We’re more than a little proud of what we did years ago when for most computational videography on cellphones was just a distant vision in the future, so we're leaving our old demo videos up, even though with the better cameras on the latest phoens our app will, of course, make even greater videos. This is where it started, and it’s still the world’s most advanced real-time HDR video tonemapping on a phone!
This video was shot in Illinois and Utah on the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 using Thalia Lapse HD/R. Postprocessing was done in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro using filters from the Boris Continuum Suite.
Shoot Your Own
Thalia Lapse HD/R was originally developed for iPhone 4S, so on anything modern you“ll be fine, although the better the camera the better the result, so we recommend the top-of-the-line phones
Get a tripod—for testing, you can prop your phone against something, but a decent time-lapse movie just requires a tripod or similar fixture, no matter which camera you“re using.
Get an adapter to mount your iPhone on the tripod.
Mount your iPhone on your tripod, start Thalia Lapse HD/R, select the desired resolution, frames per second, and processing mode in the settings, press the record button, and wait until you have recorded enough footage.
If so desired, you can postprocess the video you shot in pretty much any video editing software, from Apple’s iMovie on the iPhone to professional video editing software.
Amaze your friends!
How Does It Work?
The patented HD/R technology in Thalia Lapse HD/R takes several different exposures of the same scene for each video frame and works magic (technical term: tonemapping) to turn them into a video stream reflecting the scene’s dynamic range.
Up to 5 EV values of dynamic range expansion, depending on the scene shot
Multi-stage deflickering avoids the flickering artifacts that often occur when stitching together time-lapse video from photos