Back in May, Microsoft released Hyperlapse Mobile for both Windows Phone and Android. Hyperlapse Mobile offers Windows Phone and Android users the chance to take and create smooth watchable timelapses from first-person shaky videos. Microsoft researchers developed an algorithm that creates an approximate 3D model of the landscape being filmed, then identifies the dominant path that the camera took through said landscape. Hyperlapse will then stitch together bits and pieces of different frames that have the most overlap with each other to create a smooth and stable hyperlapse, rather than a shaky timelapse video.
At the time of launch, Hyperlapse only worked on a select series of Lumia smartphones like the Lumia 630, 635, 640, 640XL, 735, 830, 930, 1520, and HTC One M8. Thanks to a new update (first spotted by MicrosoftInsider.Es), Hyperlapse on Windows Phone now supports any Lumia device that sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and any Lumia device that features 512MB of RAM. This should give pretty much all Lumia smartphones the ability to run the app. Give it a shot and let us know!
“Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend, or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile, you can time lapse those experiences on the go, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences,” the Windows Phone app description reads.
Hyperlapse for Android also received an updated, and it is no longer in Beta. Back in May, Microsoft rolled out the app in Beta and only allowed support for a select number of handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, as well as the Nexus 5 and 6. Now anyone can download the app on their Android smartphone. Grab the app for Android at the download link below.