Shooting time-lapse video with the Galaxy Nexus

Shooting time-lapse video with the Galaxy Nexus
One of the extra features found with the Galaxy Nexus' camcorder is the ability to shoot time-lapse video. For those unacquainted with the concept - search Google. Just kidding. When shooting in time-lapse mode the handset is simply taking an image (or a very short video fragment) at a certain interval - say each 1, 1.5, 2.5, 3, 5 or 10 seconds. Once you click the Stop recording button, it combines these images or videos to create a normal video. The thing about this is that it lets you fit a long period of time into a short, more watchable video.

End results of time-lapse video are usually quite cool (depending on what you shoot), and we wanted to give it try on our Galaxy Nexus. Check out the result below:

(Note that this time-lapse was made using a 2-second interval, so it can be made either slower or faster, depending on your preference.)

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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)



1. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Cool. Release the phone! I broke my Thunderbolt...

2. jemolian

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Interesting feature to add, hope to see it in other ICS phones

3. Ray.S

Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's a stock ICS feature, so it should be available with all phones on this OS. But you're right - nothing is certain...

5. Trainer

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

7. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

We've ALLready seen this.

9. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

delete. Reply mean't for Trainer.

4. Lionheartcahc

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

And yet another "rumor" day comes and goes with no galaxy nexus!! this is getting to be a broken record situation! i sent a email to Verizon stating my as well as probably a lot of other peoples frustration over why they do this with every major launch except the iPhone and i got the most hilarious telephone call as my response to it. the girl said and i am quoting on this " we don't set the release dates for the phones we carry,therefor WE don't delay phones or push and move release dates. when we get the phone from the manufacturer we release the phone." EPIC!! i said thank you for the good laugh..i needed that today and i bet that if the phone was loaded with silly Verizon bloatware that you can charge extra money for those services it would have been miraculously ready and out a month ago! Samsung, Google and Verizon should all be ashamed of themselves for this. their (Verizon's) boardroom meetings probably go a little something like this "here is an idea,let's launch a phone later than we should so that in a month it will be old technology and people will be angry that they bought this worked with the will work again!" i'm sure the bionic is a good phone but if you are motorola person would you not have a razr instead?? I for one have a cut off date and i'm out of the race for this phone,i will not lock into a 2 year contract with a phone that will be far behind in two months. i know you are never going to have the best technology out there for a year at a time but i want more than a month folks.and with the galaxy S3 and quad cores looming in the first half of 2012 i may swallow the lump and wait a bit more.

6. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I will share your anger if the phone is not released stateside by the end of December. They said a November release, which they made (just maybe not in the US) but if this s**t goes to 2012 with no date then I will be sportin a RAZR.

8. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Sad to say.. but the girl was right. There was NO announced release date, so the phone is not late. The Bionic debacle.. yes.. that was horrid.. a release date was given for verizon.. and it passed, and well we all know what happened next. While I share your frustration at lack of communication from Verizon on the timing of the phone, they haven't mislead anyone regarding the release. It's a NEXUS phone.. it won't be far behind in 2 months.. the phone was optimized for ICS and it will (should) provide a fantastic experience for a long time to come.. even when quad core phones start arriving. The fact that it's a pure Google phone and has NO overlay, or bloatware, and updates will hit it FIRST. That's enough to sell me on it. I'm not waiting for quad core. When it hits, then there will be a new display to wait for, or new battery tech.. or.. or.. or.. I want the NEXUS out NOW as much as anyone! Looking forward to it!

13. Lionheartcahc

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

i think you missed the point of why i got a laugh out of the phone call. it is not that Verizon said it will be out on X and they missed the target,she is saying Verizon doesn't have anything to do with the dates that their phones are released! and it is not that they "mislead" anyone it is the fact the phone is out in Europe now for weeks and we still have nothing but rumors. my point is that apple has a event and says here is when the phone is coming out and it is out on that day. not here is the galaxy nexus,here are the specs,and you'll have it sometime between now and the time we choose.i would be PISSED if i was with Samsung at all the phones that could have been sold on black Friday or there about with the hottest phone of the year. just my 2 cents

10. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

hmmm You know iphone has an app for that.

11. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I just said there is an app for that on iPhone. Did not even say if it was good or bad. Gotta love the haters on this site.

14. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you know what you were implying dont be stupid and dont give yourself thumbs up its pathetic

15. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

did not give any thumbs up to myself. I did however give u a thumbs down :P I mean its a nice feature but the iphone has it to. :D

12. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The quad cores will be nice! But more technology means more power use and more money to build. You know once those phones come out they will be more than anything on the market right now! They will at the lease, AT THE LEASE! go up a hundred dollars on contract! I think there will be a lot of bugs to work out with those phones. That's why I will stick with this phone for now and by contrct end there should be some pretty cool s**t to chose from! Plus this morning they have released info on the galaxy note coming to the U.S! So another fine example of the f**king games starting again!

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