We put Instagram’s Hyperlapse app to the test in Times Square

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Instagram has a new app out today. It’s called Hyperlapse, and promises to help iPhone owners shoot smooth, professional-grade video clips. You can speed them up and make time-lapse footage, or chose a slower pace to see Instagram’s special image stabilization algorithms in action. To keep things steady, Hyperlapse relies on your iPhone’s gyroscope rather than searching for traditional scene references like angles and high contrast tracking points. Having to compute all that information would murder your battery, and turning to the hardware’s existing sensors is a clever way of avoiding the hassle.

To get an idea of just how good Hyperlapse is at keeping things smooth, we took it for a walk through midtown Manhattan — a challenging…

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