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  1. Hello, I know that most cameras for 4k shooting can get up there in price, so curious for those that may have knowledge about this to give in input. I'll be attending a few concerts early next year and thought to upgrade from my old Sony DSC_WX35 that did well for 1080p recording to do some 4k recording. I know some may say to just use your phone camera to record, but I guess for me, when it comes to recording video I'm more of a Point-and-Shoot camera than using a phones (more or less my recently purchased OnePlus 6T definitely doesn't do that well in low light.) So curious what recommendations there are that don't break your wallet, so I'm hoping something that's under $700 maybe even $600. As these will be used for concerts (low-light). I saw a few but unsure if they are that great. I know a few have recommended to me the Sony RX100 (IV/V/VI) but those are definitely on the upper price range, even the IV. The below are some I saw that seem reasonably priced: Sony DSC-HX99 Canon PowerShot SX740 Panasonic LX10 Panasonic DMC ZS100 Of course open to others, but I guess overall for me is how the 4k recording is, and I think for the most part most only allow up to 5mins of recording, correct? {And then I'd most likely need to purchase a memory stick for it too.} Thank you.
  2. Nokia has been back in the business for a while now. The company has been working with HMD and has introduced some decent devices recently. Today Nokia announced another device which is, in fact, the first device with a notch on the top. The new Nokia X6 is a mid-range device with a premium design. It comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is Nokia’s first device with a notch and has a 16 MP front camera with face unlock. Coming to the back is a dual-camera setup with a standard 16 MP camera and a 5 MP monochrome sensor. Apart from this, the device also has a fingerprint scanner on the back. Nokia X6 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage options. The device also has a hybrid slot for expandable memory. The device comes with a 3,060 mAh and has a USB-C connector which supports up to Quick Charge 3.0. Nokia X6 comes with Android 8.1 out-of-the-box and will get Android P update later. The device will go on sale in China on 21st May and will be priced starting CNY1,299 ($204) and going up to CNY1,699 ($266). You can pick up the device in blue, black and silver colors. Source nokia
  3. This is how the world’s most covetable cameras get made Have you ever wondered what goes into that ‘Handmade in Sweden’ inscription? This past December, I took a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, to visit the place that storied camera brand Hasselblad calls home. For Hasselblad, it was an effort to introduce and endear itself to a wider audience than the dedicated photography pro or enthusiast. For me, it was a chance to look behind the marketing curtain and see in person how the (frightfully expensive) magic gets made. Every one of Hasselblad’s most recent X1D cameras comes stamped with a “Handmade in Sweden” inscription, and I was curious to find out just how well-earned that tagline is by the actual production and assembly of these cameras. Everything about Hasseblad’s products is big: these cameras have large medium format sensors with ridiculously high resolution — 50 megapixels on the X1D, but there’s also a 100-megapixel H6D and a multi-exposure 400-megapixel camera now, too — which have earned the company a grand reputation and a lot of high-profile admirers. The prices aren’t small either, with the most affordable X1D model starting just shy of €10,000 for the camera by itself, with lens prices starting at over €2,000. Visiting Hasselblad’s main offices, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the array of famous photos on the wall: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Bridges, the Moon landings, and the Beatles crossing Abbey Road, all shot with a Hasselblad. Even the Hasselblad shutter sound, which I heard up close and personal for myself while trying out an H6D, is perfectly iconic. I found it instantly familiar not because I’d used a Hasselblad before, but because it’s the signature shutter sound that everyone creating artificial shutter sounds for phones and pocket cameras has been copying. This company is a giant in the history of photography. This is why it comes as a shock to discover how tiny Hasselblad, the business, actually is. The entire headquarters, including device assembly, storage, and offices for software development and other operations, is a nondescript three-story building. Anyone who’s attended an English secondary school will find the bland brickwork instantly familiar. There’s simply nothing glamorous to signal the glorious work being done inside. And I get the sense that the people working at Hasselblad very much like it that way. One of Hasselblad’s workers summed it up neatly as “so small and so personal“. Hasselblad sells fewer than 10,000 cameras per year, so it doesn’t need an abundance of space to store or produce them. Above the ground floor, which serves as the company’s warehouse, is the “factory” floor where all the various components are put together and tested to pass exacting standards of quality