How to Make Hyperlapse Video with Android! [Advanced Method]

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So, you want to make a cool hyperlapse video with your Android device or DSLR/mirrorless camera?

If you wanted to make something simple, you could possibly use Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile app for Android.  Now, if you wanted something with higher quality and something you could actually use for professional-quality videos, you will want to used the advanced method of taking the photos individually/manually then post-process them using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop or Lightroom.

This tutorial isn’t for everyone obviously because it is very time-consuming (takes me about full 5 hours to make a 15 second video) but it is definitely what the pros use and you will get the best hyperlapse videos with the highest quality.

Step 1.  First, how do you take a hyperlapse?  Basically, you need to have a target point in your shots.  For example, if I was to do a hyperlapse around the wireless charger below, I would pick the center of the star as my target point.   For aiming, you can use a grid and use a part of the grid as aiming point.  For example below, I am using Nexus 6 and Camera FV-5 Pro, which has a grid called “crosshair” and will allow you to easily aim at your target point.  Also, if your smartphone supports RAW images, I highly recommend to use RAW images.  For Nexus 5/6, OnePlus One, and Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, you can use Camera FV-5 Pro app to enable DNG raw images in settings, this will result in two files for each of your photos, one JPEG and the other DNG.

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As for taking the absolute best hyperlapse videos, you can use a tripod or monopod as it is much easier to get cleaner shots.  But I wanted make this tutorial so you could also do it handheld like I did.

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Max Lee is the founder of HighOnAndroid.com. Max makes Android tutorials and review videos for people who want to get high on Android over at his YouTube channel and Korean YouTube channel.