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How to record hyperlapse videos on Android

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How to record hyperlapse videos on Android
Hyperlapse and time-lapse videos aren't exactly the same thing*. Thus, while there are plenty of Android apps that let you record time-lapse video, things are different when it comes to recording hyperlapse video. Still, there is one Android app that's very good at creating hyperlapses, being the best alternative to Instragram's Hyperlapse (which, as you may know, is currently available only on iOS). The app that we're talking about is called Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile, obviously being made by Microsoft. The app is completely free (no in-app purchases), and you can download it via Google Play - see the link at the end of this article.

Once Microsoft Hyperlapse is installed on your Android device, you can open it and start creating hyperlapse videos in almost no time. The app features a straightforward interface, welcoming users with two main options: Record video, and Import existing video. The first option opens a camera interface from where you can record hyperlapses. The second option lets you create hyperlapses from videos that you didn't shot with the app - any older video that you may have, shot with any camera, can be used. Depending on the length of your video, it may take minutes before the final hyperlapse is ready - this will be automatically created once you stop recording. Needless to say, the quality of hyperlapses will depend on the quality of your camera.

Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile allows you to choose different speed rates for your videos, from 1x to 32x. You can use either the rear, or the front camera of your Android device, and you can easily share hyperlapses via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, email, and so on. The application works on devices running Android 4.4 or later. Let us know if you've tried it, ok?

* - time-lapse videos are made using static cameras, whereas hyperlapses are usually created with moving cameras: either held in hand by someone, or mounted on a vehicle. Thanks to image stabilization algorithms that apps like Instagram Hyperlapse and Microsoft Hyperlapse are incorporating, hyperlapse videos are mostly shake-free, and look pretty good, even if the original video is shaky.

download: Google Play

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posted on 10 Jan 2016, 17:47 2

1. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I've been using Microsoft Hyperlapse some before there was Instagram Hyperlapse... Anyway it is very good though the beta version lost some of my videos... Right now it is a great app.

I recommend it for shooting long walks, visiting touristic places, shortening slow moving sports, etc.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 18:51

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

so whats the difference with this and Samsungs fast motion in built in the camera?

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 20:12

3. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

better stablilization... maybe

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 21:52

4. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

because you can use the app outside of android, and do long videos as well. Let me know how that Samsung handles a file larger than it can record or store.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 11:24

7. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)

Actually on Samsung Galaxy S/Alpha, i can record easily for 2hours (i did it for sunset and such).

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 11:35 2

8. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

The difference is actually that Hyperlapse (from Microsoft at least) makes an interpolation between frames so that the video becomes a lot smoother when translating from places (like running or biking)... On the other hand, Samsung's Fast Motion is just a video played at higher speeds...

Check this out

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 01:36

5. w1000i (Posts: 116; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)

HTC A9 already have it

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 05:07

6. Awaragardiyan (unregistered)

my redmi has this inbuilt

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