Microsoft's popular Hyperlapse time-lapse video creation and editing app is now available for Mac users as well, boasting the same features as the Windows version.
Hyperlapse made its debut as a mobile app earlier this year, when it launched for Android and Windows Phone devices. The app quickly soared in popularity due to its neat features.
For those who are unfamiliar with Hyperlapse, the app automatically speeds up and stabilizes a video, thus allowing users to create seamless time-lapse videos with little to no hassle in just one tap.
To do this, the app removes "extraneous frames" from said video, rendering and stitching several frames afterward in order to create a smooth video output that displays the same camera speed.
While this is cool enough on mobile devices, the desktop version of Hyperlapse is far greater. Users can create time-lapse videos from more powerful cameras such as GoPros, and the results can be quite spectacular. The desktop version of the app launched on Windows a while back as Hyperlapse Pro.
Mac users have long been requesting a version of the app and Microsoft finally delivers. The company now announced the release of Hyperlapse Pro for Mac OS X, bringing the media creation tools to Macbooks as well.
According to Josh Weisberg (pictured above), principal program manager with the Technology and Research organization at Microsoft, Hyperlapse has always been planned as a tool for multiple platforms.
"The Mac has some great video editing tools a lot of enthusiasts and professionals use, and there are other time lapse applications out there. But nothing as smooth and sophisticated as Hyperlapse Pro," Weisberg boasts in a new post on the Microsoft blog. "Users have been asking for Hyperlapse for the Mac ever since we first shipped the Windows desktop versions last spring."
Hyperlapse Pro for Mac is compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11) and Yosemite (10.10), requiring systems with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM. Graphics processing units with OpenGL 2.0 or higher are also recommended.
The app is now available for download from the Microsoft Store, sporting a $49.99 price tag. With this paid version, users will be able to remove the Microsoft logo from the ending credits of their videos, as well as the Hyperlapse watermark. Mac users can also try the app before buying it.
Hyperlapse is not yet available on iOS, but Microsoft said that it will keep working on cross-platform development. In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro for Mac.