Everyone knows time-lapse recordings of stuff like sunset, birth, flower blossom opening and plant growth/decay. RNS::’s Rapid Movie plans to bring this capability to your Treo…can it stack up?
Rapid Movie’s GUI is very simple. You get a preview of the camera image where the black rectangle is in the image(due to LCDOverlay). The toggle at the bottom left let’s you set up the recording frequency.
Once running, the program displays each captured frame on-screen:
Rapid Movie can create single shots, Quicktime MOV’s and ‘bunches of jpg’ files:
A variety of prefs settings exist to customize the program to ideally match your needs. For example, the program can stop recording automatically after a preset time or when card space runs low:
Last but not least, here are is a sample of what the program does:
MOV file of a subway train closing in(Treo 680)
This review looked at version 1.0 of Rapid Movie on a Treo 680. The program needs 120k of RAM or memory card space for itself. It also needs a memory card for the files – I recommend a decently fast card with at least 50MB free….
Overall, Rapid Movie delivers what it promised…time-lapse recordings for Treo. If the resolution/quality of your Treo’s camera is good enough for your needs, the 15$ can be a great investment…especially if you use thje discount code CHEAPERMOVIE to get 20% off at the TamsShop(valid forever, btw)!