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Time Lapse Photo Apps

These apps will help you capture time lapses with a photo for a set interval over a long period of time.

GIF Toaster - GIF Maker
iStopMotion
Overlapse: Extended Timelapse
Cinamatic
OSnap! Pro • Stop Motion Lapse

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

NFB StopMo Studio
NFB StopMo Studio

NFB StopMo Studio

National Film Board of Canada – Office national du film du Canada

** EDITOR'S CHOICE IN CANADA - Featured by Apple in more than 30 countries

** EDITOR'S CHOICE IN CANADA - Featured by Apple in more than 30 countries. **
** The most complete stop motion app in the App Store. **

Shoot your stop-motion film in a simple and exciting way with this new casual creative app! With so many powerful tools, the only limit is your imagination.

Learning the concepts of stop-motion animation has...

Skyflow – Time-lapse shooting
Skyflow – Time-lapse shooting

Skyflow

Andrey Kovalyov

Skyflow is an incredibly handy and functional tool for photographers who aim for the best quality time-lapse shooting

Skyflow is an incredibly handy and functional tool for photographers who aim for the best quality time-lapse shooting!

It has many options, such as choise of shooting resolution and format, motion blur and light trails effects, HDR, panning motion and more.
After shooting is complete you'll need to export your time-lapse as a video file or image sequence.
And the most amazing feature...

GIF Toaster - GIF Maker
GIF Toaster - GIF Maker

GIF Toaster

AppMadang

Do you want to convert photo, video, burst photos and live photos to animated GIFs

Do you want to convert photo, video, burst photos and live photos to animated GIFs?

Then, why don't you use 'GIF Toaster'?
You can convert all kinds of media formats to GIF easily.
And it is the best quality GIF maker app ever!

Just download the app and enjoy GIF Toasting!
:)

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【How to Use】

[1] Select photo/video which you want to convert to GIF.
[2] Set encoding...

iStopMotion
iStopMotion

iStopMotion

Boinx Software

Join many thousands of iStopMotion fans and enjoy the excitement of creating stop motion animations (AKA claymation or stop action movies) and time lapse recordings with the highly-rated iStopMotion

Create fun stop motion animations and time lapse recordings with this photography app.

Overlapse: Extended Timelapse
Overlapse: Extended Timelapse

Overlapse

Daniel Anderson

Overlapse makes it simple to create jaw-dropping, frame by frame timelapses

Overlapse makes it simple to create jaw-dropping, frame by frame timelapses.
An overlay helps to line up with your last shot
Notifications for taking the next picture (and nothing else)

Make your own creative Overlapse or use one of these ideas:
Selfie a Day
Growing Plants
Trees Changing Colors
Seasons Changing
Pregnant Selfies
Baby Growing

You can create multiple projects and import pictures that you have in your camera roll.

The...

Cinamatic
Cinamatic

Cinamatic

Hipstamatic, LLC

Cinamatic is the best way to create beautiful short films

Cinamatic is the best way to create beautiful short films. Record multiple short clips that transform into amazing short motion pictures.

• Shoot 3 to 60 second films
• Choose from an amazing set of video filters
• Instantly post videos to Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo
• Shoot in square or 16:9 (both landscape and portrait - perfect for Instagram or Snapchat stories)
• Lots of...

Also Good

Apps with average score

OSnap! Pro • Stop Motion Lapse
OSnap! Pro • Stop Motion Lapse

It takes time.

OSnap! Pro • Stop Motion Lapse

OSnap! Pro • Stop Motion Lapse

Justin Cegnar

This cool app is simply packed with features. You can set photo-taking intervals anywhere from a quarter second up to 48 hours! Shoot portrait or landscape; lock the white balance, focus, and exposure. Choose from a variety of overlays including onion skins, brackets, and "eyes". Trigger the shutter with a...

Hyperlapse from Instagram
Hyperlapse from Instagram
Hyperlapse from Instagram

Hyperlapse from Instagram

Instagram, Inc.

Create amazing time lapse videos with Hyperlapse. Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment.

When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road...

