Flåmsbanen in 2D & 3D

Bergensbanen Minute by Minute set a trend for a series of shorter real-time railway ride recordings, performed by NRK staff.

Flåmsbanen is a short railway branching from Bergensbanen, starting at 866 meters above sea level in Myrdal and ending in Flåm, just 2 meters above sea level. The trip offers some spectacular mountain views.

The camera recordings from the trip with Flåmsbanen were published by NRK under the Creative Commons license.

“Flåmsbanen” – NRK

I have created several renditions of the trip.

Anaglyph 3D

NRK published the first part of the journey, excluding tunnels as two separate video sources from left- and right-eye cameras. Using those, I have created a red-cyan anaglyph version using an excellent optimised anaglyph plug-in for AviSynth by Gabor Kertai.

First, the 10x timelapse of the trip:

As a backup, the timelapse can be watched from the on-site location.

And then the same 3D trip at the regular speed:

NRK Programme

The complete journey takes 57 minutes with all the vistas, stops and tunnels (and, sometimes, stops within tunnels). This 10x timelapse will let you descend 864 meters in just under 6 minutes

As a backup, the timelapse can be watched from the on-site location.

But then, for the real connoisseur, the trip can be also enjoyed at real time:

For those interested, here are the AviSynth scripts, used in production of these timelapses.

NRK resources:
Torrents fra NRKbeta – Direct torrent download links
Bittorrent fra NRK – cross-links to several project pages at NRK

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