Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hyperlapse

Recently a new video app came to my attention. Hyperlapse is written for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It was created by the Instagram people but you don't have to be a signed up Instagram user to download and use this free app. Videos can be shared with Instagram and Facebook or just saved to the camera roll.

What is so special about it?

The name implies time lapse and so it does but instead of taking stills at regular intervals it takes continuous video. Once the recording is stopped there is a short pause during processing. Then it gives the choice of speeds to save the video. There are choices from 1x to 12x which can be instantly viewed to see the result. Once the speed is chosen there is a longer pause while the video is finally processed.

Equally useful is an automatic stabilization process which apparently uses the built in gyroscope to keep note of any 'wobble' in the camera position.

This short first test was taken with an iPod Touch 5th generation hand held as we went for walkies up and down our lane. Pauses are where madam stopped for a good sniff. This one has been saved at 6x speed. It was taken in thee sections which were put together in iMovie.

6 comments:

  1. wow! that's really great - especially the stabilization part as i get nauseous when someone films while moving. wish i had an apple product. :)

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  2. TWG. I agree there is nothing worse than a jittery video. Reviewers were impressed with its capabilities to stabilize and so am I now. While filming I could see just how wobbly the video was to start with.
    You will have to have strong words with Santa, or give him a smart smack round the ear, and tell him you have been a good girl and deserve an iPhone or iPod Touch.

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  3. Nice - feels like you are on a bicycle!

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    1. It does give that sort of impression Wilma.

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  4. This is frighteningly effective.
    I suspect I should have got an iPad or two instead of silly lenses.

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    1. Adrian. Amongst the dross there are some excellent photo apps for Apple products. I am contemplating moving up to the iPhone 6 when it's been out a while. Beeftier processing power and better camera. Also my old iPhone 4 will not get the latest operating system updates.

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