Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram
Since launching nearly four years ago, it has always been a priority to bring the Instagram community simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity. Today, we’re excited to announce Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.
Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.
We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.
From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.
To learn more about what stabilization looks like in Hyperlapse, check out this video.
To learn more about Hyperlapse from Instagram, check out help.instagram.com.
Hyperlapse from Instagram is available today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It is currently only available for iOS.
Mira Nair on #Gaza Conflict
| GAZA July 29th 2014 | Got Hollywood director Mira Nair to comment on#Gaza and the following is what she said adding to a large cauldron of influential people coming out in favor of Palestine. It is most important for us to get as many people as we can to speak about this so that Israel knows it’s isolated in its action and will get increasingly isolated as time progresses. This is the 3rd Intifada and it is the duty of every muslim and every human being to do something. No big acts are required. Educate yourself on the issue and you will not be able to ignore it. Get a deep understanding. Become a volunteer. Donate Money. Voice your anger at injustice. Dedicate 10 minutes to it a day for as long as it takes. Tweet, socially network and whatever you do, don’t forget this ever. Don’t let the spark of this moment die. For Muslims, Allah is watching. For anyone else, your conscience will never forgive you for ignoring this. You won’t realize it now but Karma is taking note and your spirit will get heavier with every instance of you ignoring this.
Yes, I’m guilting you into this because if we stay quiet with something that we can easily voice our opposition to, then we will lose our voice if anything like this happens to us. We are all connected. Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. For the 10 kids in #Gaza who died in a park on Eid day.
We are with you #Gaza.
What type of Facebook user are you?
Thanks to Nayel Rahman bhai, I found out about a Quiz that tests what type of FB user you are and I turned out “Normal” which worries me. This is probably not right. I thought it’d be way worse than that, going by the amount of people I have irritated. Oh well. You can try yours athttp://www.theguardian.com/technology/quiz/2014/jul/28/quiz-facebook-what-type-of-user-facebooker-are-you-mark-zuckerberg-birthday?CMP=fb_gu
| INSIGHT |
I noticed its a trendy lil practice. Mocking has come of digital age. It’s a trendy thing to do. Legions of followers find such a practice an enlightening thing to do. A favor on society. Educating the masses. The naive. It is something I learnt about cynics last night, something by observing a certain brand of a mocking cynic. I found this wonderful passage that explains a Facebook or social media cynic who mocks any good deed, either in public or in private and keeps stressing his right to do so. I find cynics to be deeply flawed and annoying. This annoying attitude is one major source of pride for them, they are often successful and therefore other ego boosting sources may be at play. In the jungle, they’d be the hyena. Cackling at everything, even a most precise kill.
So the passage reads as below,
"The spurious universality of it is just what proves to be incorrect. Because the mocking cynic can impose his cynicism on any action or event, his superficially persuasive interpretation shows nothing illuminating about any particular event. The whole exercise is too façile. Cynical interpretation or commentary may seem to be the result of informed analysis by a sophisticated person, smart and alerted to the realities of power, savvy and worldly wise. But it is of no result at all, only tendentious interpretation. Cynics may think they have exposed our deepest motivations, but they merely impose a model on actions and events. Cynics have no special insight into human nature, merely a bleak and bitter attitude that holds them captive."