Patience was once a virtue, now everything seems to be going faster. Watching something change over months has given way to time-lapse photography, faithfully chronicling in just seconds changes that took months to happen. Time-lapse videos have not always been easy to watch because of sudden changes in lighting intensity and direction, weather patterns and other changes taking place around the main subject, together with a slight movement in outlines betweeen shots if the camera has to be set up again after each photograph in the sequence.
Researchers at Washington University have now developed a method to edit out such distractions and distortions. The resulting consistency in lighting and outlines makes it easier to concentrate on the details of changes taking place. You read more about the research on the project website.