Moment Pro Camera App Adds Time-lapse

Moment Pro Time Lapse

Pro Camera is one of our favorite apps for the company iPhone 11 Pro Max. And it just got better.

We haven’t tested the latest version (4.0) very much due to the quarantine, but we played around with it but we can confirm it works.

Moment says it’s the best way to shoot time-lapses on your phone. Based on this feature-set alone, we’d have to agree…

We’ll take the description of how it works from Moment’s own materials so we don’t have to worry about getting it wrong.

Here’s how to make a time-lapse on your iOS device using Pro Camera 4.0.

Set your tripod, select your settings (intervals, blurs, and brackets), and start recording.
+ Manual controls for intervals, blurs, and brackets.
+ Capture full 12MP resolution and RAW frames
+ Easy 4k video export
+ Exposure bracketing to enable creating HDR time-lapses (desktop software required)

There are other cool features including exposure bracketing in photo mode, manual controls in slow shutter mode, a new horizon leveler, and the ability to change the app icon.

At only $5.99, this app is a steal and we cannot fathom why someone who’s serious about still photography or shooting video on their phone wouldn’t already have it. The upgrade to 4.0 is free, but we would have paid the $5.99 again to get it. (Quiet, don’t tell Moment that. We don’t want to give them any ideas!)

Here are the particulars:

  • Seller – Moment Inc.
  • Size – 112 MB
  • Category – Photo & Video
  • Compatibility – Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Languages – English

What about the non-time-lapse stuff? Once again, directly from Moment’s own literature, here is the very long lens of things you can expect from this app:

For Filmmakers – the features you need, not the ones you don’t. Color profiles, bitrates, dual-channel audio meters, real-time waveforms, and fast access to frame rates.

For Photographers – easier than shooting on your DSLR. Shoot in RAW (even in BURST), split focus / exposure, and manually control everything (exposure, iso, shutter speed, white balance and focus).

For Everyone Else – inspired by the pro’s we made the interface simple, fast, and easy to use. We provide getting started tips, video tutorials, and full time customer service to get you setup.

We love hearing from you. If you have any features, ideas, or feedback please email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram @moment.

Photography Features

+ NEW Timelapse mode
+ NEW full manual controls in Slow Shutter mode!
+ Slow Shutter – long exposure shots with motion blur and light trails.
+ Motion Blur – make motion in your shots buttery smooth.
+ Light Trails – turn lights into beautiful streaks of color.
+ Focus peaking – the green edges will help you dial in your focus.
+ Zebra stripes – We overlay stripes onto the over and underexposed areas in the viewfinder.
+ RAW and TIFF – Shoot photos in RAW format for better editing, or TIFF for high-quality printing.
+ Split Focus and Exposure – Take control of tricky lighting scenarios.
+ Full Manual – Control shutter speed, iso, exposure, focus, and white balance with easy to use sliders and double taps to reset.
+ Burst mode – Capture burst shots in RAW format. This is big as now you can capture action with burst but at the uncompressed quality pros want with RAW.
+ HEIF and HEVC – Seamless support for the latest Apple file formats across photos and videos.

Filmmaker Features

+ Focus peaking – the yellow edge glow will help you find dial in the focus.
+ Zebra stripes – We overlay stripes onto the over and underexposed areas in the viewfinder.
+ Color Profiles – Select from default, flat, or log color profiles to get the most out of your files in post-processing.
+ Video Bitrates – Get precise control over video quality with standard, medium, and high bitrates to choose from.
+ RGB Histogram: Dial in your video color, balance, and exposure with a live RGB histogram.
+ Waveform monitor – Evaluate video brightness and exposure across your image in real time.
+ Audio meters – Get just the right sound levels with real-time, precise, dual-channel (when available) audio levels.
+ Live Histogram – Get your exposure right every time.
+ Video Stabilization – Make your videos buttery smooth.
+ Precise Video – Change your resolution and frame rate on screen, without digging into a settings menu.
+ Anamorphic – Use the Moment Anamorphic lens to shoot amazing, letterbox style photos and videos.

Works With

+ Triple/Dual Lens Control – Manually control which side of the triple/dual lens you want to shoot with so you can use Moment lenses over either one.
+ Moment Lens – select which lens you are shooting with.
+ Moment Battery Case – Works with the DSLR-like shutter button on our photography cases for half-press and full-press capture. Take better photos, faster.
+ Apple Watch – Use your watch as a remote to shoot photos or record videos.
+ Siri Shortcuts – Quick access to capture a photo or start a video

RAW and 3D shutter require an iPhone 6S or later (6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, SE)


If you want to get professional quality results out of your smartphone’s camera, you have to treat your smartphone LIKE it was a REAL camera. The new Pro Camera App from Moment will help you get there for the cost of two drinks at Starbucks. We’ll have a more in-depth review later, but based on our current experience with the app before they added the new time-lapse feature, it’s a no-brainer. Buy it!

You can also see the other creative tools that Moment offers here, on their website.

(NOTE: Some images courtesy

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Scott Bourne

Scott Bourne (ASINWP) is a professional wildlife photographer, filmmaker, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.

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