and durability. While I was there, Hasselblad was busy producing X1D cameras. These are the cheapest, most portable, and most versatile model in its range, and their widespread popularity has surprised Hasselblad. At the earliest stages of assembly, all the tools being used are for minuscule parts and adjustments. Hasselblad doesn’t manufacture any of its parts on site in Sweden, but it puts every screw in place, calibrates, and tests everything to exhaustion. One Hasselblad worker told me that she knows a part is correct just by the feel of it under her thumb, but she checks the measurements just to be sure. Tolerances for measurable imperfections are incredibly low: the length of each Hasselblad camera has to be within 0.02mm of its spec. Yes, that’s narrower than the breadth of a human hair. In most cameras, the shutter mechanism is akin to a curtain that sits in front of the sensor and lifts up when you want to capture a photo. That’s not so with Hasselblad, which chooses to integrate the shutter into the lens instead of the body. Built like an aperture, with eight carbon fiber blades, this shutter introduces less vibration than the usual system, plus it allows photographers to sync their flash up to a much faster speed (1/2,000 of a second). The above is a shutter testing rig that puts each part through a few hundred cycles of opening and closing. The testing is almost entirely automated and the human attending the process is there mostly as a supervisor. This part of the production process was to remove any stray dust and to validate that the full shutter assembly is correct and ready. Specks of dust are a pervasive problem when handling such sensitive photographic gear, and I had to wear one of those lab coats and a hairnet as well. These densely printed circuit boards grace the back of the 50-megapixel medium format sensor that goes into every Hasselblad X1D. Each of these sensors is manufactured by Sony. As Hasselblad puts it, “Everybody uses the Sony sensors, because you have to.” But where the Swedish company believes it sets itself apart is in the calibration and tuning of that sensor. Hasselblad believes it produces colors that are more true to life than anyone else, and it does have its own color profile, though ultimately the company says it all comes down to how much time you spend perfecting that calibration. Hasselblad dedicates a lot of time to that, and others seem unwilling or unable to match that commitment. For reference, Fujifilm’s GFX 50S is built around the same 50-megapixel Sony sensor, though it is designed and built in a vastly different way to the X1D. This ominous-looking overhead drill is used when assembling the image sensor with the lens mount and the shutter release button. There’s still a considerable amount of the promised “handmade” work with Hasselblad’s cameras, and one of the striking things about the company’s facility is how basic most of the tools are. This isn’t so much about advanced manufacturing techniques as it is about scrupulous quality control. Any accessory or peripheral that you might need for your Hasselblad camera can be procured from Hasselblad itself, and it’s produced in the same spot as the cameras. The above is a tilt and shift adapter for more creative photographic techniques. This is the assembled main compartment of a Hasselblad H6D, with the signature orange shutter button at the top and the mirror mechanism (for the optical viewfinder) sitting in front of the image sensor. A little peek behind the mirror at that enormous sensor. Once a camera body has been put together and cleared the first set of tests and checks, it is filed away neatly with a signed release from the person who inspected it. Swedish bureaucracy at work. Hasselblad keeps a selection of so-called golden backs, which are perfectly calibrated sensors that the company uses to test its new cameras against. Some of these are pretty ancient by this point, but they still do the job of setting the standard to which Hasselblad’s new hardware needs to adhere. My personal favorite. Assembly and testing are very closely coupled at Hasselblad. The station where a new digital back is put together sits only a few steps away from this testing rig where that new part can be checked and verified to be performing according to spec. Hasselblad uses these big spheres to generate the most uniform color possible, and then it hooks up its cameras to one end and checks to see how well they reproduce that color. Testers put each camera through a full battery of checks, with and without memory cards, and it all gets recorded in Hasselblad’s analytics system. The room in which final testing and verification are done is separate from the assembly area, in a space shared with Hasselblad’s repairs program. Because, of course, Hasselblad repairs every camera in the same place that it makes them. Just to underline the point about this not being any sort of hyper-advanced manufacturing, here’s a shot of the typical computer inside Hasselblad’s factory. Windows XP, old school 4:3 monitors from Samsung and Dell, two-inch-thick Sony laptops from decades ago... it’s like Hasselblad collected all its electronics from a tech scavenger yard. But if this old hardware is still doing the job, I guess there’s no reason to buy fancier new