Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices

Technology is pretty amazing when you take a moment to stop and truly appreciate how far things have come. Back when our folks were kids, they were filming silent, choppy videos on Super 8. And today? There are a number of mobile apps available to shoot hiqh-quality video -- with sound! -- on your smartphone. One of them is Instagram, which now supports time lapse videos.

It's called Hyperlapse, and it allows you to take high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. That's a pretty big deal -- taking time lapse videos usually requires holding a phone or camera perfectly still while you film what's going on. However, Hyperlapse comes with built-in stabilization technology to mimic what used to only be possible with pricey hardware.

"We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a Hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there," Instagram stated in a blog post.


Not every situation calls for a Hyperlapse video, but when applied appropriately, you can create some nifty videos like the ones you see on television. Some examples include documenting your commute to work or down a scenic path en route to nowhere in particular, preparing a meal, or catching a sunset.

Hyperlapse is available now for iOS -- no word yet on when Android and Windows Phone users will be able to join in the fun. In the meantime, you can learn more about Hyperlapse from Instagram's help center.

Via:  Instagram
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