Stop Animator
Stop Animator
Stop Animator

Stop Animator

Samuel Adams

Stop Animator creates beautiful stop action videos. With its super simple user interface, and fast, responsive performance, Stop Animator is perfect for anyone interested in making stop action or time lapse videos.
Just press start, record your footage, and press done!

We focused on making a beautifully simple design that was still...

TimeShutter - Daily Selfies
TimeShutter - Daily Selfies
TimeShutter - Daily Selfies

TimeShutter - Daily Selfies

Pixnbit Inc.

Ever wondered if you can take photos every day/week/month, and stack them into a time-lapse animation? Selfie, weight loss, babies, or home remodeling project, TimeShutter is the best tool for them all! You get perfect alignment with a guideline overlay.

Recently added new features: Unlock private albums with FaceID/TouchID/Passcode; Camera...

Timelapse Camera Pro
Timelapse Camera Pro
Timelapse Camera Pro

Timelapse Camera Pro

CATEATER, LLC

Timelapse Camera automatically captures images to create captivating timelapse videos instantly on your device. The possibilities are endless and the results are stunning using fully-automatic 16:9 HD timelapse recording. Just set the timing or number of frames, and you ready good to go.

Use the Tilt-Shift effect for awesome looking fake...

Timelapse Recorder
Timelapse Recorder
Timelapse Recorder

Timelapse Recorder

codeSTREAM

Timelapse Video Recorder is the intuitive, fun way to create time- lapse and slow-motion videos in full HD resolution! Easily record videos on your device with just one tap. It provides a pleasing clean interface to simply adjust settings like video length and speed up factor, and saves the finished...

CameraSharp Free
CameraSharp Free
CameraSharp Free

CameraSharp Free

Northnose LLC

No frills, no filters, and no Facebook: CameraSharp is all about taking the best photo. We’ve packed the iPhone camera with the advanced features you’ll need to take stunning pictures every time everywhere.

"CameraSharp is a full-featured, fast-loading camera that is all about super-creative control." -Jason Gilbert, The Huffington Post

"Easy to...

Kessler
Kessler
Kessler

Kessler

Kessler Crane Inc.

The Kessler app is an essential tool for time lapse photographers and filmmakers. With easy access to calculators, product manuals, and training videos, the Kessler app represents a toolkit and quick reference guide, all in the palm of your hand.

The Kessler app is targeted at both owners and non-owners of...

Pixel+ Camera
Pixel+ Camera
Pixel+ Camera

Pixel+ Camera

AverSys Mobile

Pixel+ Camera turns your phone into features packed SLR camera but with the ease of point and shoot camera.

Pixel+ Camera allows you to shoot in different modes such as landscape mode, macro mode, sports mode, night scene, sunset scene, or other modes according to the scene conditions; moreover you...

iMotion Pro
iMotion Pro
iMotion Pro

iMotion Pro

Fingerlab

iMotion Pro is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
Take pictures, edit your movie and export 1080p & 720p HD videos to your device or many export options.

Time-lapse is a cinematography technique which accelerates movement. It can be used to photograph cloudscapes, plants growing, crowds......

NMX Motion
NMX Motion
NMX Motion

NMX Motion

Dynamic Perception, LLC

The NMX Motion App allows photographers and filmmakers to connect to the Dynamic Perception NMX Motion Controller via Bluetooth LE and easily set up motion control time-lapse and video moves. This intuitive app uses a virtual joystick to set start and end points for 3 axis moves then program the...

Quick Lapse HD
Quick Lapse HD
Quick Lapse HD

Quick Lapse HD

CodeCraft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Ever wanted to record time lapse videos on your iOS device? Fast forward the beautiful natural moments you are recording?

With Quick Lapse HD you can adjust your videos at the desired FPS (Frames Per Second) and watch your videos come alive in amusing ways.
You can record HD videos using your...

Lapse HD/R
Lapse HD/R
Lapse HD/R

Lapse HD/R

Promanthan LLC

"To have all this capability in a smartphone is a wonder"—TUAW

Record timelapse video in true HDR and 4K HD resolution on your iPhone!

