GoPro seems unbeatable these days. Since their IPO the company’s share value has increased dramatically. No surprise. No outdoor adventure without the small box camera. Yet, camera shake destroys many a happy adventure souvenir. Now mighty Microsoft solves this problem with a new technology.
Not only is the PC vs. Apple battle back. Microsoft’s on another offensive as well. Thanks to the help of different filters and special algorithms a new Microsoft software transforms shaky time-lapse videos into impressive time-lapse videos.
The new technology is called Hyperlapse, a coded solution that not only improves GoPro videos. Google Glass movies as well suddenly look totally stabilized.
Well, Hyperlapse is not yet totally ready for the market. Microsoft’s still ironing out teething issues, such as image stutters and and image errors. Expect a Hyperlapse app for Windows Phone to be launched within this year with other platforms following.
No more unwatchable camera shake. Pretty nifty, Microsoft! Making first-person GoPro videos finally watchable. The immense awesomeness of Hyperlapse comes at a cost, however — namely, processing time. In a research paper, it says it took upwards of 300 hours to process a 10-minute input video.
They since managed to get it down to a couple of hours for a 10-minute input video. We’re still talking days or weeks of processing time if you want to make a Hyperlapse of hours of holiday GoPro footage. It will speed up over time, though, as the algorithm improves.
As said, they’re working hard on releasing the algorithm as a Windows app…: