A Guide To Making An Infinite Flight Timelapse
In this tutorial, we’ll be looking at:
- Getting the footage
- Speeding That Footage Up
- Exporting that to your camera roll, so you can do what you want with it (e.g. upload to the YouTube)
Before we get into this, let’s makr sure we’re on the same page! For this tutorial, I am using an iPad Pro (2018) running iPad OS 13.5.1
Apps You Will Need
Infinite Flight - Duh! 🙄
iMovie (this should be pre-installed on your device. If not, it is free on the App Store)
After you have completed your flight, head over to the Settings app. You may want to consider turning on “Do Not Disturb” and make sure “silence” is set to always so you don’t get any notifications. Notifications will be recorded, including sound and banner, so I highly recommend this.
Next, still in Settings, go to “Control Centre” from there, go to “Customise Controls”. Add the “Screen Recorder”. Note, once you have added it, it will always be there. So, you won’t need to add it before you record each and every flight, only the first time.
Now, go into Infinite Flight. Go to the replay section, get to where you want the recording to start, select your camera view. Now, access the control centre. If you’re not sure, this is what I mean by that.
See that little round record button under the vloume control? Click that, it will count down from 3 then start recording.
Once it starts, go back to IF. Tap play, hold down the screen for a few seconds, and the UI will disappear. Once you’re replay has finished - or you have got to where you want the recording to end - go back to the control centre, anc tap the screen recorder button again.
You can now come out of Do Not Disturb if you so wish.
Great! Now we have our video. Note: it can take a while to appear in the camera roll, just be patient with it. Now, go into iMovie.
You’ll see a + button in the tp left.
Now, you need to select a movie. This allows you to work freely, apposed to having a trailer template.
You’ll then see your camera roll popup. Tap the video you just recorded, and press “create movie” at the bottom.
At the bottom, you can see your “Timeline”, a representation of your video in linear form. Tap the part of it where your video is. At the bottom, you’ll see a button to control speed, volume, text, and themes. Click the volume, and set that 0%, then speed, and set that to 2x.
Now, with a long piece of footage, you may need to do more than 2. But, how?
Well, you need to press “Done” in the top left. Plress the shar button, then save video.
Go back to edit. Tap again on the video in the timeline, and delete it in the bottom right.
Then in the media panel in the right of the screen, press video, and add in the new, speed up version.
Like before, click on the timeline, and speed that up by 2x.
Repeat these steps until the video is quick enough for your liking.
Want to add music? iMovie has a nice set of copyright free music. In the media panel,select audion, soundtrack, then add any of the tracks you