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A Look at Microsoft’s New (Free) Hyperlapse Pro Software


Microsoft recently released a free software (both for the PC and mobile devices) that allows you to create cool looking Hyperlapse videos with a few simple clicks of your mouse (or touch-screen).

Sometimes you record a video of some action (it can be biking, running, snowboarding or any similar activity) which you would like to squeeze into a shorter (less boring segment – typically with some cool music). The problem is that today you can typically make the video move faster in post by the result will look typically pretty jumpy (unless you really know what you are doing).

The Hyperlapse Pro software

HyperlapseHyperlapse is a technology which allows you to create smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. According to Microsoft their technology is built on more than 20 years of research in computational photography (if you are more into the technical aspects of this technology check out MS recent papers from SIGGRAPH 2014 and 2015).

A quick look at how to use the Hyperlapse Pro

MS recently released software is available for the PC (which you can download from here), for windows phone (here) or soon in Beta for Andorid as well (see here).

You can check out two quick previews done online of the software and we are hoping to check it ourselves very shortly (just a note given the quality of the results in the videos below – having a cool software doesn’t mean your video will look cool if you are shooting boring stuff…):

We already looked at Hyperlapses and what you can do with them in the past including a video entitled “How to Create a Hyperlapse (and How to Make one Without Getting Out of your Chair)” by Griffin Hammond.

You can check out more info on the Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro website.

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