One of the first things I did after I got my first GoPro was to fit it to my motorcycle helmet and ride to the next town and back. When I dropped the footage into my editing application and tried to cut a 2 minute time lapse version, I discovered what the video world already knew - shaky footage shot with an action camera on a body mount does not make good time lapse footage.

It seems that the folks at Microsoft Research has now sorted this out for us with Hyperlapse. If you follow the process on their website it seems that there is much more at work here than just fancy image stabilization. 

What's also surprising is that this comes from the maker of Word and Powerpoint and not from any of the makers of VFX tools in the industry. Well done! Let's hope this becomes available to the rest of the video producing world soon.

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