Watch the demo video and a before/after video at http://www.thaliacam.com/lapse/ios.html

How does it work?
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The patented HD/R™ technology in Thalia® Lapse™ HD/R™ takes several different exposures of the same scene...

CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera
CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera
CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera

CamRanger Wireless DSLR Camera

CamRanger

Using CamRanger hardware (purchased separately from CamRanger.com) wirelessly control your Nikon or Canon DLSR camera!

The first of its kind, no other computers or Internet needed! Just connect your camera to the CamRanger and then control wirelessly from your iOS device.

Loaded with features:
Live View
View and set parameters (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed,...

Syrp - Genie
Syrp - Genie
Syrp - Genie

Syrp - Genie

Syrp

Upping your production value with motion control just got a whole lot easier! The Syrp Genie App connects to the Genie Mini via Bluetooth for smooth motion time-lapse, video, panorama and 360° turntable product photography. You set the parameters, it does the work.

The App is simple to use and includes...

KLYPapp+
KLYPapp+
KLYPapp+

KLYPapp+

VITEC IMAGING SOLUTIONS SPA

Swipe the screen with one finger to switch between modes; in manual mode, set focus and exposure independently, apply filters and frames and ... create exceptional stop motion and time lapse videos!
KLYPapp+, the new enhanced version of KLYPAPP, brings you a complete photographic experience in a single app; it also...

iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos
iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos
iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos

iTimeLapse Pro - Time Lapse videos

Laan Labs

iTimelapse Pro makes it very easy to create a time lapse or stop motion movie, from start to finish. Choose your shutter interval, to the exact second, anywhere from 1 second up to 24 hours. Or set it to take a shot whenever a sound is made. Choose the number...

Timelapse Studio
Timelapse Studio
Timelapse Studio

Timelapse Studio

CATEATER, LLC

Watch sunrise or sunset compressed to a one-minute video. See a flower blossoming or ice melting. Observe clouds or the movements of a busy street. Create fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models. Endless possibilities. Timelapse Studio automatically captures images and creates a stunning...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Timelapse Studio Pro

Timelapse Studio Pro

CATEATER, LLC

Watch sunrise or sunset compressed to a one-minute video. See a flower blossoming or ice melting. Observe clouds or the movements of a busy street. Create fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models. Endless possibilities. Timelapse Studio automatically captures images and creates a stunning time-lapse video. Try it.

Timelapse Studio helps you to create fantastic movies with several unique features:
• Create movies in 4K Ultra High Definition with four times the resolution of Full HD.
• Build in programmable timer. Set start and stop time, duration or number of frames.
• Integrated movie editor with frame by frame preview in different speeds
• Cut, copy, paste, delete and insert frames at any position
• Beautiful timeline – Zoom in and out, never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames
• Overlay mode to visualize differences between frames for precise control
• Grid mode to position animated objects more easily
• Use volume button to take images

Enjoy amazing features:
• Import Images: Import photos from your photo library instantly with a single touch.
• Remote Camera: Get a new perspective! Use your iPhone, iPod or iPad as a remote camera connected via a Wi-Fi connection.
• Movie Effects: Give your movie the extra touch and add one of seven amazing effects.
• Movie themes: Add movie title and credits using different themes.
• Tilt-shift: Create awesome looking fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models like a toy train set.
• Locaton: Store location information to each image. This way you can see all the positions on a map. You can even export it as GPX file.
• Calculator: Simple and easy to use calculator to compute key parameters.

Full camera control:
• 4k-Ultra HD, 1080p and 720p support on selected devices
• Front and back camera support
• Full focus, exposure and white balance support

Add music:
• Add music from your own song library to your movie
• Adjust the volume of any sound track

Share your movie on the web and in your home:
• Build in movies gallery
• Publish directly to YouTube and Facebook
• Send to the Camera Roll
• Use AirPlay to stream directly to your TV
• Transfer your movies to your computer
• iTunes frame by frame export

Time Lapse Plus

Time Lapse Plus

Nitrio

Time Lapse Plus for iOS. Simple and robust time lapse app. Create amazing time-lapse video with ease. Perfect for casual user with easy to use control panel.

