Instagram Adds Time Lapse Video Capture with Image Stabilization

27.08.2014 14:52

Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram

Watch the video here


Since launching nearly four years ago, it has always been a priority to bring the Instagram community simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity. Today, we’re excited to announce Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.

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

We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.

From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

To learn more about what stabilization looks like in Hyperlapse, check out this video.

To learn more about Hyperlapse from Instagram, check out

Hyperlapse from Instagram is available today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It is currently only available for iOS.



Time lapse videos are sped up to show longer footage in a shorter period of time. For example, you can record the sun rising and use time lapse to show all of your footage in seconds.

To shoot a video with Hyperlapse:

  1. Tap the circle at the bottom of the app. While recording, you'll see a timer on the left that shows how long your recording is and a timer on the right that shows how long your video will be once it’s sped up.
  2. Tap the circle again to stop recording.
  3. Use the slider to choose a speed for your video. By default, speed will be set at 6x.
  4. Tap the checkmark in the top right to save the video to your device's camera roll. When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to give it a cinematic look.




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