Instagram has quietly shut down two more of its apps. Boomerang and Hyperlapse have been removed from app stores, and you can no longer find them as standalone apps. Together with shutting down the IGTV app, this is another Meta’s step of focusing on Instagram reels as much as possible.
I love hyperlapses, and I was really into the Hyperlapse app for iOS when Instagram first released it. But, it always annoyed me that it would only shoot 720p footage. There aren’t exactly many options within the app itself besides the playback speed. Now, this is probably a hack that the rest of the world have known about for years already, but it’s new to me.
And along with this tip, photographer Matthew Rycroft brings along three more. One is a similar hack for Instagram’s Boomerang app which opens up some cool creative possibilities. There’s also a blacklight hack, and a 3D hologram thingy.
We’ve seen our fair share of interesting stabilization rigs, but this one might just take the cake. It’s a Mobius action cam strapped to the top of a tri-blade boomerang.
Created by Victor Poulin of Boomerangs by Vic, this contraption uses a freely rotating swivel in the dead center of the boomerang and keeps the camera facing one direction using a dedicated rudder attached to the camera.