It took them a while, but it looks like Google is finally ready to release its Motion Stills to Android devices. However, since Motion Stills for iOS aims to turn Live Photos into sharable GIFs and Android does not have Live Photos, Motion Stills for Android is a little different.
According to Google, Motion Stills “lets you capture short videos and transform them into beautiful cinemagraphs or sweeping cinematic pans”. In other words, you can either take short three-second Motion Still clips, or capture in Fast Forward mode to take a timelapse-like video.
Motion Stills are just short clips of up to three seconds long. Once captured, you can choose to share as a video or as a GIF. Fast Forward is similar, however, you can take up to a minute long video. After that, similar to Hyperlase on iOS, you can speed up the video from two time to eight times the original speed. Since Instagram Hyperlase isn’t available on Android, this is a great alternative for users.
To make things even better, Motion Stills on Android lets you change the fast forward speed as you like, even after the video is shot and saved; you only get one chance to pick the speed on Instagram Hyperlase, and you will have to stick with it forever. Like Motion Stills on iOS, the Android version will also use Google’s “advanced stabilisation and rendering technology” to help videos appear smoother.
Motion Stills is available for free now on the Play Store.
(Source: The Verge)