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FYI, ALL iPhones require custom Secret Sauce Code to capture Full-Res 12 Mpx burst photo sets @ 30 fps & with "High-Precision" (i.e., perfect OR near-perfect Cycle-to-Cycle Timing).

Photosets' Secret Sauce-based Capture Engine is the Best on the Planet, & is what differentiates it most from ALL other Camera Apps !

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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Monday, September 27th, 2021

Three things to announce:

1.) Photosets v9.1, out soon, adds an updated "CPU Benchmark Test" that can be used to quickly prep-up ANY iPhone OR iPad for Max Capture Performance !

When you first launch v9.1, you'll be asked to run the Test at-least twice (& preferably three times).

By doing so, Photosets will be able to generate important Capture & post-Capture statistics, that can then be used to help inform you when your iPhone OR iPad is Ready to Go for Max Capture Performance.

And very importantly, we're working hard to make it ALL Idiot Proof !

If ALL goes well, Photosets will soon become a Household Name !

And, we will have done it with ZERO assistance from Apple !

2.) Referring to the surprising results we discovered yesterday, unless/until proven otherwise, we assume Apple intentionally crippled the performance of their HW-based HEVC encoder in ALL but the A15, to make the A15 look better.

Nothing else would explain it to us (i.e., a 13.1% Drop in Performance).

3.) The Team is in Silicon Valley this week.

We will ALL be back in La Jolla early next week.

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Update for 4 PM (California-time) Sunday, September 26th, 2021

FYI, we upgraded both Photosets & one of our 11 Pro Max iPhones to iOS 15, & then RE-ran Photosets' CPU Benchmark Test.

Here are the surprising results !


11 Pro Max

(as always, we "Re-Run the Test" until things settle out; doesn't take long)





Photosets built for iOS 14.4 & running iOS 14.4


Photosets built for iOS 15 & running iOS 15.0


Delta


Capture


91.2


95.8


+5.0%


sRGB JPEG

(post)



8.2


8.4


+2.4%


P3 D65 JPEG

(post)



5.3


5.5


+3.8%


P3 D65 HEIC

(post)



8.4


7.3


-13.1%




Case #1, Photosets built for iOS 14.4 & running iOS 14.4.2

(listed in the table above; also in the App Store for v9.0)


Case #2, Photosets built for iOS 14.4 & running iOS 15.0

(NOT listed in the table above, but does illustrate the issue)


Case #3, Photosets built for iOS 15.0 & running iOS 15.0

(listed in the table above)


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Update for 2 PM (California-time) Sunday, September 26th, 2021

FYI, we've Kicked Off an Internal R&D project, to try to determine if the A15:

i.) is an Armv9 implementation.

ii.) supports SVE2, the first viable upgrade from NEON.

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Update for 10 AM (California-time) Sunday, September 26th, 2021

FYI, it hit us this morning that we could tie the CPU Benchmark Test's Capture results to the Camera's Secret Sauce-based startup procedure.

Specifically, if the Capture fps number is 90 OR greater, Photosets could consider that as sufficiently ready for High-Res High-Precision capture.

You can think of it as an Alternative to the app's (existing) Intelligent Camera Startup feature.

And YES, we've decided to add it into Photosets v9.1, which could (still) be released as early as tomorrow !

As a reminder, to capture more than "30" photos per set, both the Power User & the Intelligent Startup switches must be set to ON, & a certain timing-based Capture Threshold must have been met "prior to transitioning into the Camera".

This new capability that we are describing will (naturally) have a similar timing-based Capture Threshold.

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Update for 5 PM (California-time) Saturday, September 25th, 2021

FYI, Photosets v9.1 could be released as early as Monday !

Here is a Heads Up on the What's New Description:

Added a 1st-cut of ProRes Video support to the short-scene Video Maker !

Post-Capture Performance Boost when capturing P3 D65 JPEG burst photo sets !

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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FYI, point #1, every single Technical Member of Cosmosent Labs, Inc., a California C Corp, has a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, & had 10+ years of Chip Design & Verification experience PRIOR to transitioning into App Dev in early-Sept of 2014.

It is the Backgrounds & Perseverance of the App Dev Team that has made Photosets what it is today !

Which is what precisely ?

A rare, true UN-Discovered Gem (Burst Photo Camera) App !

And, the first on the planet with an integrated short-scene Video Maker !

A combination of which NO other Company OR App Developer offers you !

Ok, but what's the benefit ?

It enables anybody to make innovative short-scene Videos, up-to two minutes in duration, with up-to "60" independent Video Scenes, where each scene is crafted from a High-Quality Burst Photo Set, captured by Photosets with High-Precision !