Create advance time lapse video with control over color and motion.

Feature:
Capture Features:
- Delay on start up so capture session does not begin immediately to prevent camera shake.
- Start Stop on user demand.
- Highest resolution Image save by default.
- Photo are save immediately so you won't lose data accidentally.
- Photo are save to internal storage for external editing [access files via iTunes].
- Remaining Shot countdown info show on capture view.
- Double Tap to lock/unlock focus point and exposure.
- Option to show Grid Guide.
- Option to Dim screen for battery saving.
- Front or Back camera support.
- Able to show capture image in small frame for reference.
- Simple UI and Easy to Use.

Project Management
- Rename, Duplicate or Delete Project.
- Project show detail such as total photos capture and project capture date.
- Show total Projects.

Render Panel
- Highest resolution video up to 4K [Devices with 12MPx and above].
- Able to set movie frame rate FPS from 1-60
- Set Video size from HD, fHD to 4K [Devices with 12MPx camera only]
- Set Video style with 8 preset styles and one custom style.
- Set Video Motion with 10 motion presets styles and one custom motion define by user.
- Movie render info is display for better understanding on video length for render output.

Style Editor
- Edit first frame and last frame style and movie clip play with style changing.
- Edit Exposure, Temperature, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Shadow, Highlight, Vibrance, Sharpness and Blur level by touch and slice.
- eg. you can create a clip start with black and white and end up with color by set the saturation for first frame into 0 and saturation for last frame to 60.
- You can combine all available parameter to create any desire color effect.

Motion Editor
- Set Frame size and position for first frame and last frame so the clip will have camera panning / zooming view.
- Frame are set within allowing margin to avoid quality drop for render clip.
- Drag to set position and pinch to set frame size.
- eg. for zooming effect, set big frame for first frame and small frame for last frame. Render clip will have an effect zooming to target point effect.
- eg. for camera panning effect [left to right], set frame position to the left for first frame and frame position to the right for last frame. Render clip will have an effect similar to panning view.
- You can combine both zooming and panning to create any desire effect.


*This is a universal app that work for both iPhone and iPad.

Thanks for your support and do visit nitrio.com for more apps for your iOS devices.

MyImageToVideo

MyImageToVideo

MekeFactory

This app generates videos from multiple images.

---- Function
* Tutorial video
1. Press the play button at the top left of the top screen to play the tutorial video.

* Make videos from images.
1. Press the icon circle button in the center of the tool bar at the bottom of the top screen to move to the image list screen.
2. Select an image.
-You can select the image you want to add to the video from the ADD button. (Multiple selections are possible).
If you want to add between lines, select the line you want to add first (the background color changes to blue) and then add it with the ADD button.
If you press the i button at the right end of the line, you can change the image and change the playback time.
-Press the EDIT button to change or delete the image playback order.
-Press the DEL button to delete all lines.
3. Once you have selected an image, press the Create Movie button on the top right to return to the top screen.
4. Press the play button on the top left of the top screen to play the created video.
5. From the arrow button on the right side of the toolbar, select “Save” to save the video.

* Set the movie playback time (initial value 1 second) for each image.
1. Press the gear button on the left of the tool bar at the bottom of the top screen to move to the setting screen.
2. After changing the playback time, confirm with the save button in the upper right.

iTimerCam - Easy self timer for photos

iTimerCam - Easy self timer for photos

MarkelSoft, Inc.

Beautiful video 10 second countdown timer for taking unattended pictures or creating time-lapse video. Audible and visual countdown from 10 to zero then takes the selected number of shots.

Perfect for your iPad or putting your iPhone or iPod Touch on a tripod and taking unattended pictures of you, your family or friends. Easily take single or multiple photos shots or create a time lapse video from multiple shots.

App setting available to automatically start countdown when starting the app, if desired.

Use the rear or back camera as well as a flash.

