August 27, 2014
The Technology behind Hyperlapse

The folks at Instagram have detailed The Technology behind Hyperlapse. Hyperlapse is the technology for smoothing out (though it’s much more than that) time lapse videos.

Hyperlapses are a special kind of time lapse where the camera is also moving. Capturing hyperlapses has traditionally been a laborious process that involves meticulous planning, a variety of camera mounts and professional video editing software. With Hyperlapse, our goal was to simplify this process. We landed on a single record button and a post-capture screen where you select the playback rate. To achieve fluid camera motion we incorporated a video stabilization algorithm called Cinema (which is already used in Video on Instagram) into Hyperlapse.

Posted by Arcterex at August 27, 2014 03:41 PM