Windows: Time lapse videos can be stunning, but producing a good one can be challenging. Motion Time Lapser is a unique Windows app that automatically generates time lapses from folders of photos, complete with advanced panning and rotation animations.
The app has a bare bones UI, and is far from intuitive, but the results are worthy of the learning curve. First, specify a source folder with your images. Then, choose which section of the photo you want to use for the first frame. For example, if you’re using 3600 by 2400 10 megapixel images, you could specify a 1280 by 720 rectangle within the frame to generate an HD video. Once you set the coordinates of this first frame, do the same for your final frame. If the rectangles are in different locations, the final video will pan smoothly between the two locations, as you can see in the video above. You can even add a rotation effect to the animation for even more unique results.
Be sure to check out the developer’s site for some more ideas and examples, then grab your tripod and start shooting!