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The New Time Lord

By January 29, 2014Iris Beta Blog

You may not be aware, but there is a new Time Lord coming and it’s not the one you are probably thinking of. The new Time Lord that I’m talking about is Iris.

Marcus, the artist working on Iris, had a special request for Iris. Artists are a temperamental bunch, so usually it’s better to just give them what they want. In this case, Marcus wanted to make time lapse recordings of his work to post as demos. So, we set out to add this feature to Iris. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.


You can specify to capture at a certain frame rate or you can specify the amount of time between frames. Then it’s as simple as specifying how much you would like to speed up or slow down the video. In this example we’ll get a 30fps movie that is playing back 3 times faster than usual. Check out the videos below to see a demo of speeding up the captured movie.

I hope users find this feature useful. I know Marcus will. If you have a moment you should check out the inspiration for this feature at his website, I’m sure he’ll be posting some recordings of how his creations are made soon.

15 fps capture, No speed up

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5 fps capture, 3x speed up (15 fps movie)

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