Take single one shot unattended timed pictures or multiple shots of 2, 5, 12, 24, 36, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 shots.

Create a time-lapse video using 12 or more shots.

Taken shots and video are automatically saved to your Photos so you can look at them later.

Zu3D

Zu3D

ZuLogic Ltd

Zu3D is a powerful yet intuitive stop-motion and video creation app.

Create your own films by taking pictures, importing videos, sprites and gifs. Then import & record sounds and music, add titles, credits and speech bubbles. When you're finished just export your animation to share with friends or upload directly to YouTube or Zu3D.com

Check out the tutorial video on http://www.zu3d.com/ipad to see just how easy it is.


Features:

Stop-motion animation
-Fully featured stop motion animation studio.


Auto-capture
- Turn on this feature (press and hold capture button) and Zu3D will detect when your hand leaves the scene and automatically take a picture.

Video editing
-Zoom out of your film to to use powerful editing tools.

Import music and sounds
-Zu3D comes with a library of sound effects and music. You can also import audio from your computer.

Automatic green screening
-Incredibly easy and powerful blue/green screening with multiple keys, and eraser tools.

Draw directly onto frames
-Add lasers and special effects. Create hand drawn animations.

Import sprites and animated GIFs
-Combine PNG and GIFs with your film.

Record narration & dialogue
-Or your own sound effects.

Speech bubbles
-Choose from a variety of different speech bubbles to overlay over your film.

Titles & credits
-Add exciting titles and scrolling credits using one of our many templates or build your own.

Time-lapse
-Create amazing time-lapse films.

Publish on Zu3D.com or YouTube
-Share your film with friends, family and the entire world on our moderated, child friendly animation gallery.

Export your film in three different qualities including HD.
-Turn your animation into a .mp4 file that you can share with friends.

Retina Display
-Get the full benefits of your retina display.

Exposure, white balance and focus lock
-Easy to use camera settings to create a professional finish.

Use front or back camera
-Switch between the front and back camera at any point

Autosave
-Your animation saves automatically so no need to worry about losing your work.


Here’s what people have said about Zu3D for the PC

"Zu3D is an intuitive and surprisingly powerful piece of software. It can be tailored to cover all age ranges and abilities. " Jason Stansfield PC Pro Magazine.

"This is great software! If you want creative, intuitive and motivational stop-motion software then look no further. Everything about this software has been very well thought out. My class absolutely love using it." Chris WildAdvanced Skills Teacher (ICT)

"Zu3D is really great software. Really powerful but the user interface is perfectly pitched; child friendly but not dumbed."
Dom Breadmore
Digital Media Artist

HEx (cam) - Video Recording + Time Lapse + Stop Motion -

HEx (cam) - Video Recording + Time Lapse + Stop Motion -

mash studio

-- HEx (cam) -- This application has many highly sophisticated functions for recording moving image.

HEx (cam) is a video recording application that can transform your iPhone / iPod Touch into a highly sophisticated camera.
It allows you to capture moving image in three modes that fully mirror a professional image recording workflow - standard recording mode, time lapse mode and stop motion mode.

- Basic specifications
-- Three recording modes ( Normal / Time Lapse / Stop Motion )
-- Focus (AF), Exposure (AE) and White Balance (WB) can be individually set and lock
-- Manual AF / AE / WB (*8)
-- Sequence ( Time Lapse / Stop Motion )
-- Frame lines to be used for framing (2 modes + adjustable line width)
-- Screen Brightness can be adjusted for shooting in darkness and to conserve battery life
-- Display current time, remaining memory and remaining battery life
-- The brightness of the Flash light can be adjusted (*1)
-- 1:1 pixel mapping preview (*2)
-- Display setting parameter.
-- Video stabilizer (Standard mode / Cinematic mode (*9) )
-- Monitor overlay tools ( Focus / Zoom )
-- Export movie to camera roll
-- File sharing in iTunes.