equipment. Along with its other low-tech tools, Hasselblad uses these slender little brushes to clean up the trickiest nooks in and around its cameras. To the right of the brushes are the carbon fiber blades used for the shutter mechanism. They’re made out of that material because of the force with which they close; anything lesser would degrade and disintegrate over time. I had to touch one of the shutter blades for myself, and it was, of course, set aside for a thorough clean after I’d made contact with it. Even with the entire floor being sealed away from dust, and with everyone on it wearing protective clothing, there’s still a special area sealed off with these transparent curtains for performing sensor checks and repairs. This batch of all-black X1Ds, each costing in excess of $12,000, represents six figures’ worth of photographic equipment. So yes, it makes sense that each one would come accompanied with exhaustive paperwork. Once all the mechanical, electronic, and photographic tests are cleared, the final step is for each camera to be polished and re-checked by hand. One of the things I found impressive about the Hasselblad production facility is how even the gender and age balance of the employees was. There were as many women workers as men, and the person overseeing the first stage of shutter testing was a teenager while the one completing the final packaging was probably twice his age. Since most of us are unlikely to ever be so fortunate as to acquire one of these for ourselves, here’s a shot of the Hasselblad X1D-50c box. It’s stark and minimalist, just like the company that produces it, but it comes with everything you need inside. There are power adapters to make the charger compatible with all the various global standards. Plus, Hasselblad has been one of the earliest adopters of USB-C, which comes in handy when you want to tether the camera to your modern computer. So coming back to the “Handmade in Sweden” tag, I feel like the line is fully justified. The stuff that Hasselblad receives from overseas manufacturers is basically just bits of metal, plastic, and printed circuitry. Even the Sony sensors, which are available to everyone across the photo industry, are modified and calibrated to a sufficient degree for their performance to be considered of Hasselblad’s own making. This is the standard test scene by which Hasselblad has been testing its cameras for years. The company takes five exposures with each camera, checks the results, and then recalibrates until it’s happy that the results produced adhere to its high expectations. What I saw while touring the Hasselblad facility is a company that’s not entirely at ease with its status as a global celebrity. Sure, the reception area to the top-floor offices, where official guests are greeted, is graced with the works of people using Hasselblad cameras, but everyone I met there preferred to downplay the company’s reputation rather than inflate it. Photography by Vlad Savov / The Verge SOURCE
  4. The new smartphone app, Samsung SMART CAMERA App. has integrated three existing apps to save time and effort. When using your Samsung SMART CAMERA, the app automatically connects to your smartphone for convenience. And you can launch a trio of SMART CAMERA apps (AutoShare, MobileLink, and Remote Viewfinder) from your smartphone with a single touch. - You can only connect to Samsung cameras manufactured in 2013 or later. ( DV150F, ST150F, WB200F, WB250F, WB30F, WB800F, WB350F, NX300, NX300M, NX30, NX mini, Galaxy Camera, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy NX ) - You can use the application on Android phones with resolutions of WVGA or higher running Android OS 3.0 or higher. - This application is not available for some Android devices. - If you experience issues connecting the camera with your smartphone on Android OS version 4.3 or higher, the following should correct the issue. (Note, the menus and options may vary depending on the smartphone manufacturer and telecom operator) Go to: Settings → Wi-Fi → Advanced. From there make sure “Auto switch between Wi-Fi networks and mobile networks” is not checked. This option may be titled “Auto network switch” or “Check for Internet service” depending on OS version and telecom operator. With this option not selected the issue should be corrected. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nectionmanager Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/qxdfpzlwk7fd http://www.indishare.com/3egyxf0mrd99 http://up.bannedhost.com/3ea9dyqz9mz1
