Quick and easy 360° timelapse with your smartphone
Looking to spice up your next smartphone timelapse?
The $35 Muvi X-Lapse timelapse kit could be a good solution.
The tiny unit enables you to mount your phone atop a 360° rotating head.
We put it through its paces in this video:
You can set the timer intervals at 15, 30, 45 or 60mins (90°, 180°, 270° or 360°, respectively) for a relatively smooth rotating timelapse.
It does have its drawbacks – the supplied mount was a little too roomy for our iPhone 6, meaning it had the tendency to move around at times.
We fixed this with a little MacGyver-like tape action, but wouldn’t expect this issue to be present straight out of the box.
One solution is to jump onto eBay and buy a replacement spring-loaded version for less than $2.
The other challenge we found was using the Muvi X-Lapse outdoors. This is where moderate winds could rock the lightweight unit and cause jittery results.
However, if you’re looking for a timelapse kit for your smartphone that will work well indoors (and outdoors, in the right conditions), the Muvi X-Lapse is well worth considering.
Just don’t forget the tape.