Time Lapse on your phone

Time lapse is an awesome technique that is used in cinematography with high end equipment, now you can bring that awesomeness to your phone.

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.

From Wikipedia:
Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second; the result is an apparent 30 × (24 [cinema] / 25 [PAL] / 30 [NTSC] frames per second) times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

So anything that moves or changes slowly are good candidates. These are a few subjects you can use:

  • Clouds
  • Flowers opening
  • Candles burning
  • Animals grazing
  • Changing tides
  • Movement of the moon and/or stars

To get really creative try some fast moving things. Maybe find a busy highway or shopping center or children playing in a park.


Framelapse – Time Lapse Camera

Features :

  • Frame Interval.
  • Set video duration to automatically stop recording.
  • Inbuilt calculator to know recording duration.
  • Zoom and autofocus options.
  • Self timer, white balance, color effects, exposure compensation.
  • Front and back camera support.
  • Video resolution and rotation.
  • Output video is high quality mp4 format and can be played on any device.
  • Instant playback and no rendering time.
  • Video frame rate.
  • Storage directory.
  • Displays length of time-lapse video being recorded.
  • Dynamic preview size and no preview cropping.
  • Inbuilt app guide and faq.

Pro version includes these additional features :

  • Custom frame interval ranging 0.1 seconds up to 24 hours.
  • Custom video duration.
  • Custom self timer for recording delay.
  • White balance lock.
  • Exposure Lock.
  • Wizard mode to set frame interval automatically.
  • Sleep mode (screen off) while recording which reduces battery drain significantly.
  • A small share goes to charity.

* Support for certain features is determined by your device’s camera hardware.

Permissions Required :

  • Photos/Media/Files
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    • test access to protected storage
  • Camera/Microphone
    • take pictures and videos
    • record audio
  • Other
    • prevent device from sleeping


  • Show list of recorded timelapse videos
  • Play, share and delete recorded videos
  • Link to TimeLapse! Calculator
  • Unlimited video size
  • Support many video filters: grayscale (monochrome), sepia, posterize, inverse
  • Support many white balance: daylight, auto, cloudy, etc.
  • Output AVI video (Motion JPEG encoded)
  • Ad-supported.
  • Auto orientation detection
  • Delay for device stablization
  • Autofocusing
  • Zoom In/Out, even when recording the time lapse video
  • Auto detect preview size
  • Save a JPEG image of the first video frame as preview
  • No shutter sound

Permissions Required :

  • Photos/Media/Files
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    • test access to protected storage
  • Camera/Microphone
    • take pictures and videos
  • Other
    • full network access
    • view network connections
    • prevent device from sleeping

Hyper Timelapse

  • Record normal speed video using camera.
  • Change the desired frame rate of your time-lapse video.
  • Tap Convert to change normal video to amazing time-lapse video.
  • Easily share on different social media sites.
  • Well designed UI for visual and usability.

Permissions Required :

  • Identity
    • find accounts on the device
  • Photos/Media/Files
    • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    • test access to protected storage
  • Camera/Microphone
    • take pictures and videos
    • record audio
  • Device ID & call information
    • read phone status and identity
  • Other
    • receive data from Internet
    • prevent device from sleeping
    • full network access
    • view network connections
    • control vibration
    • run at startup
    • reorder running apps



Permissions Required :

  • phone identity
  • video and still capture
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • camera

Timelapse Pro

  • Control exposure compensation
  • Start/stop your timelapse remotely through a web browser (beta)
  • Preview of recorded timelapses
  • energy saving mode
  • Video effects

Permissions Required :

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • video and still capture
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • web browser component
  • camera
  • WVGA (480×800)
  • location services
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor


Lapse It

  • Capture stunning shots using the full potential ( Full Sensor ) of your camera
  • Import pre-recorded videos to speed them up or slow them down
  • Blazing fast render engine that creates gorgeous Full HD videos
  • Auto and manual modes for controlling exposure, focus, ISO and white balance
  • Use any song from your library as the sound track of your video
  • Speed up your time lapse with millisecond precision up to 240x
  • Camera zoom includes even a zoom ramping over time
  • More than 50 stunning filters, including the amazing Tilt-Shift effect
  • Share directly to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and many others
  • Tons of post-capture options including trimming, adding timestamp, square mode, backwards playback and more
  • Stop motion with onion skin and touch-less photo snaps
  • Schedule the capture to start and stop automatically
  • Super easy to use with intuitive interface and no registration needed

* Some features may only be available on Lapse It Pro


Hyperlapse, created by Instagram, is a “built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.”

  • Shoot handheld time lapse videos in motion— while you’re walking, running, jumping or falling.
  • Smooth out your video for cinematic quality with automatic stabilization.
  • Speed up your hyperlapse to be up to 12 times the speed.
  • Share your videos seamlessly on Instagram and Facebook or save them to your camera roll to share anywhere, anytime.
  • Start filming immediately with a simple design that gets out of the way of your creativity

Doing it with the native iPhone Camera App

  • Open your camera app and select Time-Lapse mode.
  • Adjust your settings just as you would when taking pictures
  • Start recording by pressing the red button
  • Stop recording by pressing the red button
  • Your video will appear at the bottom corner of the app window, you can play it from there or find it later in the Time-Lapse album in the Photo App

For your enjoyment, here are a few Time Lapse videos


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