back to article Dying to make time lapse videos? No? Well, Microsoft is doing it anyway!

Microsoft has released a tool to let users produce timelapse videos, provided they're not Apple fanbois. Redmond posted the Hyperlapse tool for Windows and Android devices to let users shrink long videos down to shorter timelapse version. "Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or …

  1. Chris G Silver badge


    Sounds like some horrible bowel syndrome!

  2. E 2

    Indeed. Sounds too much like "prolapse".

    1. Crazy Operations Guy

      Yes, that would be the joke.

  3. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    If it works as well as the demo they did a year or so ago it will make such videos tolerable!

    No longer having to sit though 30 minutes of tedious juddery video when you can swoop though in 5 minutes of vaguely interesting and stable footage.

    1. Cliff

      Yes, as I recall it did far more than just taking every nth frame, it was pretty clever stuff.

      1. ThomH Silver badge

        Yeah, it was doing a partial 3d reconstruction of the scene and smoothing camera motion through that, wasn't it? I guess optical image stabilisation isn't always sufficient for the sort of variation you see between shots a few seconds apart, especially over a prolonged period. So the trick is to impute the extra information from all the frames between, through scene reconstruction.

        But I also saw the video only once, a long time ago, so who knows?

    2. Arctic fox

      @Paul Crawford: I think the market is those who wish to show their holiday..........

      .............vids without it leading to their becoming complete social lepers.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Oh joy...

    I'll finally be able to watch NRK's Minutt for Minutt recordbreaking documentary in less than a day.

  5. joed

    this explains

    why the front camera blinks periodically on windows tablets

  6. Pristine Audio
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    Just tried it on some GoPro skiing footage

    Don't care what it's called, it's bloody good! Very, very impressive results.

  7. Schultz

    Nice toy for the kids.

    Let's see if it is any better than the gazillion other apps out there.

  8. herman Silver badge

    Because with MS, the machines are too slow for real-time streaming...

  9. Guy Smillie

    Missing the point

    This article completely misses the point of Hyperlapse. It shows some novel and very complex motion stabilization techniques. Saying that apps like this have been around for years shows only that you don't understand what this app is.

  10. CrosscutSaw

    No love for the 1020

    It says it's not compatible with the Nokia 1020, which happens to have one of the best cameras out there. Fail.

  11. Why Not?
    Paris Hilton

    give it a week

    Wait and we will see the release of Hyperlapse porn...

    3 weeks in Paris here we come...

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