Facebook has been busy the last several months, with some changes to Facebook itself, not to mention the creation of other apps such as Slingshot in addition to the company’s push for Facebook Messenger to become the default messaging app for Facebook users. Now, Facebook-owned Instagram is back to provide another app for Facebook users. The new app is named Hyperlapse.


Hyperlapse is an app that records motion at slower times than current smartphone cameras allow so that your slow-motion videos come out with an improved quality in video production. To do this, Hyperlapse includes image stabilization technology that allows you to shoot and upload excellent videos even if your hands are shaking when you film the video. Think of it as a sort of video image stabilization for those whose smartphones lack the capability.

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Instagram’s newest Hyperlapse will allow Instagram users to upload quality video in the same way that they upload quality images via Instagram’s photo upload app. Instagram’s Hyperlapse adds a capability to current smartphones that normally costs $15,000 or more (with special equipment). Smartphone cameras are truly starting to compete with DSLRs.

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Currently, Hyperlapse is only available on iOS (for free) but is headed to Android soon. Head on over to the App Store on iOS and give it a try.