I am looking for an android app which would support following needs for generating time lapse videos:

  • working with screen off (to save energy)
  • resolution higher or 1080p
  • picture interval 5 sec or less
  • free to use (lite version)

Nice to have would be a fully free app, and self generating a movie from the frames at the end.

Right now I do use 24/7 Time Lapse Lite which meets the spec above, but a 5sec interval is too big.

Alternative apps usually needs to be active (screen).


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Framelapse freely allows variable intervals of 0.1 seconds to 10 minutes and records a movie you can replay. Unfortunately, the current version holds the screen on, but you could dial down the brightness, or ask the developer about a dark screen version.

  • It seems to me that Framelapse runs only on Android < v10, and Framlapse Pro for Android v10+. This is what the Play Store offered me for installation.
    – knb
    Oct 3, 2020 at 8:24
  • It may be possible to use the following app to turn off the screen while Framelapse runs: f-droid.org/en/packages/android.jonas.fakestandby Oct 3, 2020 at 13:43

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