Instagram started life years ago as an iOS-only app before finally expanding to Android and then Windows Phone. Now the company is going back to its iOS-only roots by launching a new app called Hyperlapse.
Hyperlapse allows users to record time lapse videos using their iOS device. To capture a video, you simply open the app, tap the circle at the bottom of the screen to start recording and then tap it again to stop. Once your video is recorded, you use a slider to choose a speed for your video from 1x to 12x. Video is also automatically stabilized to give it a “cinematic look.”
Once your video is captured, you can save it to your camera roll. Since this is an Instagram app, you’ll also have the option of sharing your video to Instagram. However, it’s worth noting that while you can technically make your Hyperlapse video as long as your internal storage will allow, Instagram videos can only be up to 15 second long. Since you can save Hyperlapse videos to your camera roll, though, you can share them to other sites that way.
Hyperlapse is now available for iOS devices running iOS 7 and up. That includes the iPhone 4 and up, the iPad and the 5th generation iPod touch.
Instagrammers have been able to share clips directly from within the app for a while now, but Hyperlapse lets folks get a bit more creative with their videos. There’s no word yet on when we might see Hyperlapse hit other platforms, but here’s to hoping that it doesn’t take as long as it took Instagram to spread to Android and Windows Phone.
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