Instagram’s multiplying, and by that we mean it’s extending its reach with a new, free video-sharing app called Hyperlapse. This makes it the second app the online mobile photo-sharing platform’s announced this year – just a month back, it quietly unveiled Bolt.
If the name of the new standalone application isn't obvious enough, we’ll spell it out for you; it lets you take and play videos with seamless, fast playback. And of course, post it online too.
Instagram’s announcement on its blog explained the feature as “a technique where video is captured at a lower frame-rate than normal, and then played back at a standard frame rate”.
How different is this from the video posting you can do on Instagram? Very. For one, Hyperlapse lets you capture the whole process of a motion that take a while to complete – such as a flower blooming or even catching the entire sunrise in 10 seconds and post it up in a short, consolidated video.
If you attempted to do this on Instagram itself, you won’t be able to increase the pace of the video play back (Hyperlapse does this up to 12 times the speed), and you’d have to select a small portion to put online.
Another difference is that Hyperlapse uses an in-house stabilisation feature to smooth out the video in motion from your handheld shoot. This gives the video a cinematic feel, instead of the shoot and post as-is limitation on Instagram itself.
This also means that you don’t need a bunch of bulky, expensive tripods and camera equipment to recreate a moment that looks like it came out of a David Attenborough documentary.
And sorry all you Android kids, Hyperlapse is only available for iOS users at the moment.
[Source: Business Insider]