Have you ever tried making a smooth panning timelapse video? Did you try holding your camera with superhuman steadiness or maybe even bribing a turtle with a fancy artisanal salad?
We've got an alternative for everyone who's out of arugula: presenting the Camalapse, a simple rotating stand for your iPhone or compact camera that helps you take pro-quality 360° timelapse videos.
The Camalapse's intuitive design makes it easy to use. Simply attach your compact camera or your camera phone (just pick up Camalapse Mobile, it includes a smartphone clamp tripod mount), then point your lens where you want it to end up, twist, and start your camera. It rotates 90° in fifteen minutes, so it'll do a full 360° in an hour with no batteries required.
Mount the Camalapse to a tripod and take it anywhere. Capture all the action at the best party ever or watch the city's skyline sparkle at night. Speed up your video on your phone with an app or your favorite desktop editor. Check out the Timelapse Tips tab above for all your timelapse video needs!
The next time someone oohs and ahhs over your panning timelapses, you can let them in on your secret ... or just point them to the nearest pet shop, and hope there's a farmers' market nearby.
Looking for tips on taking timelapses? We can help you out.
Taking a timelapse with an app
Motion Pics (iOS). This app takes a nuts-and-bolts approach. It lets you specify a bunch of settings like:
Lapse It (iOs and Android). Make a few decisions and you're ready to go:
Taking a timelapse without an app
If you're using a camera without an app, here's the general idea: