Microsoft Hyperlapse for Android lets you easily create smooth time lapse videos


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Microsoft has a new app on the Google Play store if you don’t mind enrolling in a beta test. It’s Hyperlapse, their video recording app that lets you easily create smooth time laps videos.

“Big deal, I can speed up any video” you might think, but there’s more at work here than a simple fast forward feature. Microsoft researches have created an algorithm that’ll make a 3D map of the landscape throughout an entire video and analyze each and every frame. From there, it selects the best frames that will make for the smoothest transitions throughout the timelapse and stitch them together.

What this does is eliminate the weird shaky camera effect you get from typical moving timelapse videos to create a smoother experience, and not one that’s “unwatchable” (by Microsoft’s standards).

The technology was only intended to be used in the professional scene, but Microsoft feels so good about what they have that they’re bringing it for consumers, creators and businesses alike. Those hoping to try it on Android can simply join the beta community on Google+ right here and enroll right here, though note you’ll have to be on at least Android 4.4 KitKat with the following smartphones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 9
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • Sony Xperia Z3

Microsoft says they’ll look to add more over time, but this is it for the time being. Be sure to give it a go, and feel free to share your time lapse creations once you’ve taken it for a spin!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I know this is still in beta but can you folks do a comparison between this and the other top time lapse apps in the Play Store? I’d like to see Framelapse Pro in particular to be tested against this beta version of Hyperlapse.

    1. go sign up! its a really cool app

      1. Doing it now buddy!

  2. Loving it so far. Only downside at the moment is when you try to pull videos from the cloud (G+) it crashes. I already reported it to the beta community and a Microsoft worker replied. Hopefully there is a fix soon so I don’t have to keep downloading older videos to run it through Hyperlapse

    1. I havent tried to pull from the cloud yet, I signed up earlier and played with it a bit, I like it a lot too.

  3. signed up this morning to be a tester, loving the app so far. cant wait until its a bit more refined and polished but so far so good!

  4. No SGS4 love.

  5. FYI, seems it works on more than just listed devices, Im running an old and busted G2 and it downloads and runs fine, albeit a bit slow on the interface


  6. This’ll never go past those top manufacturer devices for full support. Oh well.

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