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Three Time-Lapse Apps to Create Beautiful Memories
Time-lapse videos are an action-packed way to grab audience’s attention on social media. Time-lapse videos can be used in anything and for anything; these videos are a creative way to add content and set scenes. Some examples of where you could use time-lapse videos are for an extreme sports or nature documentary, watching the clouds move above you, at your children’s events, or for a news report – there are endless possibilities to drum up.
Android and iOS devices allow users to create time-lapse material using their native camera app. Because your camera app comes with your phone and doesn’t have all the cool features camera apps on the marketplace offer, you may want to check out these three free apps that will allow you a little more control over your video and shots. Check them out and have fun with your next video!
Hyperlapse by Instagram
Hyperlapse is Instagram’s app that converts shaky videos that are up to 45 minutes long into smooth, “stable and cinematic feeling hyperlapses/time-lapses at the press of a button,” as PetaPixel explains. This app has made it super easy for anybody to create smooth, time-lapse sequences with only your phone.
Lapse It is a time-lapse and stop motion camera app which captures high image quality for a beautiful time-lapse video that looks like it was professionally made. Lapse It allows users to resume capture over multiple days or for different locations you are wanting to shoot. As described on Lapse It’s website, their app allows you to capture magical moments such as the rising and setting of the sun, a party with your friends, even individual activities, or anything else you can imagine.
Framelapse – Time Lapse Camera
Framelaspe is a full featured app for creating breathtaking time-lapse videos. This app has a simple, sleek, and intuitive interface which allows users to record high quality time-lapse material.
Capture amazing new patterns in everyday settings which remain invisible to the naked eye. Take yourself on a journey through your time-lapse video whether you’re catching the sun rising over the mountains, or the trees swaying softly outside your window – there’s always a moment in time to capture!
Have you tried any of these time-lapse video apps? What is your favorite time-lapse video app and why? Post a video to show us!
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Virtual Reality technology is here, and in a big way. If you’re trying to create a captivating VR experience, then you’re in luck!
In an article by Stephen Shankland in CNET called, “This Crazy Camera Could be a Boon to VR Filmmakers,” he explains that “researchers have found a way to build a 360-degree camera that’s compact but shoots high-quality video.” He said this “could be just the thing for virtual reality.” Would you rather choose a camera that’s compressed, or a heavier one that offers sharp imagery? Shankland writes how “researchers at the University of California at San Diego have found a way to get the best of both worlds” and it is a camera called PMast. As of today, PMast is just a prototype; it’s a “cube bulging with lenses and laced with fiber-optic.” The hope for this design is that it will eventually bring immersive video to movies, concerts, sports, and more interactive events – this is a real critical step for virtual reality. Imagine if you were able to be digitally transport to somewhere far away such as viewing the Northern Lights or touring the Egyptian Pyramids? How cool would that be!
Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have been working hard on this new technology for VR, and it’s starting “to take off with high-profile backers like Facebook, Google and Samsung all investing in different headsets.” Not only are tech companies playing around with VR, but Hollywood is taking a stab at it. It does make sense that the movie industry would want to catch onto the VR tread, to give filmmakers a fresh perspectives on storytelling. An example of how filmmakers are using VR is from the Sundance Film Festival where “virtual reality [was] one of the attractions in movies like ‘Dear Angelica,’ which wants to get you inside a painter’s brain.”
Shankland’s article also explains that “there are a number of different setups, from the high-end $600 Oculus Rift from Facebook to Google’s $50 Daydream headset, [yet] there’s still insufficient VR content to tempt mainstream consumers.” Why is VR content not a big hit with mainstream consumers? The answer could be as simple as that it’s “more of the same” as Ian Sherr explains in his blog article called “Virtually boring: VR really disappoints at [Consumer Electronics Show – CES] this year.”
In Shankland’s article, UCSD professor Joseph Ford, who helped lead the project notes that there are a few companies who are starting to “build smaller, more convenient 360-degree cameras [but] PMast is [compact and] can capture the rich, high-resolution imagery that professionals need.” I guess we will just have to see what becomes of PMast and how well it’s received by companies and the everyday consumer.
What are your thoughts about PMast? Have you used any VR technologies, and if so, what? Do you think VR is here to stay? We look forward to hearing your thoughts on VR.