Background Timelapse

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    Background Timelapse

    by: 53 5

    5 Users



    This app continuously captures camera images in the background for timelapse videos (see video link for a sample).

    Delay between images is adjustable down to 1 second.
    Normal phone operation can continue with minimal CPU load.

    Note: images are saved on SD card in an intermediate format to minimize CPU load. Use "Convert All" to convert them to PNG (warning: may take some time).

    This app is open-source under GPL. The source code is available at

    I have a couple of additional features planned - please stay tuned :-)

    Tags: time lapse background , timelapse background , background , time lapse , background timelapse , free timelapse , ndroid 1.6 timelapse , timelapse source , free video background time lapse

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    Users comments for Background Timelapse

    George Smart

    by George Smart

    Jun 09, 2014  |  "Poor"

    Stops taking images when backgrounded. Fails. Nexus 5, 4.4.2.


    by 32davdi

    Sep 25, 2013  |  "Poor"

    Do nothing, do not test it.

    Morgan Christiansson

    by Morgan Christiansson

    Sep 05, 2013  |  "Great"

    Works great but only captures 640x480 vga resolution to .yuv files. And then it requires a slow conversion to png, taking up extra space on sd card. File names are not timestamped. Not been updated for 3 years. Free and reliable though, and open source.