We already know how trending Instagram and its “hash tags” & “selfies” are among the teenagers today, and even many celebrities have profiles on Instagram, sharing photos and videos of their personal and professional lives with fans. As of September 9, 2013, the company has announced a total of more than 150 million monthly active users, increasing phenomenally day by day. Maybe that is the reason, Instagram held a position among Time’s 50 Best Android Applications for 2013.
It has been four years since its inception and has always been a priority to bring for the Instagram community, simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity to their maximum capabilities. This article is going to review a new app from Instagram to capture high-quality time lapse videos, the Hyperlapse.
Earlier, time-lapse videos required 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 feature that was previously possible with expensive equipment only.
Hyperlapse is designed to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create Hyperlapse movies. Instead, you just open up straight to the camera, tap a button to start or stop the movie, choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll and voila! Your time lapse movie is ready. Then you can share your video on Instagram easily from there.
Now you can make wildlife and nature videos just from your phone, like a 30 second time-lapse clip for unfolding of the petals of a flower or maybe capture the entire sunrise or sunset, without needing any other expensive equipment. Hyperlapse could help us in understanding the living world around us by encapsulating behaviour of animals and plants into short, easy-to-watch videos.
But there are limitations to filming nature’s movements. Hyperlapse only captures up to 45 minutes of footage on an iPhone 5 (or 10 minutes on an iPhone 4). And even if you could record for longer, the length of videos is restricted by a phone’s battery life or memory size.