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Instagram’s Hyperlapse time lapse app hits the iPhone

Facebook’s photobooth gets flashy slow-mo action app
Wed Aug 27 2014, 15:26
Instagram has released a time lapse capture app

INSTAGRAM has brought out Hyperlapse, a time lapse video-recording app for the Apple iPhone.

Instagram's Hyperlapse proposition runs counter to the Insta part of the outfit, and instead takes video over a long period of time. As well as letting users take long videos to show in short format, Hyperlapse can also steady the shot, making the content viewable.

"Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film," Instagram said. "Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilisation 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."

The app is available now in the Apple App Store. Instagram said it is only available there, but it is free and users do not need an Instagram account to use it. We downloaded it and used it to record a video of a dog.

Once it was saved, and our approval given, it was put in our videos folder and we were offered the chance to share it on Facebook and Instagram, which we resisted. Videos can be saved in a range of speeds up to x12.

Instagram, which lets users share photos of their lunch and twerks, is part of Facebook, and is rather popular. In late 2013 it had some 150 million users. Nokia was also rather desperate for a piece of the Insta action, and Instagram is now available in beta for Windows Phone.

Recently Instagram stepped up its rivalry with Snapchat and launched the Bolt application, which lets users send and share images and content with a minimum of button clicking. µ


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