Microsoft introduces 3 applications : to make hyperlaps vedios

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:15 GMT, May 15, 2015 |

Microsoft announced yesterday (Thursday) three apps for making hyperlapses videos that compress the passage of time to make a breathlessly fast-paced version of the original clip.

The company’s imaging researchers released two free mobile versions, Microsoft Hyperlapse for Windows Phone and a preview version for Android, Google’s operating system for smartphones and other mobile gadgets. And Microsoft is serious enough about the idea that it plans to sell the more sophisticated Hyperlapse Pro for Windows that’s a free preview release for now.

The term hyperlapse derives from time-lapse photography, in which photos taken at intervals are assembled into a movie that can make clouds flow past like rivers, flowers unfurl like flags and stars wheel across the sky. With the growing processing power of mobile phones and computers, though, hyperlapses can condense a long video into something more exciting and entertaining.

It’s an example of what’s called computational photography, the ever-expanding list of ways that computing devices can process video and photos beyond what the image sensor originally captured. Computational photography can correct problems like lens distortion, but it also can push photos and videos well beyond their original limits with things like panoramas and high dynamic range.

In other words, computational photography can bring fresh verve to photos and videos, helping them stand out from the crowd published on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and YouTube.