Time Lapse with HDR
By Lucky Clan
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
HDR mode is available only on iOS8! Capture amazing, Hollywood quality time lapse videos with Time Lapse! Don’t wait for the result - preview of recorded movie is visible during capturing!
Wide range of intervals allows to record most common time lapse scenes:
0.5-1s: Car traffic, People walking, Fast moving clouds
1s-5s: Sunset/Sunrise, Slow clouds, Daytime crowds
5s-20s: Moving shadows
20s-60s: Fast growing plants, Plants flourishing, Construction building, Stars, Moon
- Interval range: 0.5s - 60s
- Realtime Preview with battery saving
- HDR mode (iOS 8+ only)
- Full HD quality
- Pinch to zoom gesture
- Tap to set Focus/Exposure point, double tap to reset
- Saving in Camera Roll
- to improve sharpness use a tripod
What's New in Version 1.2
- added HDR mode (iOS 8 only) !!!
- improved iPhone 6/6+ support
- bug fixes
Nice app but serious bugs
To the extent that it works, it's great.
Here's the problem: as it shoots, it apparently stores the working timelapse in memory. If it is interrupted for any reason, including a low battery system message (keeping in mind that the app drains your battery with a quickness—use a battery pack if you're planning on taking an extended shot) or exhausted disc space, you lose everything it's shot. This would be bad enough, but if you lose a working timelapse in this manner, there is apparently no way to regain the space on your device other than deleting the app and reinstalling it from the App Store. The first time this happened to me I was bewildered as to why my phone was always full, until I looked in the Storage tab in Settings and saw that the app had been holding onto over a gig worth of inaccessible-to-me images for a couple of weeks. So that's annoying. You're basically taking a gamble any time you set it up for a long timelapse, and the risk increases the longer you leave it running. Oh, well.
Hate to do this...
I have .4 acres of backyard with tons of leaves to rake by myself. My only motivation was to time lapse it and sit back and watch the vid when finished. Well first attempt of me raking for hours didn't work. When I got back the iPhone was off for some reason. I assumed it was interrupted and the vid up to that point was saved. So I turned it on and looked for the vid. Nothing. So I recorded a quick clip to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong. At that point the message "app wants to access camera roll" came up. I was furious. I thought man, if I'd have known that before I started it woulda saved it before shutting down. Okay a couple of weeks later I was going to do the other half of the yard so I made sure it was in airplane mode, do not disturb and plugged in to power on a tripod. I kept checking every 30-40 mins and it was recording just fine. But after over 4 hours of work and finally finishing I went to check an my phone was off! Why? No idea but again I thought surely it saved the vid this time before interruption. Negative. Nothing. The hours and hours of recording just isn't there. I can't even put in words how frustrated I am right now. So ZERO stars from me.
It is great in that you can choose the rate of speed for the time lapse. But it doesn't adjust itself as the day gets darker, but it is still light out. The time lapse you record as the sun is starting to set will be black.
It is hard to see the tiny change in the button to let you know you are recording while the display is dimmed to save power.
But all that aside, the biggest disappointment came when I had set it up to do a time lapse for cloud formation of a storm that spawned amazing tornados directly before me. I was excited to be able to have time lapse of such an amazing sight. Only to discover the app stopped recording to ask me what I thought of the app and to write a review. So, here is my first review of any app!!
I cursed more than a sailor and almost spiked my phone like a football, but then I realized it was not at all Apple's fault, but the fault of the programmers who wrote the app. Couldn't they wait to ask me what I thought after the video was recorded? Instead of during the recording!
Save your money and buy a better app or get them to contact me and I will show them how to make the app much better! But they will have to pay me, since I lost out on a lot of money having nothing to show for my week of storm chasing!!
Hmmm, maybe I should just write my own app!
I wish I didn't have to leave one star.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Nov 18, 2014
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 1.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sylwester Los
- © Lucky Clan 2014
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.