Late last year Microsoft revealed that it was developing a new application that would make it much easier for people to capture shake-free videos using their mobile devices. Even though most modern day smartphones have Optical Image Stabilization, it’s quite common to capture shaky video if your hands aren’t exactly rock solid. Microsoft has followed through on its commitment and has released the Hyperlapse app for Android and Windows Phone, its sole purpose is to eliminate shaky videos.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the very same name that Instagram chose for its timelapse app, though Instagram’s Hyperlapse is only available for iOS right now.
The free Hyperlapse app from Microsoft lets you capture timelapse videos at multiple speed rates, from 1x all the way up to 32x. Select Windows Phone handsets support this app currently, such as the HTC One M8 for Windows, and many handsets from the Lumia series.
Hyperlapse from Microsoft is in beta right now so Android users won’t find it in the Google Play Store. They have to join the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile for Android community to get access to the beta app, which also only works on select Android devices.
So far Microsoft has not said when the app will come out of beta, or when it will be released for iOS.