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Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Aims for Smooth Time-Lapse Video

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Instagram wants to make dynamic time-lapse videos easier with a standalone app called Hyperlapse. Time-lapse photography is a popular technique that has been used by photographers for years. Images are taken at set intervals over a long period and then sped up in a video to make it look like time is passing quickly. A hyperlapse uses a similar technique, except the camera itself is moving across a large distance as images are being shot — for example, by moving the tripod between each shot, or taking images from a moving vehicle. This can add a cinematic quality to finished videos, but traditional hyperlapses can be time-consuming and complex to make. Instagram’s implementation, announced Tuesday, focuses on ease of use. There is no login required to use the Hyperlapse app. When it launches, you are presented with the video camera. Use the start/stop button to record and the green check mark to save direct to the Camera Roll.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.