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iOS camera app gets new Time-Lapse video option in iOS 8

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Apple’s iOS 8 is packed with new features, but one particularly awesome went a bit under the radar during the WWDC announcement. It’s a new mode for the camera that we’re certain many of you will love: time-lapse.

iOS camera app gets new Time-Lapse video option in iOS 8
Apple’s camera already has an awesome slow motion camera feature, but what time-lapse does is kind of the opposite - it allows your phone to capture images over a long period of time, and then stitch it all up into a video that speeds up otherwise slowly happening events. Think about seeing the movement of clouds, the bustling of a busy street, or even the blooming of a flower.

Interestingly, time-lapse is a feature that is not even available on some fairly expensive dedicated cameras, and that makes it even greater to have on a smartphone. iOS 8 does all the processing and other heavy lifting, and all in the typical simple and intuitive user interface.

We don’t yet know about compatibility with actual devices, but if iOS 8 compatibility was to be used - the new camera time-lapse option should be available on iPhone 4s and newer, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad 2nd gen and later, as well as iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

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posted on 02 Jun 2014, 15:13 7

1. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

You could do that on android in 2012.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 16:26 4

3. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


posted on 03 Jun 2014, 14:31 2

5. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

lol of course, and with a app installed in iPhone can do it in 2012 too, now has in the camera app so i don't need to install an app

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 15:18 1

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

How well will this work with the meager RAM of most iDevices and all those cheap 8GB flash devices Apple is selling?

Seems like a feature designed to sell expensive flash storage and hardware upgrades.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 01:03

6. barnaby78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)

Because, somehow time-lapse videos magically take up more space than realtime videos... ?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 01:06

4. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)

and this is a new thing ??? lol
i never had iphone but time lapse is a new thing (2014)??? lol :D:D

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