Instagram Hyperlapse pros and conss

Instagram Hyperlapse
Instagram Hyperlapse

Instagram recently launched Instagram Hyperlapse, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.This Technique  has been used previously by Professional photographers and Videographers’ to display an event of hours ,in few seconds is available directly in your phone. Instagram Brings this technology to our phone.

Hyperlapse is actualluy a separate app from their original Instagram app. The First thing that struck my mind “I hope its not another Facebook messenger Catastrophe!” .However The logic behind a seprate app was justified by the fact the app has immense potential and squeezing into instagram would steal its thunder!

Normally to Shoot Such a video you have to hold your phone still. Hyperlapse provides built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses with an extremely  cinematic look, quality and feel,something that was earlier possible only using expensing equipment .

They Key Points

  1. When you open up the Hyperlapse app, it instantly shows a full screen view of what is before your camera, and in the middle of the screen is a circle that you tap to start recording. On the left and right of the circle, numbers will start showing up, with the numbers on the left being the actual length of the footage you’ve taken, and the right the length of the shortened ‘hyperlapsed’ version.
  2. After you’re done recording, you can opt to increase or decrease the speed of the footage as you like. It’s simple and intuitive to use, and at face value it just looks great. The stability function also works like a dream, making filming with shaky hands or while moving incredibly easy.
  3. You can shoot a video for up to 10 minutes if you have an iPhone 4, or up to 45 minutes if you have an iPhone 5.
  4. Hyperlapse allows you to choose different speeds. By default, videos are set to 6x. A 6x speed means that your Hyperlapse video will be 6 times faster than its original recording. For example, a 60-second video at 6x would end up being 10 seconds long after it’s sped up.

 The Limitations

  1. When the footage is sped up, it doesn’t keep the audio footage.
  2. Also, the app has problems when the area you’re filming isn’t well-lit, so filming indoors on a gloomy day may be an issue for some. The lack of adaptability is frustrating, especially for people who would like the flexibility to whip out their camera and film instantly
  3. The worst problem of all is that Hyperlapse is not available on Android! Once again, there is a good reason for this, albeit a frustrating one.Right now, you can use Hyperlapse on devices with iOS 7 and up (iPhone 4 and up, iPad and 5th generation iPod Touch).
  4. You can’t edit or add filters to your video within the Hyperlapse app.

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