The Insta360 One X makes it really easy to produce the best hyperlapses. In this tutorial you will learn the best practices, tips and tricks, and the editing workflow in the One X app to create your own amazing hyperlapses. To make a hyperlapse, you will need your Insta360 One X, Invisible Selfie Stick, Insta360 One X app, and a video editor.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Premiere Pro CC 2019, then check out my post on how to edit 360 video. Before you film a hyperlapse, you need to visualise what the finished video will look like in your mind. This will help you work out what you need to do in order to achieve the final polished hyperlapse video. Let’s get started.
This hyperlapse video was shot on ISO 200. Shutter Speed 1/60. White Balance Fluorescent. Log mode OFF. This is the result I will achieve by the end of this tutorial:
I caught an Angel in the Sky 🧚♀️ Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄 Shot with the Insta360 One X on the Invisible Selfie Stick. Settings: Manual Exposure. ISO 200. Shutter Speed 1/60. White Balance Flourescent. Log Mode OFF.
Posted by How To Make A Video on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
How To Make The Best Hyperlapses With The Insta360 One X:
BEST PRACTICE FOR HYPERLAPSE VIDEOS
Do these 3 things and you will make hyperlapse videos which your audience will love.
- Keep it short. Think about how you scroll through Facebook and Instagram really really fast, see something you like, and then move on. You have 3 seconds to grab your audience’s attention. So why not make a video which is only 3 to 20 seconds long? Now your audience will watch most or all of your video. Oppose to only watching half of your 1 minute video.
- Keep it punchy. Communicate 1 message and 1 message only. Make it easy for your audience to watch. Show them 1 cool thing per video and show it in the best way possible.
- Make it shareable. Make people go “Wow”, make them feel happy or inspired. Your video needs to evoke emotion in your audience. Think about what this emotion is. And try to capture the video in a way which increases the likelihood of the audience feeling this emotion.
HOW TO FILM A GREAT HYPERLAPSE
The best hyperlapses are the ones that are buttery smooth. Here are some tips to help you film buttery smooth video.
- Extend the Invisible Selfie Stick above your head. This will ensure your head does not come into shot when you look behind yourself in editing.
- Walk slowly. The slower you walk the more stable your video. Take your time and find a natural pace that works for you. Bend your knees when you walk for extra stability.
- Walk in a smooth straight line. Avoid jerky movements or sharp turns. The smoother your line of walk the better it looks in hyperlapse mode.
- Pause at the start and end of your video. The hyperlapse effect works better when your audience can see the normal speed and hyperlapse speed. Wait a couple of seconds before you start walking. And wait a couple of seconds after you finish walking. These moments allow the audience to process what they are looking at.
3 STEPS TO MAKE A HYPERLAPSE VIDEO
- Trim the footage. You want to get rid of the parts when you are setting up the camera.
- Add pivot points. Animate your video to point to what you want your audience to look at.
- Add speed. This will turn your normal video into a hyperlapse video.
- Additionally, you can import the exported hyperlapse video from the One X app into a PC video editor to make your hyperlapse video even better.
HOW TO TRIM FOOTAGE
- To trim the parts of the footage you do not want in the final video, tap Edit.
- Tap Trim.
- Tap the first arrow to trim the start of the video. Drag the footage left to trim the unwanted footage.
- Tap the second arrow to trim the end of the video. Drag the footage right to trim the unwanted footage.
- Once you are finished trimming your footage, tap the tick to confirm.
HOW TO ADD PIVOT POINTS
- Pivot points are used to animate and focus the video on where you want your audience to look. Scroll to the beginning of the video. Look towards your subject. Find a point on the subject you will remember. It is important to remember this point. You will use this point throughout the video to focus on your subject. Hold your thumb down on where you want this Pivot point to be. In this case, I want to add a Pivot point just below the wings.
- A set of options will appear. Tap Pivot point to add a point here.
- It is best practice to add pivot points every 10 seconds. This will allow the software to know where to look at all times. Scroll 10 seconds later. Hold your thumb down on the same point as the previous Pivot point. If you hold your thumb down in the wrong place, just tap the empty space to try again.
- Add a second Pivot point 10 seconds later.
- Scroll 10 seconds later. Add a third Pivot point at the same place as the previous points.
- Scroll to the end of the video. Add a final Pivot point at the same place as the previous points. Now your video will focus on the subject throughout the video.
HOW TO ADD HYPERLAPSE SPEED
- To add speed, go to Edit.
- Tap Speed.
- Scroll to the start of the video. Leave the first second as normal video (Down to personal preference). This is so the audience can process what they are looking at before it goes into a hyperlapse. Tap x8 speed. (I find x16 too fast for this particular video. Feel free to experiment)
- Drag the speed right up until the very last second. I leave the last second as normal video.
- Tap the tick to confirm your speed.
TOP TIP! DON’T LOSE YOUR VIDEO EDIT IN THE ONE X APP WITH THIS SIMPLE TRICK!
Sometimes your phone can crash while you are editing. This can get really frustrating after you done a lot of work! There is a really simple way to save your edit so you do not have to start again when your phone crashes. I recommend you do this every couple of minutes.
- Tap back from your edit.
- The One X app now saves the edit you were working on.
- Open the footage you were editing. Your edit is exactly the same from where you left off!
HOW TO EXPORT YOUR HYPERLAPSE VIDEO
- When you are finished editing your hyperlapse video, tap Export.
- Tap Local to export the hyperlapse video to your phone.
- You will see a preview of your video. This preview is not an accurate preview of your final video. You will need to export the video to see the finished hyperlapse video. This is because phones are not powerful enough to render a live preview of your hyperlapse video before export. Tap Export to start exporting. View the final hyperlapse video in your phone gallery. That’s it! You now know how to make a basic hyperlapse video!
HOW TO MAKE AN ADVANCED HYPERLAPSE VIDEO
- To add a reverse shot at the end of your video, you will need an editor like Premiere Pro, CyberLink Power Director, or Da Vinci Resolve. Usually it is as simple as duplicating the video clip, right click the video clip and select Reverse Video. Here is an example of how to reverse video in Cyberlink Power Director.
- Make your hyperlapse video more punchy with music. Add free music to your video with Youtube Audio Library.
- Make your hyperlapse video even more punchy with sound effects. Add free sound effects to your video with Freesound.
That’s it! You now know how to make an advanced hyperlapse video that your audience will love. Share your video on the How To Make A Video Facebook Group!