Instagram has launched a new app – Hyperlapse – that lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. According to the app’s description, the image stabilization allows users to create “polished” time lapse videos that would normally only be possible with the use of a tripod.
In an interview with Wired.com, Instagram reveals that its image stabilization feature uses the iPhone’s gyroscope to measure the camera’s movement, which allows video to be stabilized with a simple algorithm.
Hyperlapse mimics the time lapse feature introduced with iOS 8, but it includes customization features not found in Apple’s own time lapse capabilities. Along with image stabilization, the app also lets users choose a playback speed, from 1X to 12X, and it can capture short bursts of video or shoot all day long.
Hyperlapse can be downloaded from the App Store