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Fourth of July Weekend "Fireworks Tips"

(written ~9 PM, Friday, July 1st, 2022)

FYI, while it may NOT be obvious to the casual observer, Photosets is very-likey the Single-Best Camera App on the planet for capturing & showcasing Fireworks.

Very specifically, because of the app's Camera & 60-scene Video Maker !

Recommended Settings:

1.) Enable the app's concurrent Audio Capture support by setting the Mic option to the "Back" Mic (if using an Internal Mic).

2.) Set the app's "Fast Back2Back Capture" switch to ON.

The original name of this switch & feature was "Fireworks Mode".

3.) Set the app's Camera to 4K, HEIC, & "60" photos/set.

4.) If possible, use a Monopod with an iPhone adapter.

5.) If possible, ONLY use the iPhone's Back "Wide" Camera.

On ALL iPhones, the Back "Wide" Camera has far superior Fireworks Capturing performance than the Back "Telephoto" Camera.

7.) When you get back home, use the app's 60-scene Video Maker to craft your own Fireworks Video.

And don't forget about the Video Maker's caption support.

See the second table & the notes below it on our Photosets webpage.


We'll add an example of it ALL by mid-day Saturday !


Fireworks Start Times @ the San Diego Sea World

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FYI, while it may NOT be obvious to the casual observer, Photosets is (now, once again) well positioned to become the planet's first-ever De Facto Burst Photo Camera App !

The first time was late-2016, just AFTER the iPhone 7+ was released.

That's when Photosets first offered what we refer to as High-Performance, "High-Precision" Burst Photo Capture !

It's when we first perfected Photosets' unique & innovative Camera Capture Engine.

For example, Full-Rex 12 Mpx JPEG & HEIC High-Precision Capture in the P3 D65 (aka Display P3) color space @ 3x the Perf of Apple's native Camera Burst mode feature !

The second time was late-November 2021, when we Fixed a Color Space-related 4K Capture Bug affecting the iPhone 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max that we were UN-aware of.

The third time is now, with the release of v9.53, which resolves the recently-Discovered Apple Image I/O Framework JPEG ICC Color Profile Metadata issue.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, in mid-May of this year, Apple released changes to iOS & macOS that required us to make changes to Photosets to stay in lock-step.

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Photosets

(Photosets' support for UN-compressed capture is Disabled in v9.53)





Camera


Video Maker


JPEG


HEIC


UN-compressed


Single-Scene


60-scene


v9.54

















v9.53








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Cosmosent Labs, Inc.

La Jolla, California

Twitter: Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Our apps:

Photosets (iOS)

(Burst Photo Camera + single-User Burst Video Maker)

Photosets TV (macOS)

(Multi View Capture "master" + multi-User Burst Video Maker)

Timmy (iOS)

(per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator)



App


iOS


macOS


Burst Photo
Camera



60-scene
Video Maker



Multi View Capture


Photosets





-







(single-User)




(slave)


Photosets TV


-





-


✔ (1)

(multi-User)




(master)



1.) Requires Photosets TV v1.0 Build #68, which has NOT yet been released to the General Public.

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Photosets

"combo" Burst Photo Camera + Burst Video Maker !


High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine with Concurrent Audio Capture support !

+ 60-scene, 2-minute Video Maker with Innovative A/V Sync support !


A rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the Release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ !


(iOS App Store here in the States)



Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - July 1, 2022):

Downloads: 49.8K WW, 13.5K In the States

Updates: 874K WW, 473K In the States

# of Approved App Updates:  300+

Don't let Photosets' lack-of-success in Apple's "curated" iOS App Store fool you.

If Apple had "App Discovery" competition, Photosets would be a Household Name !






Downloads


Updates


Worldwide


49.8K


874K


Here in the States


13.5K

(27%)


473K

(54%)


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Price Breakdown:


Base version of Photosets


List Price

(USD)


Apple's cut

(USD)


Our cut

(USD)


$0.99


$0.30


$0.69


$0.15


$0.84



Photosets' "Pro Max Capture" IAP


List Price

(USD)


Apple's cut

(USD)


Our cut

(USD)


$2.99


$0.90


$2.09


$0.45


$2.54


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Photosets'
"Pro Max Capture" IAP

On Tier 1 iPhones & iPads, the IAP controls the app's ability to capture more than "30" photos per set.

Specifically, the ability to set the "45" & "60" photos per set options in the Camera Settings dialog.

As such, you'll need the IAP to make Professional-grade short-scene multi-scene Videos.

i.e., where each Video Scene is 1.5 - 2.0 seconds in duration !

