How to Create a Hyperlapse Video From Your Smartphone

How to Create a Hyperlapse Video From Your Smartphone

You may have heard of the term ‘Time-Lapse Photography’ before. For those who aren’t photography geeks, it is basically a way of taking multiple photos wherein the number of frames taken are lower than the usual rate. So, when played at a normal speed, things seem to be moving faster; this is where the word ‘lapsing’ comes in. If you still do not understand, kindly take a quick look at the two types of timelapse videos below:

The Longest Way 1.0 by Youtube User Christophe Rehag 


Dubai Time-lapse 2014 by Youtube User silverkblack

If your first thought was that these videos were simply fast-forwarded, you’re completely wrong. There is another method called ‘Hyperlapse’, though, wherein videos are used and moved around and over large distances instead of using frames. This is entirely different from ‘Timelapse’, though, since the former indicates that it is made from photos and the latter is made out of an actual video. You will also notice the difference if you look at the movements of the people as they may seem cut off when Timelapse is used and will look smoother if Hyperlapse is used. Below is an example of what a ‘Hyperlapse’ video looks like:

Instagram Hyperlapse: Chicago by Youtube User Beutler Ink 

Did you just feel a sense of excitement in wanting to create your very own? Well, now you can and all you need is a smartphone! How? Just recently, Instagram released an all-new app called ‘Hyperlapse’ and yes, that’s exactly what it does. It’s simple to use, too. Just start recording and once you’re done, you have options as to what speed you’d want your final video to be. You can then choose to edit it later on or upload it directly onto your social media pages. The best thing about it is that it actually stabilizes your video once recorded, so you don’t have to worry about it being shaky or anything.

How to Create a Hyperlapse Video From Your Smartphone

Unfortunately, this application is only available for iOS users and is currently not yet available for Android users. According to Instagram’s spokesperson, “We really want to bring Hyperlapse to Android, but unfortunately the requisite APIs are not currently available on the Android platform.”

So, there you go! I guess Android users will just have to wait until they find a way for the app to be used on Android. Although there is talk of an alternative app that has been released on the play store called ‘Lapse It’. So, go check it out and enjoy creating your own set of videos to share with your friends and family!

Speaking of smartphones, check out our review of the LG G3 here: Top 5 Reasons Why the LG G3 is My Smartphone of Choice

How to Create a Hyperlapse Video From Your Smartphone


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