Create amazing time lapse videos (by Instagram)

#2 Product of the MonthAugust 2014



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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
The app looks beautiful (see Instagram's announcement here). Downloading now... EDIT: Just created my first hyperlapse. Initial impressions: 1) So so simple. After the quick tutorial and camera permission prompt, you can start filming. No registration required, no feed of videos. 2) No filters. Again, going with #1, there are no filters as you might expect from an app coming from Instagram. This makes sense as the filters can be applied afterward once shared. 3) Facebook and Instagram sharing. Hyperlapse only gives you two option to share: FB and IG. You cannot post to Twitter, send via txt, etc. Hyperlapse is very much designed to enhance the Facebook ecosystem without cannibalizing consumption in its other apps.
Kevin Li@liveink · #NewStuff
@rrhoover re #2 - well there is a filter, except it's time/speed based now :)
Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@liveink yes, good point. Mindie 2.0 added fast and slow motion "filters" which similarly make a mundane video interesting.
Jim Gray@grayj_
@rrhoover #3 can probably be fixed with appropriate middleware. Main issue is that you have to convert the MP4 to GIF then Twitter will convert that back to MP4, also there's nominally a 3MB size limit for GIFs according to the Twitter API docs.
Mike Krieger
@rrhoover On #2, the way we see this is that cinematic stabilization + add-ons like Hyperlapse are to video in many ways what filters were to photos when we first launched; make things look good beyond what you'd expect given the camera sensor and have a great effort-to-output ratio
Justin M. Overdorff@jmover · BD & Product Partnerships @ Stripe
@rrhoover I've been using the app this AM and to be honest, I'm having trouble finding interesting use cases for it. In your every day life, finding something that is "worthy" of a time lapse actually seems like a high bar. Photos are a snap shot in time and have a much lower bar for what is "interesting", but a video / time lapse has a much higher bar.
Joe Anderson@anderson760 · Designer
@liveink this is similar to what we discussed, instagram had all this tech built in their current app, then added faster viewing speed params and repackaged
Kevin Li@liveink · #NewStuff
@Anderson760 you know it
@rrhoover You forgot 4) No Android support. Thumbs down
Hien Lam@hienlam1 · Blogger, speaker, leadership coach
@rrhoover I like that this doesn't have a filter. Helps me remember the moments I "hyperlapse" as is. Though as I say that, a B&W filter would be cool. But that's only coz I think everything looks better in B&W.
Jon Lax@jlax · Product Design Director Facebook
Great job on the warp stabilizer.
Brock@brockneilson · Anomaly
@jlax did they acquire this from you guys? I love the Teehan + Lax Hyperlapse tool! (http://hyperlapse.tllabs.io/)
Jon Lax@jlax · Product Design Director Facebook
@brockneilson No they did not acquire it from us. Our code was entirely based on making Hyperlapses from Google Street View imagery. So our code uses the data embedded in the API to do stabilization and some other things.
Josh Elman@joshelman · Partner, Greylock
Does it mean something special when the founder of product hunt hunts something? Oh and this is pretty awesome. Except I stopped watching my friends gopro videos two years ago so I hope these end up different!
Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@joshelman gotta maintain my #1 ranking, homie. :)
Kevin Li@liveink · #NewStuff
@rrhoover tiny trust is broken :/
Kevin William David@kwdinc · Community @Siftery. No 1 Hunter on PH🥇
@rrhoover you beat me to this hunt by a few secs :( Damn!
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@kwdinc I really wanted this one too. I just missed it.
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@rrhoover There's a RANKING!? Why was I not informed! I need to wake up earlier...
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
Perfect extension of the Instagram brand. Instagram stands for beauty, and cool tools that make it more achievable for the average person. This is back in their sweet spot, and I bet even if it's not a huge hit it will still be much more popular than features that stray away from their core territory (like direct photo messaging)
Chris Carella@ccarella · Product at Broadway Video Ventures
I just love that after years of countless startups trying to be the Instagram of Video, Instagram nailed the Instagram of Video.