(Update: more devices supported) Microsoft’s Hyperlapse Beta lets you create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android

by: Jimmy WestenbergMay 18, 2015

Update, May 18: Microsoft released an update to Hyperlapse Beta including some bug fixes and support for these additional devices:

  • OnePlusOne
  • Xiaomi Mi4
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Original post, May 14: Microsoft has just released its Hyperlapse Mobile application to Android, but only as a beta version. The app, which is now available on Android, Windows Phone and on the desktop, allows you to create super smooth time-lapse videos with ease.

Normally, speeding up videos seems like an easy way to make your content much more exciting, but that only accentuates each and every shake and stumble your smartphone camera happens to capture. But with Hyperlapse Mobile, you can capture video and convert it into a sped up, smooth piece of footage at speeds ranging from normal time up to a 32x speed up.

There’s a lot of interesting technology behind this app, and here’s a small glimpse from Microsoft:

Rather than stitching together various pieces of frames, (Neel Joshi, a researcher in Microsoft Research’s Graphics group) created technology that looks for entire frames that have the most overlap with each other. Instead of just arbitrarily choosing every 10th frame, for example, the system might pick out the first, 12th, 18th and 29th frame.

The application lets you record footage and upload previous videos you’ve taken with your smartphone’s camera. If you’d like to upload additional footage that’s not kept on your smartphone, you can download the Hyperlapse Pro preview app for the desktop.

Since the Android app is only in beta for now, you can only use Hyperlapse on the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge and Note 4
  • Nexus 5, 6 and 9
  • HTC One M8 and M9
  • Sony Xperia Z3

Want to try it out for yourself? First you’ll need to join the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android preview Google+ community. After that, head to this site to become a tester. Lastly, head on over to the Google Play Store to download the application. Be sure to let us know how you like the app!

  • DecadentSoftie

    Beta = You may experience Bugs.

    Maybe I should wait until it’s ready.

  • Cowen K. Gittens

    It’s worth the wait. However, it is not on the play store yet

    • antipax

      You have to join the beta tester group. I have it installed. And it is on Google play, but not available for non beta testers.

  • MattEgansHairLine

    iOS 8 feature being coped to roid, and Microsoft have to do it, CLASS.

    I hear that you also have a malware issue like Microsoft, all the Littlesofties must feel right at home on roid!


    • Ror

      Last time I checked, iOS 8 doesn’t ship with Instagram Hyperlalse preinstalled.

      Hell, Instagram didn’t even invent the term, photographer Dan Eckert did. If anyone’s “stealing” its Instagram for lack of a unique name.

      • Stanley Anthonymuthu

        Give Ror a cookie :D

      • MattEgansHairLine

        No but it does ship with time lapse and 240fps slow-mo, maybe one day eh?

    • pcberdwin

      Microsoft had hyperlapse in development long before Instagram released their’s to iOS. When it was released by Instagram I did some searching and found Microsoft’s hyperlapse page; it was wasn’t even alpha and had like 3 guys featured working on it. Microsoft probably hired those guys and turned and sold some API (or it’s open, idk) to Instagram. That may also be why it was never released by Instagram for Android because Microsoft kept it to themselves. This is all my guess :P

      • MattEgansHairLine

        and android a launched in 2008, a year before iPhone in 2007?

        in your dreams buddy

    • Arthur Dent

      What the hell is the matter with you, weirdo?

      • MattEgansHairLine

        Not one of you knows what you are talking about.
        Whats a matter with you apart from a lack of common sense?

    • Great Dude

      It is developed much more than others and the reason why Microsoft didn’t put an app on iOS is that iOS can’t handle it.
      “We decided to focus on Windows Phone and Android because there was no hyperlapse solution there at all.” http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/26/6069557/instagram-hyperlapse-app-helps-you-shoot-time-lapse-videos
      also a key difference is that it can works even on old videos.

      • MattEgansHairLine

        The quote you use to defend your argument states that Roid was lacking as opposed to Apple who already have this.

        MorRoid Fail!

  • Ivan

    Can someone upload the apk?

    • It was on apkmirror but I can’t find it now

      • Ivan

        Yeah I saw it on the Google cached version of apkmirror as well.
        Anyway, I found it on Aptoide and coolapk, not sure how reliable they are.

        Basically, even though my OnePlus One isn’t officially supported, the app works.

    • You can use now: see Download and use Microsoft Hyperlapse Now: https://youtu.be/eBQfTFmn0HU

  • diogofd8

    Great! Now do slowmotion and we have the full pack xd

  • Whimseeplis

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  • cris Magrata

    works on my galaxy grand prime :) slow motion is next

  • Weepleget

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  • Shahnoor

    You should take it out for Note 3 too!

  • Shahnoor

    Are you guys planning to support this to Samsung Note 3?

  • Deepak Dhilip

    That’s weird . I have a Moto X 2014 and was disappointed that it was not on the list of supported devices but went ahead with it anyway.
    Guess what …It works .