Microsoft Research releases Hyperlapse Pro

Microsoft Research releases Hyperlapse Pro

Several months ago Microsoft showed off an early preview of their Hyperlapse technology that enables users to speed up their first person videos and now that technology is available for Windows Phone, Android (Beta) and Windows desktop systems. It can even be used with Azure Media Services.

The technology, developed by Microsoft Research, is based on computational photography according to the company.

Here is a quick run down on the versions that are now available:

Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile - Our mobile version for Android and Windows Phone users is for customers who want to capture hyperlapses on the go. The mobile app allows you to save multiple speeds and share your videos through social networks or emails.

Features and system requirements:

  • Users capture video, and select a timelapse speed, resulting in a time lapse with a smoothly moving camera.
  • Import existing video from the phone's camera roll and hyperlapse it.
  • Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile supports hyperlapsing a video multiple times, at different speed rates, from 1x to 32x.
  • Create selfie time lapses.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface make you an expert in seconds.

Supported on following Windows Phone devices:

  • Lumia 435, 530, 532, 535, 630, 635, 636, 638, 640, 640 XL, 730, 735, 830, 930, 1520
  • HTC One M8

Note: Phones with just 512MB of RAM can not capture HD resolutions.

On Android it requires Android 4.4 or higher.

Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro Preview - Our pro version is for enthusiasts and professionals who want to use a Windows desktop application to hyperlapse videos they took with a GoPro or any other device.

Features and system requirements:

  • Hyperlapse Pro Preview can take video from any camera and create a time lapse with a smoothly moving camera.
  • It works especially well with wide field of view action camera videos, such as GoPro.
  • Supports different speed up factors from 2x to 25x.
  • Hyperlapses can be output at different resolutions and framerates.
  • Takes advantage of multi-core CPUs and high-end GPUs for better processing speeds.
  • A step-by-step user interface makes it easier than ever to create hyperlapses.

Only runs on 64 bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1 with a minimum of 4GB of RAM plus an OpenGL 2.0 or newer video card.

For info on how to try the free public preview of Hyperlapse for Microsoft Azure Media Services be sure to check out this blog post from the Microsoft Azure folks. It contains the info and code you need to get started using Hyperlapse on Azure.

I just downloaded the desktop version of Hyperlapse Pro and recorded a short video of a walk in my backyard.  The software is so easy to use that I had a 16 second Hyperlapse version of that 1:14 second walk within 5 minutes.

Check it out:

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