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Gadget watch: create your own panning timelapse video with a Camalapse
We’re constantly on the lookout for cool gadgets, apps and gizmos to add to the iPhone filmmaker’s toolbox and the Camalapse is definitely one such device.
This latest accessory is a simple rotating stand (see below) for either an iPhone or point-and-shoot camera that will capture pro-quality 360° timelapse videos.
In almost two years of reviewing iPhone films, the ones that I find most intriguing and would like to have a shot are timelapses.
The Camalapse looks like a fun and easy way to start as all you have to do is attach your iPhone or camera on a tripod adapter, such as the brilliant Glif then point your lens where you want it to end up, twist, and start your camera.
It rotates 90° in 15 minutes and will do a full 360° in an hour with no batteries required. Design-wise the developers have taken the simple idea of a windup kitchen timer to control its motion to create a smooth panning timelapse video.
Download an app such as TimeLapse ($1.99) and you are sorted. We even half a Glif and Gorilla tripod, so no there is no excuse not to go out and make that timelapse video.
The Camalapse on its own costs US$25, or $45 if you want it bundled with a Glif mount, and is available through the website.
Tech writer Steven Sande from the unofficial apple weblog has actually got his hands on one and has written a neat review of you wish to find out more on the Camalapse.