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, I have created a timelapse of the camera source, published by NRK. The timelapse runs at 10x of the normal speed.
“Bergensbanen” – NRK
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.
Below is a 3 minute and 20 second on-site preview of the journey:
The complete journey at 10x speed is now available on the Odysee platform!
I have encoded the real-time journey (with the tunnels and all) in 720p resolution and shared it on Odysee as well. If you want to watch it off-line while travelling with train (though the trains in Norway have excellent Wi-Fi connection), you can make use of JDownloader or a similar application to download the video from Odysee.
For those interested, here are the AviSynth scripts, used in production of these timelapses.