How to make fun and beautiful Timelapses with your iPhone
Time Lapse is a photography approach that gives an extended view of changing events. Events like epic sunrises/sunsets, a long scenic drive, fast paced city life, or playing sports with your pals! Your videos will take on a new life of their own! iLapse with Hitcase and Hitcase Pro will take your videos from ordinary to extraordinary.
We are going to look at four time lapse apps for iPhone and give you our experience with them.
Our adventure started with trying out Lapse it, which we quickly realized wasn’t the App for us. We found that the App would crash, sometimes without saving what we last recorded. We wanted something dependable, as we sometimes only get one chance to get the shot.
Next on our “must try” list was TimeLapse. While the App is well built, there are just too many settings/presets too choose from. After playing around, we found though the Auto White Balance was locked; there was a definite direct sun sensitivity.
Frameographer is another App we were dying to try. Talk about dying, this App drains your battery life faster then the other App’s we tried. Battery life is huge for us, especially when the Hitcase or Hitcase Pro is mounted for long periods of time.
The first thing we noticed with iLapse, was how simple and easy it is to use. No need to find a manual or worry that you aren’t doing it right. Just open iLapse, pop your Hitcase into your mountable accessory, and go have fun! Battery life is amazing when running the iLapse App as it’s taking photos and compiling them in a video. The App works hard for you without compromising your batteries life. We can’t believe the App is only $1.99 – definitely the best bang for your buck.
For a fast paced video, it’s best to have your settings at 25 FPS (frames per second), while taking 2 pictures per second. We suggest to to have something permanently fixed in the foreground, to show how quickly everything else is moving. In this scenario, Hitcase CEO Brooks’ sweet ride.
Hitcase Pro/5 + iLapse
Reviewing your footage is easy. After recording, simply open up your library to see what you shot. Don’t like it? No worries, thrash it and move on the next video.
Most HD Time Lapse Applications for iPhone will either make you pay an additional fee or have their branding on the exported video. Not iLapse though, export your footage straight to your iPhone’s library with the ease of a click of of a button.
Why we like it:
Locked Exposure and tone (photo/video has the same exposure/white balance when locked)
-24, 25, and 30 Frames Per Second options
-HD recording capability
-Shutter Speeds of 0.5 – 20 seconds, you choose what’s best for you
-Export right to Camera Roll, no fuss
-Option for alarm one video is completed
Now, sit back and enjoy this video made possible by Hitcase Pro/5 with StickR mount using iLapse!
Know of a great timelapse app? tell us in the comments below!