  5. Cinema FV-5 is a professional video camera application for mobile devices, that puts professional manual controls in your fingertips. Tailored to enthusiast and professional videographers and filmmakers, with this video camera application you can capture the best footage with top-of-the-line controls for perfect postproduction purposes. The only limit is your imagination and creativity! Major features: ● Adjust all the image sensor parameters that you only thought pro-videocameras had: exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode (matrix/center/spot), focus mode and white balance. ● Change sensor parameters (like ISO, exposure compensation or white balance) also during recording. ● Zoom after and while recording. Set specific focal lengths thanks to the 35mm equivalent-based focal length display. ● Focus adjustments during recording: lock focus on your subject before recording and change focus planes while recording. ● Professional viewfinder: 10+ compositing grids, 10+ crop guides available, safe areas display and much more. ● The most advanced electronic viewfinder on a video camera: live RGB and luminance histogram are available also during recording. ● Professional sound metering options: display audio peaks and sound clipping warnings during recording. ● Choose video and audio codec, adjust the bitrates, audio sampling rates and number of channels. ● All camera functions assignable to volume keys. You can adjust EV, ISO, color temperature, zoom and more using volume keys (including those in cable-headsets) as well as focusing and recording. Devices with hardware camera shutter keys are also supported. ● Video geotagging support. ● Autofocus, macro, touch focus and infinity focus modes, plus a focus lock switch (AF-L). ● Autoexposure (AE-L) and auto white balance (AWB-L) locks in Android 4.0+. You can also lock exposure and white balance during clip recording automatically. ● Powerful video clips organization options: different storage locations and fully customizable file names (even with variables). More Info:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.cinema.pro Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/lilhbft0o9zh http://www.indishare.com/mselxvv5toqp http://up.bannedhost.com/oks9b2tjoh3a
  6. Requirements: 4.0 and up This is a version of A Better Camera with all paid features unlocked. Forget about having dozens of camera apps. A Better Camera does everything you need. Video has great features, such as time lapse, and can be used with focus lock, exposure lock and white balance lock! Being open to 3rd party developers, this application aggregates the experience of Android developers community to provide you with the most complete set of the best imaging features ever! Corresponding premium features of A Better Camera are free for users of HDR Camera+, and HD Panorama+. All-purpose, full featured camera for Android: More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e.opencam_plus Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/zfu4ol1e8wrp http://www.indishare.com/bdbbxzr2zf1s http://up.bannedhost.com/mnd18yznfac4
  7. Cinema FV-5 is a professional video camera application for mobile devices, that puts professional manual controls in your fingertips. Cinema FV-5 is the perfect app for producing the best footage for any short- to medium-sized production. With it you can record the best material possible with any medium- to high-end device. Cinema FV-5 specially supports Android-based compact cameras, so you can even leverage a high-quality, optically stabilized zoom. The footage captured with Cinema FV-5 can be easily edited on any NLE like Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or DaVinci Resolve. Major features: v1.22 - New audio monitoring feature. Directly available on the main screen, when active you can monitor the audio quality with headphones in realtime and check the audio levels before starting the recording. - Fixed crashes on some devices when setting a custom recording frame rate. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.cinema.pro Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/kgoe88jgv5kv http://www.indishare.com/jv1jqbiuae8z http://up.bannedhost.com/8bbrk5m115ut
  8. Overview: This is the fastest camera app available for Android. Fast Burst Camera is capable of taking 30 photos per second. ( on low-end devices, 5-10 photos per second is possible ) Hold shoot button for continuous burst, or tap for fast single shots. Zero shutter lag - pictures are taken as soon as shutter button is pressed. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...astburstcamera Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/hsex0saa1616 http://www.indishare.com/3c7ynlkw5a42
  9. Create captivating pictures in full resolution with this feature-packed free app. You can clone yourself or your friend, create identical twins and make your own special creations. You can use the self-timer to clone yourself. You can make the split line unnoticeable with blending. You can further spice up your pictures with quality effect filters. The full resolution of Split Camera HD makes your clones and twins look more realistic than ever. Let your imagination fly and challenge your creativity. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...atix.splitcam2 Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/wcuvhlckusjk http://www.indishare.com/q9hv3hpu4mh7
  10. Burst Mode Camera v1.44 build 144 [iAP Unlocked] Now you can have a super-fast multi burst camera always with you and ready for action. Hold down the shutter button for a continuous stream of pictures. Tap the screen before shooting for focus. Good light is key for achieving high speed. Use flash when needed. The pictures are saved into your phone's Gallery under Burst Mode Camera folder. Take a test drive and compare the shooting speed of Burst Mode Camera to any other camera app available on Google Play. Don't forget to test saving speed also. Burst mode is great for sports and nature photography, but also for everyday friends and family situations. You can get just the right pictures of your buddies, kids, pets or hobbies. Possibilities are endless, just use your imagination. Shutter sound can be turned off for "stealth mode" photography. Picture resolution is automatically optimized for high speed and reasonable quality suitable for web posts, messaging and making collages. This kind of speed is not possible using camera's highest resolutions. Pro upgrade is available as an in-app purchase: adds zoom and front camera support, removes ads. What's New Layout change in free version. More Info: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...batix.burstcam Download: http://www.tusfiles.net/d4x0aj9fs4uc http://www.indishare.com/4e549wucw6q1 http://up.bannedhost.com/
  11. Snap Camera HDR v4.5.0 A Fast HDR camera experience with regular updates and new features added all the time.Now with optional Android 4.4 style user interface Snap Camera lets you take pictures and record video with a single click, no cluttered preview screen, just the two buttons you really need. Snap Camera's interface is based on the camera included in Android 4.4 (kitkat) on the Nexus 5 but with many extra features. If you want to test this camera before buying, please install the trial version.. The trial version has all the features of the paid app but will only start immediately in Airplane mode. Quote More info: https://play.google....om.marginz.snap Download links: Site: http://www.tusfiles.net Sharecode[?]: /zlyrglr8ur29 Site: http://www.indishare.com Sharecode[?]: /pzx00jgf1e6s
  12. Clone Yourself - Camera v1.3.2 APK Have you ever been bored that there is only one of you? Clone Yourself makes it easy and fun to multiply yourself in photographs, share with friends and have a laugh. Simply, the app will take images of you in different positions and combine them into one, crazy photograph. Clone Yourself makes hours of editing work into minutes of fun - it has never been this easy to clone yourself! You can also create professional looking levitation photos in a snap. To get started, easily take multiple images of yourself - then, highlight yourself in each one. Clone Yourself will work its magic and combine multiple people into a single image - suddenly there are clones of you! Have your own twin, triplet or quadruplet and have all of your friends asking to ‘clone me!’. It is fun, crazy and hilarious! Make funny poses or simply interact with your clones. Add drama effect to your shots in less than a minute. Clone Yourself is the first and only cloning tool available on the Google Play store - get it whilst it’s hot! Save the photo to share on Facebook, Twitter. Clone Yourself is the best way to get a clone photo within minutes - without spending hours image editing. This intuitive application can provide hours of endless fun and is definitely a conversation starter! ★★★Multiply yourself - Clone Yourself! ★★★ ★ Clone up to 4 images. ★ Levitate photos in a snap. ★ Supports full resolution your camera. ★ Clone yourself in images easily and fast: cloning has never been this fun! ★ First and exclusive to Android! ★ A work of art with minimal effort! ★ Share to facebook, twitter and other social networks Google Play: https://play.google....irdstudio.clone Download links: Site: http://www.tusfiles.net Sharecode[?]: /fn6ze2zsg25z Mobile friendly: Site: http://www.indishare.com Sharecode[?]: /052db3pi29xn
  13. selesn777

    LRTimelapse Pro 3.3.1

    LRTimelapse Pro 3.3.1 LRTimelapse is the tool to make professional looking time lapse movies using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW or Adobe After Effects. LRTimelapse will then take your movies to the next level. It allows you to continuously change Adobe Lightroom or Camera RAW development parameters over the time which enables key-frame animations like in video-processing. The great advantage over post processing your time lapse sequences in your favorite video production software is the much better video quality gained from the preprocessing of the Source-files (RAW, DNG or JPG). Examples and Possible Uses Alter white balance and other parameters over the time (for example for sun sets)Make the “Holy Grail” of time lapse photography – (day to night transition) easy peasyUse the full potential of Lightroom / ACR for color grading!Deflicker with one clickMake Ken-Burns effects (pan/zoom) on RAW-file basisFade in / fade outContinuously saturate / desaturateAnimate Graduated / Radial Filtersand many more…Please note, that LRTimelapse 3.3 requires Java 7 on Windows, you can download it from here. Make sure to install the 64bit version if you are on a 64bit Windows. LRTimelapse 3.3.1 is a smaller upgrade, that fixes an issue for Lightroom 3 users, as well as some other smaller bugs. Lightroom 3 Users: Please note that upgrading to the much improved develop engine of Lightroom 4 and 5 is highly recommended, especially for time lapse work! Apart from this, those are the changes: Fixed Holy Grail Matching when a 2* keyframe directly succeeded a 3* keyframe.Default offset for HG-Wizard is now 0.LRTExport: Fixed "Error deleting existing files" messages, when output directory was not existant.LRTExport: Added JPG 6K intermediary export for LRTimelapse Pro users.Website: http://lrtimelapse.com/ Language: Eng Medicine: Crack Size: 26,63 Mb.
  14. Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision). In related news, Google Glass is publicly available today in the US for one day only (still priced at $1500). This new smart contact lens would have a tiny CMOS camera sensor just below your pupil, control circuit, and some method of receiving power wirelessly (more on that later). Because an imaging sensor, by definition, has to absorb light, it wouldn’t be transparent — but it could probably be color matched to your iris, so that your eyes don’t look too freaky. A diagram of Google’s smart contact lens with integrated camera [image credit: Patent Bolt] As you can probably imagine, there are some rather amazing applications if you have two cameras embedded in your contact lenses. You can’t do much in the way of image processing on the contact lens itself, but you could stream it to a nearby smartphone or head-mounted display (i.e. Google Glass), where a more powerful computer could perform all sorts of real-time magic. Google suggests that the cameras might warn you if there’s oncoming traffic at a crosswalk — useful for a normal-sighted person, but utterly invaluable for a blind or partially sighted person. For me, the more exciting possibilities include facial recognition (a la Terminator), and abilities that verge on the super or transhuman, such as being able to digitally zoom in and infrared thermal night vision. (Read: What is transhumanism, or, what does it mean to be human?) Beyond the medical- and consumer-oriented applications, you can also imagine the possibilities if police were equipped with contact lenses that could spot criminal faces in a crowd, or a bulge under a jacket that could be a concealed weapon. Oh, and the most exciting/deadly application of them all: Soldiers with smart contact lenses that alert them to incoming fire, provide infrared vision that can see through smoke, real-time range finding for more accurate sniping… This invention, from the Google X skunkworks lab, comes in the form of a patent that was filed in 2012 and was recently published by the US PTO. Earlier this year, Google announced that it was working on a smart contact lens for diabetics that provides a real-time glucose level reading from your tears. As far as we can tell, there’s no timeline for real-world trials of either variety of contact lens — but we can tell you that the technology to create such devices is very nearly here. Way back in 2011, a smart contact lens with an LED display was trialed in the lab. A contact lens display in a rabbit’s eye (way back in 2011) Moving forward, there are some concerns about power delivery (there’s no space for a battery, of course, so it has to be beamed in wirelessly), and whether it’s wise to have a wireless device implanted in a rather sensitive organ, but I don’t think these will be game-breaking problems. For now, we’re talking about fairly chunky contact lenses that are best suited to laboratory testing — but it shouldn’t be more than a few years until real, comfortable smart contact lenses come to market. Source
  15. The camera modules used in today's smartphones are typically pretty small, as you can see from the image above. However if you look to the left, you'll see something even smaller that's set to be the future of spying. Researchers at Rambus have developed a miniscule camera with a 200 micron (µm) sensor, which is smaller than the tip of a pencil. It's also completely lens-free, with the tiny sensor mapping out light signals before a processor compiles the data into a viewable image. This approach to creating a camera is apparently quite new. Traditional cameras use a lens to focus light into the CMOS sensor, however this camera uses a combination of diffraction grating and a spiral-shaped optic pattern to manipulate light before it hits the sensor. The software powering the camera knows the shape of the pattern, and can reconstruct an image from an otherwise useless blob of light. The highest resolution image achievable through this process is just 128 x 128 pixels (16 kilopixels); a far cry from the 8+ megapixel sensors we're used to seeing in smartphones. However Rambus' camera is still a prototype, and through time it's expected the algorithms and sensor will improve. The primary aim for developing a camera like this is to reduce the size of gadgets such as smart glasses, where a large camera module isn't practical. It'll also prove extremely useful for spying agencies, which will be able to hide these sorts of cameras everywhere without people being able to see them. Source
  16. selesn777


    SecurityCam SecurityCam is a powerful monitoring and motion detection software that monitors web camera, connected to computer, and enables users to keep an eye on their properties from a local location or remote location via the Internet. The program stays out of way in system tray area, and waits for a movement at the front of the camera. Once movement is detected, SecurityCam starts either video recording or makes a snapshot of a picture. The program can optionally do some other functions like playback a warning sound. Turns any computer into a video security system SecurityCam is a powerful monitoring and motion detection software that monitors web camera, connected to computer, and enables users to keep an eye on their properties from a local location or remote location via the Internet.The program stays out of way in system tray area, and waits for a movement at the front of the camera. Once movement detected, SecurityCam starts either video recording or makes a snapshot of a picture.The program can optionally do some other functions like playback a warning sound. Protect your privacy or monitor a specific place using SecurityCam.Homepage: http://www.wolfcoder...tycam/ OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 Language: English Medicine: Keymaker Size: 2,41 Mb.
