Microsoft Hyperlapse: Make Easy Timelapse Videos at Your Own Speed!

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Microsoft just released another great apps to both Windows Phone and Windows PC, Microsoft Hyperlapse. An easy way to create smooth timelapse videos. Although the idea of the Microsoft Hyperlapse originated from extreme sports but the researchers say they had fun using it in less extreme settings.

Microsoft Hyperlapse comes with a vast possibilities. Microsoft said
For consumers, Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile offers the chance to turn any long video – from a bumpy bicycle ride to a family stroll in the park — into a short, distilled version that you can easily share with friends and family.  That technology, which is available for Windows Phone and in preview for some Android phone models, will come as a welcome relief to anyone who’s ever sat uncomfortably through a real-time video documenting those types of excursions.
For professional shooters and serious video enthusiasts, Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro can create a hyperlapse using a Windows computer from video shot on any camera or device – including aerial footage shot with drones.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro, which is available in free public preview, opens up possibilities that were previously difficult, if not impossible, for even serious filmmakers to achieve.
A third product, Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services, lets developers integrate hyperlapse options into websites and apps. That is currently available in a limited free public preview.

The mobile version will let users to capture timelapse videos on the go. The mobile app will allow you to save multiple speeds and share your videos through social network.
There's an interesting story behind the invention of this app. Here is the story that Microsoft wrote
The idea for Microsoft Hyperlapse began in the mountains.
Johannes Kopf is an avid mountain climber, so when first-person action cameras such as GoPros hit the market, he naturally wanted to document his dramatic ascents.
But while the climbs themselves may have been exhilarating, the same couldn’t necessarily be said of the hours of footage he collected documenting each step.

Photographer Nick Didlick adjusts a GoPro camera while shooting a movie that will use Microsoft Hyperlapse.

“My mom would be the only person who would watch these videos,” he joked.
That’s when Kopf’s personal passion for climbing intersected with his professional passion for computer vision.
“I was really just looking for ways to make these videos more interesting,” said Kopf, a researcher with Microsoft Research’s Interactive Visual Media group.
In the summer of 2013, Kopf and a team of Microsoft researchers in the Computational Photography Group got to work – and quickly discovered that they’d stumbled into a pretty hard problem to solve.
“We got this idea of compressing time, then we discovered it’s not as easy as it sounds,” he said.
The biggest challenge was the footage itself. Unlike traditional time lapses, which are most often created using a static camera, video recorded with a first-person camera tends to be very shaky and uneven. That’s because the person shooting the video is usually walking, running, biking or otherwise in motion.
Simply speeding up the video – for example, just showing every 10th frame – just amplifies all those shakes and jerks.
“It’s not watchable,” said Richard Szeliski, a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research who also worked on the project.
To make the video both speedy and smooth, the researchers came up with an algorithm that first creates an approximate 3D model of the landscape being filmed, and then identifies the dominant path that the camera took through that landscape. It then stitches together bits and pieces of different frames to create a smooth, stable hyperlapse that showcases the essence of the original video.
The technology also is designed to glide quickly over those times in which nothing much is happening, such as when you stop at a red light or pause for a drink of water.

Main features of the app -

  • Users capture video, and select a timelapse speed, resulting in a time lapse with a smoothly moving camera
  • Import exsisting videos from camera roll and hyperlapse it
  • Supports hyperlapsing a video multiple times with different speed rates.
  • create selfie timelapses
  • Simple and intuitive user interface to make you an expert.

  • System Requirements - 

    Windows Phone 8.0 or lower devices not support. Here are the supported devices you might want to check - Lumia 435,530,532,535,630,635,636,638,640,640XL,730,735,830,930,1520,HTC OneM8

    its really bad that devices like 920 or 1020 are not getting it. However, Microsoft may push an update later to make it available for the camera giant 1020.

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