Timelapse videos are a great way to share experiences like cycle rides, hikes or road-trips, where you want to show all the scenery in a clip short enough that your friends will actually watch. But conventional timelapse video tends to look rather jerky – the problem Microsoft set out to solve with Hyperlapse.
The software is now available for beta-testing on Android, and early indications are that it produces impressive results – as you can see in the sample video above of a walk across London’s Millenium Bridge …
You can either shoot video with the app, or import video you’ve already recorded. Either way, you can choose the speed you want, from twice normal speed to 32x, and the app smooths everything out to make the footage look like it was shot with a Steadicam.
If you’d like to sign up as a beta-tester, follow the instructions in the right-hand panel on this page. You’ll need one of the following devices running Android 4.4 or later:
- Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Note 4
- Google Nexus 5 & 6, Nexus 9 tablet
- HTC One M8 and M9
- Sony Xperia Z3
There’s also a web service of the same name, allowing you to create high-speed Street View animations.