video tips using the Hyperlapse App or the iOS8 Camera

What is Time-Lapse Photography?

Time-lapse photography is the process of capturing lots of photos over a period of time, and then assembling them together to create seamless video footage that appears sped up. It’s the opposite of slow motion videos where time appears to be moving more slowly.


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Here’s a quick run-through of how to use it:

1. Download the app here.

2. You don’t have to sign in; just allow the app to access your camera, microphone, and photos.

3. You’ll immediately be thrown into recording mode. Just press the white, rainbow-lined button. You can film either vertically or horizontally. if you plan to share your video on YouTube, keep things horizontal.

4. As you record, you’ll see two time stamps below the Stop button. On the left is how much time you’ve recorded. The right shows you the time that translates to once you’ve sped up the frames at the highest rate (12 times).

5. When you’re satisfied with the video you’ve taken, tap the Stop button.

6. Now that you have some footage, you can choose the rate by which you want to speed it up. Your options range from 1x to 12x and increase by intervals of two. Just slide your finger along the white circle on the bottom of the screen to see a preview at each speed. The length of your footage will vary for each and is displayed on the bottom-left side of the screen.

After you’ve settled on the speed, tap the green checkmark in the upper-right corner.

7. Depending on how long your video is, it might take some time to process. Once it’s done, the video will automatically be saved in your photo library, and you’ll have the option to immediately share it on Facebook or Instagram.

How to use the iOS8 Camera App

The iOS 8 time-lapse feature is extremely easy to use. Start by opening the native camera app and select the Time-Lapse shooting mode by swiping your finger right until Time-Lapse is selected.

Tap on the screen to set the focus and exposure point for the relevant part of the scene. Swiping up or down on the image enables you to increase or decrease the exposure/brightness.

When you’re ready to start shooting, simply press the red button in the app to start the recording process. You’ll notice a rotating indicator around the red button which shows that you're recording.

When you’re ready to stop recording, press the red button again.

Shortly afterwards, the video will appear in the bottom corner of the app window. You can tap on it to play it straight away, or find it later in the Time-Lapse album in the Photos app.

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