And, the app's recently-perfected Concurrent Audio Capture & All-important A/V Synchronizer adds an extremely special twist !

Is this typical for a Burst Photo Camera App ?

NO, it's NOT !

We have NO competition in what we offer !

Our new Marketing Slogan describes it best:

Photosets for Video Production

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FYI, point #2, we've Overshot "The Audience" of the iOS App Store by a Wide Margin !

And here, we're strictly referring to the Features & Capabilities of Photosets' Premium User IAP.

Wasn't intentional & wasn't our fault.

Apple simply didn't do their part !

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FYI, point #3, Best-in-Class Value !





Price

(USD)


Our
Subjective
Value Grade



Photosets
w/ the
Premium User
IAP


(iOS)


$4.99


A++


Base version of Photosets

(iOS)


FREE


A-


Photosets TV

(macOS)


FREE


A-



As a reminder, Photosets TV is our FREE macOS companion app for Photosets.


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Photosets
High-Level Overview





Base version
of the app

(i.e., Premium-Lite)


(FREE)


"Premium User"
IAP


($4.99 USD)


Max # of
photos / set
captured with the
Camera


(Burst Photo Camera)


30

(1 second / photo set)


60

(2 seconds / photo set)


Max # of
"Video Scenes"
per Video*


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)


10

(10 seconds / Video)


60

(2 minutes / Video)


Max # of
Photos per Set
when Sharing
via the
Home View's
per-Set
Vertical ScrollView


(w/o HSPX)


10


60


Max # of
Photos per Set
when Sharing
via the
Home View's
per-Set
Vertical ScrollView


(w/ HSPX)


30


60


Concurrent
Audio Capture
support


(Burst Photo Camera)


-





Add
Captured Audio
support


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)


-





Optionally
Add
Captions
to
Video Scenes


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)








* When the Burst Video Maker's "Append Slideshow" switch is set to ON, Favorite-tagged Photos are Appended to the end of a Video, extending the Video's duration by 2 seconds for each Fav-tagged Photo.

As a reminder, Photo Fav-tagging is performed in the app's Burst Photo Editor.

Simply tap Star, then Apply, then Save, for each Photo you want to Fav-tag.

You can Fav-tag up-to "5" photos per photo set.


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Photosets
Burst Photo Camera

+ short-scene Video Maker !

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

High-Precision Full-Res Capture @ 30 fps !

Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Timing Performance !


(iOS App Store here in the States)


Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - Sept 27, 2021):

# of Approved App Updates:  299






Downloads


Updates


Worldwide


49.1K


771K


Here in the States


13.3K

(27.1%)


416K

(54.0%)



Key STAT since Last Ratings Reset (Nov 4, 2020 - Sept 27, 2021):

# of Approved App Updates:  46

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Cosmosent Labs, Inc.

7514 Girard Avenue
Suite 1179
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

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Our Near-Future Plans for Photosets' Premium User IAP

(specifically, 90-days from the Epic vs Apple court ruling date)





Pre


Post


App Store


website


App Store


website


List Price


$4.99


-


$5.99


$3.59


Our Cut


$3.49


-


$4.19


$3.49


Apple's Cut


$1.50


-


$1.80


-


% of Unit Sales


100%


-


1/3

(Est.)


2/3

(Est.)



$3.59 / $5.99 = 60% (i.e., a 40% Discount) !

Photosets' alternate IAP button will simply say "Save 40%"

Customers get a 40% better deal, we get, for the first-time-ever:

i.) Control of "App Discovery" !

ii.) A Direct Relationship with the Customer !

iii.) A Catalyst !

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Our Proposed New Law
for Apple's iOS App Store

We are in favor of New Law that would require Apple to disclose per-Category Revenue Numbers for (at least) the iOS App Store here in the States, & require them to do so at the end of each work week.

Also, that the per-week per-Category Reports should include what percentage was generated by the Top 10 Apps in each category, as well as what percentage of apps in each category generated NO revenue.

So, three columns of data per Category, reported by Apple every week.

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Our Custom AAPL "iPhone Unit Sales" Graph

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



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Important Tip if you've got a Mac:

If you've got a Mac computer, we highly-recommend you Download & Try-Out our Photosets TV macOS app, it's our 100% FREE purpose-built companion app for Photosets.

Please note that Photosets TV is not yet a finished product.

However, it is 100% FREE with NO strings attached, & it supports our newest Flagship-caliber feature, Multi View Capture !

And, if the rumors are true, that the iPhone 13 family will support Wi-Fi 6E, Multi View Capture will very-likely become the first Prime Example that showcases its benefits !

See our Photosets TV webpage to download it.

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Photosets
Low-Level Overview

(Items marked with a require the Premium User IAP to UN-lock certain product attributes).


