Cool, what's this?

Timelens is an Open Source project for creating visual timelines. Try hovering over/tapping on the timeline!

Visual timelines show you the structure of a video at a glance, by visualizing its color development. We think this makes video navigation more efficient, precise, and active.

You can use the timelens command line program to generate these timelines yourself, and choose from a range of plugins to integrate them with existing video players.

Can I use this on YouTube?

Yes, actually! Felix made a userscript which integrates into browsers really easily!

Learn all about it!

Can I see more examples?

Sure! Try clicking around in the visual timelines below the videos! Click the video itself to pause it:

How can I create my own timelines?

Get started!