Moment’s Pro Camera app adds killer time-lapse tools for iPhone

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Pro Camera puts the iPhone's built-in camera app to shame.
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Shooting DSLR-quality time-lapses on your iPhone just got a lot easier thanks to a huge update to the fantastic Pro Camera app made by smartphone lens attachment company Moment.

Pro Camera 4.0’s bevy of new features gives you more detailed control for shooting video time-lapses than pretty much any other camera app we’ve seen. All you need is a tripod for your iPhone (or something to prop it up on) while the app does the heavy lifting. Photogs can now pick the intervals, number of shots, type of blur and length, unlocking a ton of creative possibilities.

“With Pro Camera 4.0 you can shoot time lapses any hour of the day with any creative effect that you want,” the company says on its blog. “Just in time for creatives to get creative when hanging around the house.”

Pro Camera 4.0’s new features

Along with the interval and frame count controls, Pro Camera 4.0 adds a calculator so you know how long it will take to get the shot you want. The update lets you use motion blur and light trails in the time-lapse too. There’s a new horizon leveler too so your shots look perfect.

For HDR-lovers, Pro Camera 4.0 lets you set exposure bracketing. You can also select your bitrate and save all of the settings as a custom preset. Time-lapses can be exported as 720p, 1080p and 4K video. And if you want to take still photos while making a video, Pro Camera 4.0 lets you export all the individual frames as 12MP RAW photos.

If all of those features sound a bit overwhelming to dive into, Moment’s got a new tutorial video on how to take advantage of all the goodies to shoot breathtaking time-lapses: