New Facebook feature lets you see Portrait shots in 3D like you’re looking through a window

Taking advantage of dual-lens smartphone cameras that capture the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background, Facebook’s new 3D photos feature brings your Portrait scenes to life with 3D-like parallax movement.

Facebook yesterday announced a new imaging feature which takes advantage of depth information between the foreground subject and the background to bring simulated 3D perspective to your Portrait mode photos, creating a feeling similar to iOS’s parallax effect where your Home screen wallpaper moves or shifts slightly as you tilt your iPhone.... Read the rest of this post here


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New Facebook feature lets you see Portrait shots in 3D like you’re looking through a window

Taking advantage of dual-lens smartphone cameras that capture the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background, Facebook’s new 3D photos feature brings your Portrait scenes to life with 3D-like parallax movement.

Facebook yesterday announced a new imaging feature which takes advantage of depth information between the foreground subject and the background to bring simulated 3D perspective to your Portrait mode photos, creating a feeling similar to iOS’s parallax effect where your Home screen wallpaper moves or shifts slightly as you tilt your iPhone.... Read the rest of this post here


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DxOMark on iPhone XS camera: “very reliable overall” & “consistently delivering good results”

The iPhone XS camera is one of the best mobile cameras DxOMark has ever tested. In many areas, it offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X and delivers “flagship imaging power”. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

DxOMark last week published their full-on review of the iPhone XS camera. We originally skipped it because DxOMark scores can be very misleading or just meaningless, but have decided to pull some choice quotes that best describe why, in many areas, Apple’s new flagship phone offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X.... Read the rest of this post here


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Filmmaker “shocked” at how good iPhone XS video capture is vs. a $10K cinema camera

Filmmaker Ed Gregory pitted his iPhone XS versus a $10,000 Canon C200 cinema camera and was shocked that the footage recorded with the phone actually looked awesome. Can you spot the difference between the iPhone XS camera and Canon’s cinema-grade camera?

iPhone XS camera vs. Canon's $10,000 C200 cinema camera - footage comparison

Having pitted his iPhone XS versus Canon’s C200 cinema camera that sells for $10,000, filmmaker Ed Gregory came away impressed by the quality of video capture on Apple’s smartphone and was “quite shocked” at how good the new Apple phone is at shooting video.

Can you spot the difference?

Writing on his blog yesterday, Ed explained he basically took a bunch of videos with both cameras over the course of a few days. He shot everything in the stock Camera app on the XS.

On the Canon side, he used the Canon RAW lite codec and set a similar focal length to the wide lens on his iPhone XS (f1.8). He then attached the phone to the top of the Canon camera and placed them both on the DJI Ronin-S stabilizer.

You can see the results for yourself on the comparison images and the video below.

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Ed was “actually shocked” at how good the iPhone footage looked on the phone itself—he’d also watch videos shot on his Canon and questioned which one he liked more. No surprises there because any piece of content displayed on that OLED panel with wide color (the P3 cinema profile), one to million contrast ratio and native HDR support looks great.

PRIMER: How Smart HDR takes iPhone photography to the next level

The iPhone footage took almost no work to color-grade in the Color Studios app, but Canon’s required a lot of heavy lifting because the C200 camera was shooting in RAW. The iPhone footage “fell apart” when viewed in fullscreen on a 27-inch iMac due to too much sharpening.

“The details just got lost and all the leaves with details just got smushed together,” he observed, while the Canon footage “still looked great.” He could have gotten rid of sharpening by shooting on his iPhone in RAW using a third-party app, like the excellent FiLMiC Pro.

iPhone XS camera vs. Canon's $10,000 C200 cinema camera - footage comparison

The dynamic range is “super impressive” on the iPhone XS camera.

Smart HDR steps into the limelight

Thanks to the new A12 Bionic chip powering computational photography advancements such as Smart HDR and real-time processing, Apple’s smartphone keeps the highlights on the bright sun while keeping details in the shadows.

TUTORIAL: How to reenable manual HDR on iPhone 8/X/XS/XS Max/XR

“This is some crazy multiple exposure processing thats been done,” he notes. “Considering this is all being done in real time in the palm of your hand. It’s super impressive.”

From the conclusion:

The iPhone camera is a smartphone camera and always will be. It is incredibly small but to be honest give completely mind-blowing results. If you are shooting to video that is intended to be viewed on a smartphone and you don’t want to do any post processing then the files strait from the app are impressive. Apple has done a great job of optimizing the output to make the files look great instantly.

“Is it as good as a cinema camera, not at all,” he summed it up nicely. “Is it the best camera I have ever seen on a smartphone? Hundred percent!”

Thoughts?


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iPhone XS Max Camera Lands High Scores In DxOMark Tests, Beats Galaxy Note 9 And Pixel 2

It has perhaps taken a little longer than we might have expected, but DxOMark has released its score for the iPhone XS Max camera, with it scoring particularly highly with a result of 105. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

It has perhaps taken a little longer than we might have expected, but DxOMark has released its score for the iPhone XS Max camera, with it scoring particularly highly with a result of 105.


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How to use FaceTime camera effects like Animoji and stickers during video calls

FaceTime camera effects including Animoji and Memoji can make video calling much more fun and personal. Make this a reality by following these steps. … Read the rest of this post here “How to use FaceTime camera effects like Animoji and…

FaceTime camera effects including Animoji and Memoji can make video calling much more fun and personal. Make this a reality by following these steps. ... Read the rest of this post here


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A quick look at real-time Depth Control in iOS 12.1

In iOS 12.1, Apple is adding real-time Depth Control to the Camera app on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Here’s how it works.

In recent weeks, developers and public beta subscribers alike have been testing iOS 12.1. For iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners, this has meant taking a closer look at the new real-time Depth Control feature in the Camera app. Here’s how it works.... Read the rest of this post here


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What is Depth Control in your iPhone camera?

Apple’s advanced dual camera system that enables portraiture photography with dynamic depth of field first appeared in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR models in 2017…. Read the rest of this post here “What is Depth Control…

Apple’s advanced dual camera system that enables portraiture photography with dynamic depth of field first appeared in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR models in 2017.... Read the rest of this post here


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Early adopters share their iPhone XS images using the hashtag #shotoniPhone

Early iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are showing off photos taken with their new devices. Now, Apple’s promoting many of these images.

Apple is offering a running list of images taken with the 12MP dual camera system found on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. In doing so, it’s promoting new features found on the devices like Smart HDR, advanced bokeh in Portrait mode, and the ability to change the depth of field with Depth Control. The photos come from amateurs and pros alike who are using the hashtag #ShotoniPhone (or #shotoniPhoneXS) across social media, including Twitter and Instagram.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPhone XS users complain about selfie camera ‘beauty mode’

Some early iPhone XS adopters are accusing Apple of implementing a so-called “beauty mode” filter to the camera’s algorithms to smooth a subject’s skin.

Some early iPhone XS adopters are accusing Apple of implementing a so-called “beauty mode” filter to the camera’s algorithms to smooth a subject’s skin. The complaints are popping up around the internet, not so much because the unknown feature apparently exists, but that it can’t be turned off.... Read the rest of this post here


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