  17. Nokia has today updated their Nokia Camera Beta app to version imageThe app, which combines the features of Nokia Pro Cam and Smart Cam, is now available for all handsets running Nokia Amber, and brings support for DNG capture (Digital Negative Format) on the Lumia 1520 and 1020 running the Lumia Black software update. The app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here. Via WindowsPhoneapps.es http://wmpoweruser.com/nokia-camera-beta-updated-now-supports-all-nokia-amber-handsets
  18. A test lab in the U.S. confirms that smartphone cameras can detect the presence of radiation. Last year, an app called GammaPix turned smartphones into cheap Geiger Counters. The theory behind this is that the CMOS used to produce cameras on handsets, should be able to make a signal when near radiation. Researchers at Idaho National Labs not only confirmed that this is true, they also wanted to see which phones were the best at finding and signaling that radiation is near. Instead of using the GammaPix app, the group in Idaho, led by researcher Joshua Cogliati, developed their own app called CellRad to find the radiation. Surpisingly, of the phones tested, the Nexus S, a phone launched late in 2010, detected the most radiation per image. The Samsung Galaxy S III produced too much noise, according to the researchers. And there was less variation between two Nexus S units than between two units of the other phones tested. Speaking of which, the other phones involved in the testing besides the Nexus S and the Samsung Galaxy S III, included the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4. Because of the much higher resolution on the back snapper, it was employed for the test instead of the front facing camera on each device. The test used the CellRad app to check for isotopes of Selenium, Iridium, Caesium, Cobalt and Americium. The guys in the lab did say that despite this capability, a smartphone will never replace a Geiger Counter in terms of the quality of radiation detection. Source
  19. FukenGruven

    UAC conflict with microsoft's camera app

    damn.. I just logged on hoping some Windows 8 master could help.. Thanks tezza.. I saw that on another forum.. but that's a very bad idea to do.. I've done that accidentally under Windows 7 when I used the "Take Ownership" registry hack.. (which is why I don't use that tweak) I know it's not that bad to click yes.. but that's not the problem I have with UAC.. some features & operations don't work with it enabled.. ie. to set file .PDF to PDF-XChange Viewer from Microsoft's Viewer app.. is problematic.. it will not do it.. when I try to edit the offending registry key.. im blocked.. even after taking ownership.. so I had to disable UAC, reboot, then it worked, then rebooted and enabled UAC.. for the store apps.. also most PortableApps that require elevated privileges are problematic.. etc.. not to mention.. Windows 8 is FASTER w/UAC disabled .. not just from not having to click Yes.. but in terms of performance.. on my notebook.. my RAM usage goes down as well.. and becomes responsive .. I hope some guru out there is able to find a way to disable UAC completely with Store Apps :) ===================================================================== UPDATE: I figured out why PortableApps weren't running correctly and very slow.. I had SmartScreen enabled.. with it disabled and UAC turned all the way down.. everything runs smoothly and quickly.. almost as if UAC was turned off :) this way StoreApps also work ..
  20. Apples iPhone 5s can certainly hold its own against most of the competition out there when it comes to camera quality, but Nokias Windows Phone-powered Lumia 1020 is the undisputed king of camera phones. We couldnt believe how impressive the 1020′s camera was when we reviewed the handset last summer, especially in low light. It has now been nearly six months since we first tested the phone and there still isnt anything else on the market that even approaches the Lumia 1020. One expert recently decided to pit the 1020 and Apples iPhone 5s against several DSLR cameras to see how far mobile cameras have come. In doing so, he also obviously compared the two devices themselves. DPReviews Dean Holland pitted the Lumia 1020 and iPhone 5s against five different DSLR models and one film SLR. Each of the DSLR models represented the best of the best for under $2,000 in the year it was released, with the oldest model having launched in 2003 and the most recent having debuted in 2012. Beyond being among the best in the business, theres another good reason Holland choses these two smartphones to test. They couldnt be more different, he wrote. The iPhone 5S worships at the alter [sic] of convenience and speed, while the Nokia devotes everything to the best possible image quality. In the 7 seconds you took to read this paragraph, the iPhone could have taken 70 shots. The Nokia? Two. With another coming wait a moment almost there now. Their camera apps are polar opposites too: the Nokia offers you full-time manual control over all the camera settings; the iPhone gives you almost none. Spoiler alert: Photos captured by newer DSLR cameras were found to be far better than those taken by either smartphone. Obviously. Holland took a smart approach to this challenge, though. By using DSLRs that span nearly a decade, hes able to determine where modern smartphone cameras are in relation to DSLR historically. This leads us to what is perhaps the most interesting conclusion: Gun to head time to come up with a number, Holland wrote. How many years are smartphones behind the best $2,000 DSLRs? Comparing detail resolved, Ill say the iPhone 5S currently sits 8-9 years behind the DLSRs in bright light, while the Nokia trails by less than 6 years probably nearer to 3. This is even when you allow the DSLRs the luxury of a $1,700 lens, and shooting in raw. In bright light, the Nokia came close to competing with the detail from the best DLSR yet made. Thats a pretty huge margin of victory for the 1020. He went on to note that the iPhone 5s and Lumia 1020 cameras trail DSLRs by a much wider margin in low light. He used a panel of 15 non-photographers to judge photo quality and found that the Lumia 1020 trails modern DSLRs by about 8 years in low light, which the iPhone trails by 10 years. Hollands piece on DPReview is a terrific read from start to finish, and its linked below in our source section. http://bgr.com/2014/01/08/lumia-1020-vs-iphone-5s-camera-expert-review
  21. The latest bit of news about Apple's next flagship smartphone is regarding the phone's camera. There had been some rumors claiming that Apple was planning to bump the camera to a 16MP sensor; but, a new report from China is saying that Apple will stick to an 8MP sensor and offer improvements in other ways. We are all pretty familiar these days with the fact that megapixels aren't such a great determinant of camera quality, and it seems that Apple believes that. The report says that Apple will stay at the 8MP mark for the iPhone 6, but will offer optical image stabilization (OIS), as well as other improvements. Unfortunately, there isn't any word on what those improvements may be. Apple's iPhone 5s also stuck with an 8MP sensor just like the iPhone 5, but improved performance in other ways - making the pixel size larger for better low-light performance, making the aperture wider, changing the lens material, adding dual flash, and slow motion video. Apple apparently doesn't see value in following other companies who use higher megapixel counts as a replacement for optical zoom. Nokia is tops in this with its 41MP Lumia 1020 and 20MP Lumia 1520; Sony's flagships offer 20.7MP cameras; and, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is rumored to feature a 16MP sensor. Source
  22. 16 MP camera modules with low-light friendly ISOCELL technology aren't the only thing brewing at Samsung for next year's flagships, it seems. Korean media is reporting on an even more resolute, 20 MP sensor being in the pipeline. The source claims that December 1st marked the date when Samsung's R&D department commenced a project to develop such sensor from scratch, including the autofocus actuators and the elaborate lens set. There's no word as to whether this 20 MP unit will also utilize the space-saving ISOCELL tech, or have optical image stabilization. For Samsung to adopt OIS in flagships like the S5 would mean at least 50 million suspensions mechanisms for the camera have to be procured, and there is not nearly enough yield for that yet. Perhaps that is why the sources mention that the new 20 MP sensor won't be ready until the second half of 2014, and maybe even reach Samsung flagships in 2015. As for next year, the 16 MP ISOCELL sensor is expected to land on 25% of Samsung handsets sold, which would peg its production to about 90 million units, which probably will include both the Galaxy S5 and the Note 4. There is a big batch of 13 MP and 16 MP Sony sensors procured by Samsung for next year, say the sources, so we can expect the megapixel race to be kept alive by the Koreans, in order to offset somewhat the ever more resolute and elaborate phone cameras with OIS that the competition is and will be bringing. With the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 Samsung proved it can create a phone that takes very good low-light pictures even without OIS tech, so we keep out hopes high for the 16 MP editions next year, too. Source
  23. Google appears to be working on a series of improvements for cameras on Android, including burst mode, improved face detection, and the ability to work with RAW photos. The possible new camera features were spotted in the public Android source code by Josh Brown and Ars Technica, and they appear to have been in the works since December 2012. The updates would be part of a camera API that any manufacturer could tap into, allowing all Android phones to take advantage of these additions. While Google may have been aiming to ship these changes in KitKat, it appears that they weren't ready in time. In October, the updated camera API was removed from the upcoming release code with the note, "Not yet ready." While the detailed features wouldn't immediately lead to better photographs, it seems that Google may be starting to address one of Android's shortcomings. Google has frequently been criticized for the state of Android cameras — especially as those on Nokia and Apple's phones continue to get better — but perhaps Google is now looking to change the story. Source
  24. The Moto X's camera app is now available via Google Play, ensuring that the company will be able to deliver speedy improvements and performance enhancements without delay (and regardless of your carrier affiliation). We suspect Motorola Camera can also be downloaded on the latest series of Droid devices from Verizon since the camera software is identical, though we haven't tested this directly. Regardless, if for some reason you haven't received the new and improved Moto X camera, it's now just a download away. Download Google Play Store OR dIRECT LINK source
  25. Well the rumors of Nokia combining its Pro Cam and Smart Cam photography apps into one package have proven to be true. Just a little while ago Nokia released its Nokia Camera App for Lumia Windows Phones. You get the camera controls and zoom later features that Pro Cam offers along with the smart mode we've grown fond of that Smart Cam offers. For those not familiar with smart mode, it shoots a sequence of photographs that can be combined in different ways such as finding the best shot of the group, removing unwanted objects, and changing faces in group shots to make sure everyone is looking at the camera. If you are already running Nokia's Pro Cam, the changes come in the form of an update (version which will switch everything over to Nokia Camera. The new photography app is available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices and works with limited functionality on phones without the Lumia Amber update. Nokia Camera is a free app and its available for download over the Windows Phone Store source
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