Instagram Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video

Hyperlapse has been out for 3 weeks now, surprisingly there’s only about 319k #hyperlapse hashtagged on Instagram. For some reason, I’d expected there to be a lot more, perhaps a million at least, but I guess capturing video is more of a hassle compared to taking a photo. There’s also not as many opportunities to sit still long enough to get a worthwhile 10 to 15 second time-lapsed video.

My first attempt was to record about a minute’s worth of traffic on the freeway from our window. This equated to a 15 second time-lapsed video at about 6x speed (by default):

Instagram’s tumblr blog post had some great examples of interesting subject matter to record, from a plane taking off, riding on a train, on a bicycle or simply following your kid around. The great thing about this is that you don’t have to be super-still to get a decent video.

Another one below of some birds while we were sitting at the bench next to the river.

Posted: September 15th, 2014
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