Hyperlapse (application)

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Hyperlapse, a video software application, is primarily designed to create hyperlapse and time-lapse videos. The 18.8 MB app supports a wide range of up to 27 languages, including but not limited to English, Spanish, French, and German. It allows users to record up to 45-minute videos in a single take, utilizing an image stabilization algorithm[1] for a steady video output. The app also offers the flexibility of modifying playback speed from 1x to 40x, but lacks Instagram-like filter options. As of now, Hyperlapse is only available for iOS devices, although there is speculation about a future Android version. The app was notably used in the making of Fall Out Boys’ “Centuries” music video. However, as of March 1, 2022, Instagram[2] has pulled the app from app stores.

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Hyperlapse is a mobile app created by Instagram that enables users to produce hyperlapse and time-lapse videos. It was released on August 26, 2014. The app enables users to record videos up to 45 minutes of footage in a single take, which can be subsequently accelerated to create a hyperlapse cinematographic effect. Whereas time-lapses are normally produced by stitching together stills from traditional cameras, the app uses an image stabilization algorithm that steadies the appearance of video by eliminating jitter. Unlike Instagram, the app offers no filters. Instead, the only post-production option available to users is the modification of playback speed which can range from 1x to 40x normal playback speed.

Initial releaseAugust 26, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-08-26)
Stable release
1.3.4 / August 21, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-08-21)
Operating systemiOS
Size18.8 MB
Available in27 languages
List of languages
English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
TypeVideo software
A video made with Hyperlapse

The app is only available on iOS devices, but Instagram suggested in August 2014 that an Android version would likely be made available in the near future. Fall Out Boy's music video for "Centuries" was filmed using the Hyperlapse app.

Hyperlapse was removed from app stores by Instagram as of March 1, 2022.

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