Microsoft Hyperlapse vs. Hyperlapse from Instagram
If you're a fan of moving time lapses, then you'll love that there are now two new apps to make hyperlapses.
One is from Microsoft, and it's for Android or Windows phone.
And the other is from instagram for iOS.
Now they're both called hyperlapse, but the do have some differences.
Let's see how they compare.
Microsoft's hyperlapse street at 720p by default.
As it's currently in beta you can't change that.
Instagram hyperlapse also shoots at 720p but you can unlock full 1080p.
Just use four quick taps with four fingers to bring up the secret settings menu.
Instagram uses the iPhone's gyroscope to apply stabilization when filming.
Microsoft uses an algorithm to reconstruct the camera path and stabilize footage.
So there is some extra processing time needed in Microsoft's app once you finish filming.
Depending on the length of the video you could be waiting up to 30 seconds for it to work it's magic.
Now Instagram's result does seem to be a little big smoother.
Especially when hand holding the phone while walking.
With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can import any video, or you can film in the app.
But with Instagram, you can only record in the app.
And you don't get access to your original footage after it's processed.
The main editing tool is the speed adjustment so you can run anywhere from one time to forty times the Instagram application.
Or one time to thirty two times in Microsoft applications.
That's a quick comparison of the Microsoft and Instagram Hyperlapse App.
To check out more go to CNET.COM/HOW-TO
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