New app creates time-lapse videos with a smartphone

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An app developed by Cornell researchers uses augmented reality to help users repeatedly capture images from the same location with a phone or tablet to make time-lapse videos—without leaving a camera on site.

Time-lapse photography, which involves combining photos taken over long periods of time, provides a powerful way to visualize phenomena such as changing seasons or the movement of the sun. Traditionally, photographers would leave a camera on a tripod for the duration of the event, but researchers working with Abe Davis, assistant professor of computer science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College …

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