Hyperlapse’s Best Feature: Real-Time Image Stabilization

Ross Miller, writing for The Verge (I’ve had this tab open in the background since October):

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s standalone video app that debuted this past August, is touted for its ability to make dead simple time lapses. But if you really want to enjoy the best feature of Hyperlapse, don’t speed up the footage. The result is some of the smoothest video we’ve seen from a phone — the kind of stuff that could otherwise take thousands of dollars in professional equipment to achieve comparable results. Student art films will never be the same again.

It really does work amazingly. You lose resolution and wider field of view, but the stabilization is terrific.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014