Earlier this year Microsoft debut its new time-lapse video creation app Hyperlapse on Windows Phone and Android devices. The app works by automatically speeding up and stabilizing a video to create a seamless time-lapse video on your mobile device with just a touch of a finger.
The app accomplishes this by “removing extraneous frames from the video, and renders and stitches multiple frames to create a smoother video output with a constant camera speed.” It is undoubtedly a fun app to creatively use with your phone, and I’ve personally enjoyed using it for everything from quick videos of family gatherings to excursions on vacations. But where the app starts to shine, and becomes a much more powerful tool, is when you use it on the desktop to create hyperlapse videos from cameras more suited to filming an event without being held in your hand, such as a GoPro camera. This was enabled first with Hyperlapse Pro, a Windows desktop application.
Now Microsoft is announcing Hyperlapse Pro for Mac OS X. With Hyperlapse Pro for Mac, media creation pros and video enthusiasts will be able to use the following feature set:
- Hyperlapse Pro can take video from any camera and create a time lapse with a smoothly moving camera.
- It works especially well with a wide field of view action camera videos, such as GoPro.
- Supports different speed up factors
- Users can import multiple video segments, trim the start and end points
- Hyperlapses can be output at different resolutions and framerates
- Takes advantage of multi-core CPUs and high-end GPUs for better processing speeds
Hyperlapse Pro for Mac requires that you are running either OS X El Capitan (10.11) or Yosemite (10.10) and have at least 4 GB of RAM. It is also suggested that you have a GPU with OpenGL 2.0 or higher. Hyperlapse Pro is available for download from the Microsoft Store for $49.99. With the paid version, you will be able to remove the Hyperlapse watermark and ending credits with the Microsoft logo from your videos as well.
Finally, in anticipating the question of when will Hyperlapse be available for iOS devices, Microsoft states, “We remain committed to cross-platform development. We continue to monitor and evaluate different user feedback and potential new scenarios for Microsoft Hyperlapse."
Are you going to use Hyperlapse to make time-lapse videos on your Mac? Let us know in the comments section below.