Feature
OR
Capability



11 Pro Max,

11 Pro,

11/12/13,

12/13 mini



12/13 Pro Max,

12/13 Pro



M1 iPad Pro,

iPad Air 4



Capture
up-to
"40" 12 Mpx
photos / set


(1.33 sec / set)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)


Capture
up-to
"60" 4K
photos / set


(2.0 sec / set)


-




(26-60)


-


Capture
up-to
"50" 4K
photos / set


(1.67 sec / set)




(26-50)


-




(26-50)


Capture
up-to
"60" 8 Mpx
photos / set


(2.0 sec / set)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)


60-scene
Video Maker





(11-60)




(11-60)




(11-60)


Multi View
Capture












Concurrent
Audio
Capture












Lossless
Capture












Advanced Tools
Dialog












NO
Default Watermark
during Capture












Add your own
Custom Watermark
during Capture













Advanced Tools Dialog:

Intelligent Startup ()

4K60 Capture

Higher Dynamic Range (DR) Capture

RAW DNG Capture

Audio Capture ()

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60-scene Burst Video Maker

(Made possible by the app's "High-Precision" Camera !)


3:4


9:16


16:9


Portrait

(Photos)



Landscape

(Photos)



Cinematic
Video
Stabilization



Video

Resolution



8 Mpx


4K


12 Mpx


4K





-


-


-


-





-


-


2880 x 3840





-


-





-





-


-


1440 x 1920


-





-


-





-


-





2160 x 3840


-





-


-





-


-





1080 x 1920


-


-





-


-


-








3840 x 2160


-


-





-


-


-








1920 x 1080


Each Video Scene is crafted from an independent Burst Photo Set.

Each Video Scene crafted from Full-Res 12 Mpx photos is up-to 1.33 Seconds in duration.

Each Video Scene crafted from 4K photos is up-to 1.67 Seconds in duration.

Each Video Scene crafted from 8 Mpx photos is up-to 2.0 Seconds in duration.

Each Video crafted from Full-Res 12 Mpx photos is up-to 1.33 Minutes in duration.

Each Video crafted from 4K photos is up-to 1.67 Minutes in duration.

Each Video crafted from 8 Mpx photos is up-to 2.0 Minutes in duration.

You can optionally Append your Favorite-tagged photos to the tail-end of each Video.

Each Favorite-tagged photo is presented for two seconds.

Use the app's Editor to Favorite-tag up-to "5" photos per set.

To capture more than "30" photos per set with the app's Camera, both the Power User & the Intelligent Startup switches MUST be set to ON.


.hspc File Format for adding per-Video Scene Captions

(comma between each item, semicolon at the end of each line)





Set
Number



Caption


X Pos


Y Pos


Font
Size



Font
Color



Font
Type



Photo
Range



Required








-


-


-


-


-


-


Optional


-


-




















If xPos & yPos are specified, they both must be in the range of 0.0 to 1.0, where {0.0, 0.0} is Top Left, & {1.0, 1.0} is Bottom Right.

If Font Size is specified, it must be greater than 10, otherwise it defaults to 100.

If Font Color is specified, it must be RGB in Hex, & must start with #.

For example, #FF0000, to specify Red.

If the Photo Range Min is set to 101, the Photo Range Max represents a Fav-tagged photo.


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Multi View Capture

MVC supports (1) Master + up-to (3) Slaves per MVC session.

Each MVC Slave streams their Camera's Live Preview to the MVC Master.

The MVC Master controls the Camera Shutter on ALL participants in the MVC session.

As a reminder, MVC is strictly ONE Camera View per iPhone.

Photosets TV, our FREE macOS app, is currently the ONLY supported MVC Master.



Phase


Local Networking


Wide Networking


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


1




(via
Personal Hotspot)





-


-


2




(via
Personal Hotspot)





-




(via
Cellular)







MVC Master


MVC Slave


Photosets

(on ANY Tier 1 iPhone)




(near-future)




(Beta)


Photosets TV


Macs




(Beta)


-


AppleTV




(near-future)


-


Cosmosent
"Rocket"
Wi-Fi 6E
Burst Photo Camera



-




(near-future ?)




Mode


Tier 1
iPhones



Other
iPhones
with
2.9 GB
OR more
of DRAM



iPads
with
2.9 GB
OR more
of DRAM



Macs
running
Photosets TV



Cosmosent
"Rocket"
Burst Photo
Cameras



Master




(up-to 2
MVC Slaves)


-


-




(up-to 3
MVC Slaves)


-


Slave





TBD


TBD


-






Who Controls OR Sends What ?


Mode


Remote Shutter Control


Live Preview


ACKs


Data


Master








-


Slave


-


-





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