Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos

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Instagram just announced the launch of a new app called Hyperlapse, which lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos. This can even be done while the user is in motion.

Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

"Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film," the company says in a blog post. "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."

"We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible," it adds. "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."

Stabilization for Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

You can learn more about how to use it here.

The app is only available for iOS for now. No word on when we might see an Android version. Of course Instagram itself was available for iOS for a long time before it launched an Android app, do don't hold your breath.

This is the second time we've seen a new standalone app come out of the Instagram camp in less than a month. In late July, the company launched photo messaging app Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.

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