Time lapse photography has been around for some time now, but making it requires a lot of effort. If you are using a normal DSLR camera, it would take a tripod along with hours of work. And that’s not all, you will have to process these frames on your computer using editing software to get a perfect time-lapse video.
Hyperlapse is basically time-lapse, but with an added smooth spatial movement. While creating a hyper-lapse using the good old techniques is not for everyone, thanks to Instragram’s Hyperlaspe app, most iOS users can now create one without breaking a sweat.
However, the app’s only there for iOS users, and as of now it doesn’t look like that will change. Instagram states that Android currently lacks “prerequisite APIs” that are necessary for the app to function. Until those requirements are met, the Android version will not be available.
While it’s tough to match the perfection of the Hyperlapse app by Instagram, here are two of the Android apps that bring you the closest experience. So let’s have a look at them one at a time.
Framelapse – Time Lapse Camera
Framelapse is a freemium app for Android. The app comes with a simple interface with which you can directly shoot and process video on your device without any hassle. The app has a zoom and auto focus option and offers both front and rear camera support. The user can select the video frame rate and the rendering is quite fast. Have a look at this video that was created using the app.
The free version is ad-free and one can use it without any limitation. The pro version, priced at around $3.00, includes additional features like custom frame intervals and video duration. If you are planning to make long videos, you can put the phone in sleep mode where only the camera will work and the screen will be turned off.
Hyper Timelapse is yet another alternative that you can use. The app actually advertises itself as a Hyperlapse alternative on the Play Store. The app navigation and features look more or less like Hyperlapse from Instagram. The app will give you an approximate duration of the video after rendering while you are shooting the video.
Once the rendering is done, you can watch the video, save it to your albums, or even share it publicly from the app. Hyper Timelapse is free to use but comes with ads.
Note: There were times when the app crashed while rendering, but for most of the time, it was able to deliver a similar experience to Hyperlapse.
So these were some of the most promising alternatives to Hyperlapse for Android we have out there. Though these apps might not give you the perfect finish that the original app might provide, they make a wonderful effort. Don’t forget to share any of your favorite hyperlapse apps for Android in the comments.
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