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Try the Microsoft Hyperlapse beta on Android

​Microsoft has released a new app for Android devices that will let you turn any video into a smooth hyperlapse.

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Update (07/17/2015): The Microsoft Hyperlapse app is now out of beta and available for download from the Google Play Store.

Microsoft has released a new app for Android devices that will let you turn any video into a smooth hyperlapse.

If you're interested in creating super-smooth hyperlapse videos on your Android phone, then you'll want to check out this latest app from Microsoft. But first, you'll need to perform a bit of setup.

Setup

First you'll want to make sure your device can use the Hyperlapse beta app. Not all Android devices are supported, so consult this list first:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Note 4, and Note Edge
  • Google Nexus 5 and 6, and Nexus 9 tablet
  • HTC One M8 and M9
  • Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact
  • OnePlus One
  • LG G3
  • Xiaomi Mi4
  • Motorola Droid Turbo

If you're on the supported device list, you'll still need to follow these steps to get the app itself:

  • Join the Google+ community for Hyperlapse.
  • Next, join the Hyperlapse beta tester group by visiting this link. (The link is also on their community page.)
  • Finally, download the Hyperlapse app to your device through the Google Play store. You may need to refresh a few times for your beta tester status to be recognized.

Creating a hyperlapse

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  • Now that you have access to the app, open it and choose to Import (from local or cloud storage) or Record a new video. These steps will work with a pre-recorded video.
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  • You will see the video load at a sample rate of 4x speed. You can adjust how much of the 4x speed video you want to use by moving the sliders at the bottom. Tap the check mark when finished.
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  • Next, you'll be able to pick the speed the hyperlapse will use. The app offers 1x through 32x as options. At the top, you can see how longer the video will run after selecting a speed.
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  • Once finished, tap the check mark and choose to share or save your Hyperlapse video.

The app isn't much to look at yet, but it works as advertised and it's still in the beta stage. What do you think of Microsoft's ability to transform your videos into hyperlapses? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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