Instagram launches “Hyperlapse” app

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Instagram has this evening launched a new app – “Hyperlapse” is designed for creating short timelapse videos.

Apparently the way it works is by slowing the frame rate at which video is recorded, so that when you play it back events happen much quicker. It also appears to apply some smoothing algorithms (not unlike this) so that the resulting video appears nice and smooth, and doesn’t jerk about.

The results seem really nice too – here’s one such video shot on the app:

The app will be available from 6pm today – though only on iPhone at the moment.

James O’Malley
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