TechBits: stabilizing shaky video (08.27.14)

{}If your cell phone video is shaky, some free services can smooth it out:

Instagram is rolling out an app called Hyperlapse. {}It takes shaky video, and smoothes it out into time-lapse video. {}The app is only available for iPhone. {}No word on when it will roll out for Android.

The app follows months after Microsoft revealed a project that does the same thing- using the same name. {}The Microsoft Hyperlapse project page goes into some of the technology behind the video smoothing, for people who want to know how it works under the hood.

Youtube can also smooth out video- but without making it time lapse. {}It appears to match key objects in video form frame to frame, then trim the excess area of the video around the edges.