Very cool new video time-lapse/stabilization app for iOS from Instagram. I’d never heard of “hyperlapse” until that research paper from Microsoft a few weeks ago. But while Microsoft was publishing research, Instagram was building an app that will soon be in the hands of hundreds of thousands of people.
From the profile by Cliff Kuang for Wired:
By 2013, Dimson was at Instagram. That put him back in touch with
Alex Karpenko, a friend from Stanford who had sold his start-up
to Instagram in 2013. Karpenko and his firm, Luma, had created
the first-ever image-stabilization technology for smartphone
videos. That was obviously useful to Instagram, and the company
quickly deployed it to improve video capture within the app. But
Dimson realized that it had far greater creative potential.
Karpenko’s technology could be used to shoot videos akin to all
those shots in Baraka. “It would have hurt me not to work on
this,” says Dimson.
“It would have hurt me not to work on this” — that’s the sort of passion that leads to great new products.
★ Tuesday, 26 August 2014