]
[Part 11] [Part 12] [Part 13] [Part 14] [Part 15]
For those interested, here are the AviSynth scripts, used in production of these timelapses.