We managed to grab an early beta of Microsoft's Hyperlapse Mobile and we're excited to give you a sneak peek. The app is still in beta, so the final product may look different when it gets released. It allows you to shoot stabilized videos from 1x speed to all the way up to 32x speed. We tested it on our Lumia 930. Want to see it in action? Take a look at our hands-on video.
On the current version we're playing with, the Hyperlapse Mobile has a record button on the right and two buttons on the left to enable the front-facing camera and the rear LCD light. When you tap the record button, a timer starts on the lower left corner along with an estimated time of the resulting hyperlapse at 8x speed.
The video plays back after you stop the recording. There's a slider at the bottom to change the speed of playback. When you're touching the slider, the duration of the resulting video shows up. For example, if you shoot a 30-second clip and select 2x speed, the hyperlapse is 15 seconds long. .
When a hyperlapse is saved, you are given options to save the video at other speeds, share the video, or capture new video. The sharing option brings up the built-in Windows Phone sharing screen, so you can share to email, Facebook, Bluetooth, OneDrive, and more. A closer look at the saved hyperlapse revealed the videos are in 720p resolution.
We don't know when Microsoft will release Hyperlapse Mobile to the public, but we think a lot of Windows Phone users are going to like it. Are you looking forward to try it out yourself? What will be your first hyperlapse? Let us know in the comments!
Special thanks to Snickler for assisting us!