Camera and video technology has come a very, very long way in just a few short years. An iPhone, a Mac and a decent microphone provide higher quality video production than $ 500,000 would have bought just a decade or two ago.
Your iPhone can record high-quality audio, 1080p video, slow-motion, time-lapse and features editing, filtering, effects, and much more in a small package that fits in a pocket. Whats missing? Screen real estate. There is just no replacement in a small screen size device offered by a Mac notebook or iMac on the desktop.
Here is the perfect example. It's an app called Peresecond that creates time-lapse videos from videos. It comes with controls for trimming, editing, adjusting speed and playback direction, and exporting whole shebang in 1
Drag and drop time-lapse images on the Peresecond. Preview is created automatically. Enter the entry and exit points on the timeline using the slider (similar to the old style timeline video editing). Then, drag the slider to create a faster or slower image that matches a specific duration or effect.
That's it. Seriously.
The results are amazing and easily exported to share online, to a presentation, or to use as a broadcast or online video. The only other option is to set the time difference direction (forward or backward). Peresecond is also one of the Mac apps you have to try first, so it's free trial to download before you buy.
What you don't get in Peresecond are effects or filters. It does only one thing and one thing. Time-lapse from images that use only the simplest controls, but make it easier to control production than Apple's built-in time-lapse feature in iOS 8, or even the popular HyperLapse video app.