Instagram introduced a new video app Tuesday that collapses long, shaky timelapse videos into smooth, professional-looking clips.
The new app, called "Hyperlapse," uses image stabilizing algorithms to iron out the jolts and tremors that typically mar timelapse smartphone footage, creating what the company calls "a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment." Users can set playback speeds at 1 to 12 times the speed of the real world, collapsing prolonged shots into a few speedy seconds.
"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," Instagram wrote in its announcement of the new app, which is now live in the iOS App Store for iPhones. An Android version is also in the works.