Frequently Asked Questions

Answered here.

The “full sensor” setting in Velocity Lapse looks for the highest available resolution, however device manufacturers restrict camera features like the true sensor resolution to the device pre-installed camera app. Third-party apps, including Velocity Lapse, cannot access the same native resolution of the sensor. On devices where the manufacturer does not limit third-party apps, you will get the native resolution.

By default, the exposure and focus are locked during capture to prevent flicker in the final time lapse.

To unlock the exposure, tap the camera icon to open the camera settings and then toggle the exposure lock via the button with the lock icon. (Circled in yellow in the screenshot below) 

Please note that having the exposure unlocked during capture can produce flicker in the final time lapse which you may need to edit out due to the exposure adjusting each frame. 

The majority of smartphone cameras have “fixed aperture”, meaning the aperture cannot be adjusted. It is not something we will provide in Velocity Lapse since the handful of (older) devices that do support variable aperture is not worth the trouble. See for more info.

When using the “Select Images” button there is no easy solution as the Android file picker will try to load all the images into memory and it will crash. It is not meant to select 1000s of images. Instead, use the “Select Folder” button to select a folder with your images.

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