I’ve always loved time-lapse photography — it’s like a time telescope, revealing what cannot normally be seen because it unfolds too “far” away in time. (And slow motion is a time microscope, just as cool.) Alas, it’s never been practical for a dabbler like me to make decent time-lapses without a tripod. Until now. This is so exciting!
Hyperlapse to the rescue
“Hyperlapse” is a new iOS app that does stabilized time lapse video, a nifty effect, basically a Steadicam simulation combined with time lapse. Groovy. I’ll be playing with this a lot. For example…
Hyperlapse tour of Georgia Beach House
Here’s a Hyperlapse tour of Georgia Beach House, which belongs to my wife’s family. Kim and I are here for the long weekend and a bit. In this video, about four minutes of shaky video is collapsed into 47 seconds of surprisingly smooth video.
Hyperlapse walk out into the ocean
Another example: we took a walk out on a looooong, snakey peninsula of gravel bar exposed by the low tide. The tip was really way out there. Felt like we were hiking straight into the ocean!
And, yeah, we almost got cut off by the returning tide!
It was just a quick wade back to shore, though. Kim got a piggyback ride! Good thing we didn’t dawdle out there, though, because that tide was coming in fast. Not this fast, but fast…
Weirdly, I ended up posting about messing with time in both audio and video today. See also: Overcast’s Smart Speed.