In order to make a cool looking time-lapse video you need patience, a good plan, and some nice photo-editing software… Or Instagram’s new app Hyperlapse.
Well, Hyperlapse doesn’t actually create a time-lapse videos (time-lapse videos typically use an immobile camera and are taken over long period of time) but the new app does create a similar effect.
Instagram writes in a blog post: “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.”
The app was released today and the internet is already flooding with #hyperlapse videos. The new app is pretty simple to use. You tap once to start recording, tap again to stop, and then choose a playback speed. The app stabilizes the video and spits out a very cool looking clip.
Instagram writes: “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.”
Here’s a video about Hyperlapse from Instagram.
At the moment, Hyperlapse is only available on iOS devices. Instagram did not say when the new app would come to Android or Windows phones.