The important thing to know is that the IAP controls a key part of the Camera's Capture Engine.

Specifically, how many Photos per Set can by Captured by the Camera, which directly correlates to Video Scene "duration".

For the details, please scroll down to the relevant tables below.

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v5 of our Custom Graph

Illustrates Photosets' significant UN-tapped potential !

(click on it to view the 4K Res version)

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Photosets is well-positioned to become the planet's first-ever
De Facto Burst Photo Camera App !

Here are the key selling points:

Highest-Performance Burst Photo Capture + concurrent Audio capture !

Integrated 60-scene, 2-minute Video Maker with Innovative A/V Sync !

Flagship-level Features & Capabilities !

Rock Solid Operation on ALL "11," "12," & "13" iPhones !

The app does NOT track you, & does NOT have ANY ads !

ONLY Burst Photo Camera App with ProRes 422 HQ Video Capture support !

ONLY Burst Photo Camera App with Multi View Capture support !

Photo files start with "hsp_," where hsp stands for "High Speed Photoset".

Video files start with "PsTv_," where PsTv stands for "Photosets TV".

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Quick Start Table


Mode
of
Operation



Objective


Capture Resolution


Capture
Burst Photos



Capture
Burst Photos

AND

Make
Videos



Full-Res
12 Mpx

OR

8 Mpx



4K


Handheld




-






-




-




Tripod

OR

Monopod





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One of the most-important things to know about Photosets is:

1.) 4K photos are Image Stabilized,

2.) Full-Res 12 Mpx & 8 Mpx photos are NOT.

As such, if your Objective is to (also) Make Videos
from your captured Burst Photo Sets,
you'll need to consider your options beforehand.

Photosets' camera captures with Perfect
OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Capture Timing Performance.

Which is the Best in the Industry !

However, that alone isn't sufficient to guarantee High-Quality Videos
crafted from Burst Photo Sets.

Either Image Stabilization OR a Tripod OR Monopod is also needed.

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Burst Photo Capture

Photosets' Most-Important Differentiated Product Attribute is its
Fine-Tuned "High-Precision" Capture Engine !

up-to "45" Full-Res 12 Mpx photos/set @ 30 fps !

up-to "60" 4K photos/set @ 30-60 fps !

up-to "60" 8 Mpx photos/set @ 30 fps !

High-Precision = Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Capture Timing Performance !


High-Level Overview


Capture Resolution


Tier 1

iPhones & iPads



Without

the Pro Max Capture IAP



With

the Pro Max Capture IAP



Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



Max Duration

(sec)


Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



Max Duration

(sec)


Full-Res
12 Mpx



25


0.833


40-45


1.33-1.5


4K


25


0.833


50-60


1.67-2.0


8 Mpx


25


0.833


60


2.0


iPhones with 6 GB of DRAM get "extended" Full-Res 12 Mpx & 4K capture support.


Capture Limits by Device


Pro
Max
Capture
IAP



Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



8
Mpx

(30 fps)



4K

(30-60 fps)



12
Mpx

(30 fps)



Tier 1

11,
11 Pro,
11 Pro Max,

12 mini,
12,
12 Pro,
12 Pro Max,

13 mini,
13,
13 Pro,
13 Pro Max,

ALL M1 iPads,
iPad Air 4,
iPad mini 6,

iPhone SE 3


















60










50-60










40-45






-


25


25


25


Tier 2

7+,
8+,
XS,
XS Max



-


25


25


25


Tier 3

Other
iPads
with 2.9 GB
or more
of DRAM



-


25


-


-


Tier 4

Other
iPhones & iPads



-


10


-


-


iPhones with 6 GB of DRAM get "extended" Full-Res 12 Mpx & 4K capture support.

All Tier 1 iPhones & iPads, except for the iPhone SE 3 & iPad Air 4,
get Photosets' Full-Featured Front Camera support !

ALL Tier 1 iPhones, except for the iPhone SE 3,
get Photosets' (concurrent) Audio Capture & Video Maker support !

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UN-comp. RGB Capture

(i.e., Capture with NO Image Compression)

[Photosets & Photosets TV both have the same HSPX Decoder]


Format


File
Extension



Compression


per-Photo
Metadata



Image


Data


UN-comp.
RGB



.rgb3


-








.rgb2


-





-


.rgb


-


-


-


HEIC


.heic





-





JPEG


.jpg





-





.rgb3 = 3rd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb2 = 2nd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb = 1st-Gen UN-comp. RGB

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