So you want to make short, cool, hyperlapses for Instagram or Facebook… Impress your friends and family with this cool camera trick! In this tutorial you will learn how to make a hyperlapse loop of the Peace Pagoda effortlessly using the Insta360 One X, Invisible Selfie Stick, Insta360 One X app, and Premiere Pro. It’s really easy to do and the possibilities are endless! Let’s get started.
This is the result we are going to achieve:
Shot with the Insta360 One X on the Invisible Selfie Stick at Willen Lake, Milton Keynes. I simply walked around the Peace Pagoda and sped it up by 32 times. Tutorial video coming very soon!
Posted by How To Make A Video on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
How To Hyperlapse With The Insta360 One X:
- Screw the Selfie Stick into the One X.
- Extend the Selfie Stick by one stem and twist to lock it.
- Turn on the One X, connect it to the phone, and launch the One X app. Set the One X to video mode, 5.7K 30fps.
- Set the Exposure manually according to the scene.
- Set the White Balance to Auto.
- And set LOG mode on for optimal colour grading.
- Press record and begin walking in a straight line.
Walk at a steady pace. Bend your knees for extra stability.
Make sure the Selfie Stick is held away from your face. Otherwise you will appear in the video when you reframe it in post, to look at the subject.
To make sure this doesn’t happen, it’s best to extend the Selfie Stick above your face.
The minimum video length on Instagram is 3 seconds. So if you want 3 seconds of hyperlapse video, and you’re going to increase the speed by 16 times, you will need 16 x 3, 48 seconds of walking video.
In this case I am planning to make 3 seconds of video, including a reverse shot, sped up by 32 times. I need atleast 1.5 seconds of hyperlapse, so when I reverse the shot in post, the reverse shot fills the other 1.5 seconds to make a 3 seconds hyperlapse. I will need 1.5 x 32, 48 seconds of walking video. When I speed up 48 seconds of video by 32 times speed, the video will reduce to 1.5 seconds in length.
- Once you recorded the video, save the video to the phone, and then tap on it to edit it in the app.
- The first thing I will do is trim the video to remove the start and end when I’m faffing around pressing record. Tap Edit.
- Tap Trim.
- The Mark In point is selected by default, drag the video left and right to select the desired start point of the video.
- Then tap the Mark Out point, and do the same thing, drag the video left and right to select the desired end point of the video.
- When you’re happy, tap the Tick.
- Next I will add Pivot Points so the video focuses on your subject at all times. So drag the video to focus on your subject.
- Hold your finger down on the screen to place a Pivot Point, in this case the middle of the subject.
- Tap Pivot Point.
- Scroll the video 10 seconds later.
- Hold your finger down on the screen.
- Add another Pivot Point in the center of the subject.
- Scroll the video 10 seconds later again. Hold your finger down on the screen, and add another Pivot Point in the center! You get the idea. Keep doing this until you reach the end of the video.
- Now that all our Pivot Points has been added, I am going to add Speed for the Hyperlapse effect. So scroll the video to the beginning.
- Tap Edit.
- Tap Speed.
- In this case I am going to use 32 times speed.
- To apply the speed, drag the video all the way to the end.
- Tap the Tick when you’re done.
- The video is now ready to Export. So tap Export.
- Tap Local.
- Tap Export.
- Wait for it to finish exporting.
- Now I will add the colour grade and reverse shot in Premiere Pro. Send the exported video to the PC and open it up in Premiere Pro.
- Choose the piece of video to edit and drag it onto the timeline.
- In the Lumetri Colour Panel, I am going to give myself a colour grading headstart with the Insta360 One X LUT. Under input LUT, browse the PC for the Insta360 One X LUT and add it.
- I will increase the colour by changing the Saturation to 150.
- I will brighten the video by setting the Shadows to 50.
- It looks a bit orange so I’ll cool down the White Balance.
- I want the colours to pop out more. So under the Creative tab, I am going to add the Cine Look.
- Change the intensity to 33.
- Now that colour grading is done, I am going to add the reverse shot. Copy and paste the video.
- Join the videos together.
- Right click the video. Select Speed/Duration. Select Reverse Speed, and click OK.
- To Export your video, go to File, Export, Media, and Queue.
- I am using a custom made preset called Instagram to export high quality video. Since there is no sound, I leave Export Video checked and Export Audio unchecked. The Width and Height is set to the max resolution Instagram supports, 1080 x 1080px. Check Render At Maximum Depth.
- Bitrate Encoding is set to VBR 2 pass. Target and Maximum Bitrate is set to 16. Key frame distance is checked and set to 30. Check use Maximum Render Quality. And Time Interpolation is set to Optical Flow.
- Next choose a folder to export to.
- Export the video.
- And that’s it! You now know how to create a short hyperlapse with the Insta360 One X! Upload your video to social media and wow your friends and family! Share your video on the How To Make A Video Facebook Group!