Life just became more exciting when Android came around. Mobile computing became a fad. And, let’s face it–with those awesome and cool apps around, Android just rocks. These apps made people’s lives easier, more productive, and even more creative.
Creative will be a word we can closely associate with a cool app called Lapse It. Basically, it’s a video capturing app, though it’s specifically built to capture time-lapse videos. The fun of capturing time-lapse videos can now be done on an Android device.
Time-lapse is actually a video capturing technique where frames are captured at a very low frequency. The average frame rate of a typical video would run from 24 to 30 frames per second.
In time-lapse you will be looking at around 1 to 5 frames per second. And, you might be wondering, “Why should we do that?” This technique is intended to capture events and processes that will take a long time to complete and compress it into a short and very pronounced video which would be more interesting to view. Just imagine a sunrise or sunset, or probably the blooming of a beautiful flower, captured in a nice and short video. To see is to know and believe:
Lapse It is available for installation from the Android Market. The app comes in two versions, the Native one which is for free and the Pro which costs US$1.99.
The main differences between the two are the features. There are some that can only be found in the Pro version and can’t be accessed in the Native version.
One of the most significant features found only in the paid version is the ability to take higher resolution videos up to 720p (with 1080p support also under way). The free one only has 240p.
This app is hassle-free. It’s easy to install, and of course, very easy to use, as well. Lapse It comes with several useful features that you can quickly learn to configure. The app has been designed with users in mind.
Additional settings that you can play with are also available. The app also gives you the ability apply color effects, as well as define scene modes and set white balance.
Ever tried capturing time-lapse videos on your Android device? How did it go?
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The problem with lapse-it is that you cant set the jpeg quality. The default jpeg quality is awful and you get banding in the photos and videos.