Instagram Releases Hyperlapse Video for iPhone

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Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Hyperlapse, a system that turns shaky timelapses into smooth playing videos, is now an app released by the Instagram team. It is currently only available for iPhone, but there is talk of an Android release.

[...] Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they’re shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann. What was once only possible with a Steadicam or a $15,000 tracking rig is now possible on your iPhone, for free. (Instagram hopes to develop an Android version soon, but that will require changes to the camera and gyroscope APIs on Android phones.) And that’s all thanks to some clever engineering and an elegantly pared-down interaction design. [...]

The original video that was posted with the Wired article suddenly disappeared and was replaced by the above commercial. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the technology involved.

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