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Friday, September 19, 2014

@Instagram's @HyperlapseApp films Time-Lapse Videos – Apple iPhone Amateur Wildlife Photographers filming Nature gets a boost

Ever wanted to take super realistic Videos of events that take a long time to happen or happen too quickly or too slowly to observe in real time?

Well this latest App from Instagram called Hyperlapse from Instagram does exactly that as it’s great for Nature photography as stated in “Hyperlapse For iPhone Will Revolutionize Wildlife Films”, published 8/29/2014 @ 4:00PM by JV Chamary, Forbes Magazine and Instagram's Hyperlapse app aims for smooth time-lapse Video, published  August 26, 2014 8:59 AM PDT by Lexy Savvides, CNET News.

Specifically made for the Apple iPhone, it’s got some serious Press Release treatment by Facebook-owned Instagram on their blog article Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram

Hyperlapse App time Lapse Videos – Apple iPhone Amateur Wildlife photographers filming Nature

Hyperlapse from Instagram App basically records events that occur over a long time scale and compressed the film into a shorter time faster than normal speed. You can choose how fast to playback the event, which is can be up to 12 times normal speed then save the clip and share to Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram.

Being as this is a time-lapse filming App made by Instagram, expect that it comes with some filters to allow you to edit the final film before posting it for the whole world to see. It'll be great for filming wildlife scenes that occur over a long timescale, such as ants carrying a dead butterfly, wasps building a nest or the blossoming of a Hibiscus flower.

This App will basically bring out the Wildlife photographer in all of us using your Apple iPhone and a decent Tripod to keep the camera steady. This might not be necessary though, as the Hyperlapse from Instagram App comes with time-lapse Video Stabilization Technology as described in “How to Shoot Hyperlapse Videos Without Making People Sick”, published  08.26.14 6:57 PM BY TIM MOYNIHAN, Wired.

Hyperlapse will spawn Wildlife filming – Apple iPhone getting a boost among Biologists

It won't be long before Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and especially YouTube becomes populated with short films showing natural events sped up in real-time as amateur Wildlife filmmakers use the App to film what they see. It might offer new insights into events that regularly happen around us, something Biologists toting their Apple iPhones will especially appreciate.

My main grouse with Hyperlapse from Instagram is the stated limitation on Videos, which is limited both by the memory of the Apple iPhone and the Battery life. In the case of the Apple iPhone 5 it's 45 minutes and in the case of the Apple iPhone 4 is 10 minutes. Also there no option to save the original long Video; once you press Save, that’s gone and you’re left with the time-lapse Video!

However you can get longer films simply by connecting your Apple iPhone to a Portable Battery Charger as described in my Geezam blog article entitled “How to extend your smartphone’s battery Life with a Portable Battery Charger”. 

As for memory, simply backup your Hyperlapse from Instagram Videos to Apple iCloud or even Dropbox’s iOS App Loom, both of which have ample Cloud storage for a price as explained in my Geezam blog article entitled “Dropbox acquires iOS App Loom as it steamrolls towards the launch of its IPO”.

Now if Instagram could only make an App that records super fast events then slow them down to real time, like a multiple-Lightning Strike as shown below!

Still it's one more reason to get an Apple iPhone, even the new Apple iPhone 6, if only to see the beauty of a flower unfolding before you in real-time.

Best of all there’s tons of resources to help you to make the perfect time lapse Videos, especially from CNET News as per their articles “Get started with Instagram's Hyperlapse app”, published August 26, 2014 12:09 PM PDT by Jason Cipriani, CNET News and “A quick photo primer on Instagram's Hyperlapse app”, published August 26, 2014 5:41 PM PDT by Nick Statt, CNET News.

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