- Normal recording specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video resolution : 480p / 720p / 1080p (*3) / 2160p (*3)
-- Video frame rate : 240 (*7) , 120 (*7), 60 (*7), 30, 24, 15, 12fps
-- Video bitrate : iOS default quality.
-- Audio format : AAC
-- Audio bitrate : 44 kHz

- Time Lapse specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video Resolution : 480p ( 720p / 1080p(*3) / 2160p(*3) is available in the full version )
-- Video frame rate : 60, 30, 24, 15, 12 fps
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps
-- Highly sensitive mode (Auto gain up in darkness)
-- Shooting time simulation.

- Stop Motion specifications
-- Video format : H.264
-- Video Resolution : 480p ( 720p / 1080p(*3) / 2160p(*3) is available in the full version )
-- Video frame rate : 60, 30, 24, 15, 12 fps
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps
-- Onion skinning (previous frame overlay, and adjustable opacity)

- Movie list / Player specifications
-- User rating and file lock
-- Loop playback mode
-- 1:1 pixel mapping preview (*2)
-- Playback movie speed rate (-2 , -1.5 , -1 , -0.5 , +0.5 , +1.0 , +1.5 , +2.0)

- Full version specifications (Add on)
-- Video format : H.264 / Photo-JPEG
-- Video bitrate : 10 Mbps / 25 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 70 Mbps (*4) / 150 Mbps (*4 , *7) / 200 Mbps (*4 , *7)
-- Audio format : AAC / Linear PCM (*5)
-- Audio bitrate : 44 kHz / 48 kHz (*5)
-- Audio level meter (*5)
-- In Time Lapse and Stop Motion recording modes, video resolution can be 720p / 1080p (*3) / 2160p(*3)
-- 2 axis spirit level can be calibrated and the opacity adjusted
-- Golden ratio frame line
-- Display Guide image (previous video image can be overlaid and opacity adjusted) (*4)
-- Focus Peaking (showing red and green flashing dots where the suspected focus is) (*4)
-- Zebra (showing zebra stripes where the image is overexposed) (*4)
-- False Color (different colors indicate different exposure levels) (*4)
-- Exposure (showing exposure levels)
-- File sharing via Wi-Fi (recorded video files can be downloaded via Wi-Fi using browser)


(*1) Models equipped with a Flash light.
(*2) In order for this function to work, the camera resolution must be lower than the screen resolution.
(*3) Maximum resolution depends on model of iPhone used.
(*4) Only works in Normal recording custom settings, Time Lapse, Stop Motion.
(*5) Only 'Normal' Recording mode and 'Custom' setting.
(*6) Only works in Normal recording custom settings, Time Lapse, Stop Motion. Only works on iPhone 4S and subsequent models.
(*7) Maximum frame rate depends on model of iPhone used.
(*8) Only iOS8.
(*9) Only iPhone6 / iPhone6 plus

Miniatures: Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

Miniatures: Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos

hit rolls

Create time-lapse miniature movies using your iPhone!


Features:

- Control shooting interval in wide range.
- Apply Tilt & Shift blur effect.
- Increase color saturation.
- Create videos directly on your device.

With PRO upgrade you get:

- 1280x720 and 1920x1080 video resolution.
- Noise removal filter.
- Vignette filter.
- “Shutter Drag” effect, it blurs moving objects (depends on interval)
- Front-facing camera support.

All together makes everything look like it is a miniature.
No further post processing is required.

Tips:

- To avoid interruptions disable phone calls (Airplane mode).
- Use tripod or substitute to ensure your phone will not move during recording.
- Connect charger for long sessions.
- Reboot (switch power off/on) your device if the app crashes in 1080p mode.
- Do not quit the app while recording or your progress may be lost.

Amazing Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Videos Make Lilliputians of Us All.

Tilt-shift lenses sit off-center of the sensor plane of your camera
to produce photos with extremely limited depth of field,
giving the effect of a macro shot of a tiny scene.
When the effect is matched with the surreal speed boost
of many stills strung together into a time-lapse movie,
we get the other-worldly privilege of seeing real Australian
beach goers as an elaborate Playmobil scape.
Or Sydney Harbor in a bath tub...

- Gizmodo.com

Sample video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtK2TNXiw5I