Along with the announcement about Hyperlapse apps for Windows and Android devices, Microsoft today announced the free public preview of Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services.
With this technology, however, came new challenges. For example, as a news organization with a fleet of drones covering a major event, how does one properly condense the long, sometimes boring catalog of slow-moving video into something usable and exciting? When recording a 15 minute downhill mountain bike ride, how does one create a consumable and sharable version of the footage?
These past few months we have been working closely with our peers in Microsoft Research to answer this problem by bringing Microsoft Hyperlapse to the cloud on Azure Media Services. Today marks the beginning of our free public preview of Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services!
Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services is the integration of Microsoft Hyperlapse technology into a media processor on Azure Media Services. With Azure Media Services, you can schedule scalable batch processing of your Hyperlapse tasks, parallelizing as many jobs as you need by virtually scaling up your hardware.
Microsoft Hyperlapse is now available in the West US Datacenter, with all other production datacenters deploying today. For the purposes of this public preview offering, they are offering Microsoft Hyperlapse to all Azure Media Services accounts for free!