Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Hyperlax hosts a real-time feed of Instagram’s hyperlapse videos.
Instagram’s hyperlapse feature allows you to fit more content into their 15-second video limit than a clip in real time would allow. It’s not the most commonly-used feature on the app, but it does let users get creative with what they post to their timelines. Hyperlax is a fun project created by developer Taylor Crane. The site plays a continuous feed of Instagram’s hyperlapse videos, along with a carefully-selected musical soundtrack taken from Soundcloud. Videos are added to the site almost immediately after they’re uploaded, so there’s always content to cycle through on the site. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Watching Hyperlax is somewhat similar to viewing Snapchat’s Story feature. Being able to passively watch as the site cycles through videos from around the world is a much different experience than browsing Instagram on your own or searching for hashtags on the app. It’s pretty interesting to be dropped into different locations around the world, as people post videos of their daily lives or of prominent monuments like this windmill in Belgium (pictured left). It’s a well-made project with lots of cool features that can provide tons of entertainment. Start uploading hyperlapse videos to Instagram and watch them appear on the feed, or, again, just sit back and watch the feed of everything else.