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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Saturday, July 20, 2024

FYI, yesterday we devoted most of our Time & Energy to using & mastering Apple's new Live Multicam feature, which we're convinced some parts of which they "leveraged" from Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) feature.

E.g., the pairing code.

Both are based-upon the same underlying wireless protocols.

Live Multicam captures Video, while MVC captures short (High-Precision Timing) Bursts of Photos.

And very specifically, we're looking into ways that we may be able to combine the two.

E.g., Live Multicam for Long-Form Video Scenes & MVC for Short-Form Video Scenes.

And for reference, we define Photosets' "Max Capture-Duration" as the Demarc.

Referring to the second & third tables below, & using 4K30 as an example, the Demarc for the 1x Capture-Duration (App Store) version of Photosets is 0.833 seconds per video scene.

For the 3x Capture-Duration (In House #2) version of Photosets it's 2.5 seconds per video scene !

For Live Multicam, we're using our 11" OLED M4 iPad Pro as "the (session) master".

For MVC, we're using one of our M1 Macs as "the (session) master".

For both, we're using 15 Pro Max iPhones as "the (session) slaves".

As a reminder, the slaves can only be active for one of the two features at a time (i.e., Apple's Live Multicam OR Photosets' MVC, but NOT both).

To make it work, a User simply needs one OR more supported iPhones,
one OLED M4 iPad Pro, & one M-series Mac.

Plus access to ALL the relevant software.

For Live Multicam, that means Apple's Final Cut for iPad v2 ($4.99/month) & Final Cut Camera (App).

For MVC, that means Photosets for the slaves & possibly also for the master.

Currently, the ONLY supported MVC master is our companion macOS app for Photosets,
Photosets TV / Studio, which isn't currently available to the General Public.

We're actively working on adding MVC master support for the M4 iPad Pros.

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News Update : 6:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, July 19, 2024

FYI, news of iPhone Mirroring hit the wires earlier today, which prompted us to Kick Off a Deep Dive into it.

And specifically, whether it can be used effectively as an External Long-Press Camera Shutter Controller for Photosets' Burst Photo Camera.

As a reminder, Photosets supports two Camera Shutter Options, Single Tap (Blue) & Long-Press (Red), where Long-Press is a First-In / First-Out Circular Buffer that holds the most-recent "n" captured photos..

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La Jolla, California


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Photosets

High-Precision Timing Burst Photo Camera (App)

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Short-Form, 60-scene Video Maker
with Rock Solid A/V Sync support !


iOS App Store here in the States



Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - July 20, 2024):

Downloads: 50.1K World, 13.8K In the States

Updates: 989K World, 538K In the States

# of App Review Approvals:  393

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📌 Photosets v10.30+

(released Mon, June 17, 2024)


(table last updated 8 AM, Mon, July 15, 2024)


Version
of
Photosets


Price

(USD)


High-Precision Timing
Burst Photo Capture

(photos/set)


Multi View Capture

(1)


Short-Form,
60-scene
Video
Maker


8 Mpx

(30 fps)


4K

(30-60 fps)


12 Mpx

(30 fps)


1x
Capture-Duration

(App Store version)


$4.99


25


25


20


-





2x
Capture-Duration

(In House version #1)


-


50


50


40








3x
Capture-Duration

(In House version #2)


-


75


75


60








(1) The ONLY feature NOT included in the 1x Capture-Duration version is Multi View Capture (MVC).


(table last updated 8 AM, Thurs, July 18, 2024)


Version
of
Photosets


High-Precision Timing
Burst Photo Capture

(seconds/set)


Our
Estimate
of
Market
Value

(USD)


8 Mpx

(30 fps)


4K

(30-60 fps)


12 Mpx

(30 fps)


1x
Capture-Duration

(App Store
version)


0.833


0.833-0.417


0.667


$15M


2x
Capture-Duration

(In House
version #1)


1.667


1.667-0.833


1.333


$1B


3x
Capture-Duration

(In House
version #2)


2.5


2.5-1.25


2.0


$1.5B


1.) The 3x version is a superset of the 2x version.

And that naturally includes the Applications/Use-Cases that it supports.

2.) Likewise the 2x version relative to the 1x version.

3.) v10.29 had offered the 2x version as a One-Time-Purchase IAP (upgrade), but it had NO sales.

So, just-prior to releasing v10.30, we Removed it from Sale.

i.e., the IAP is NO longer available for purchase.

We "may" change our mind on that at some point in the future.


(table last updated 10 AM, Thurs, July 18, 2024)


Version
of
Photosets


Max Video Duration

for an example 4K30 video

(seconds)


Our
Estimate
of
Market
Value

(USD)


3
scenes


12
scenes


60
secenes


1x
Capture-Duration

(App Store
version)


2.5


10.0


50.0


$15M


2x
Capture-Duration

(In House
version #1)


5.0


20.0


100.0


$1B


3x
Capture-Duration

(In House
version #2)


7.5


30.0


150.0


$1.5B


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📌 Our First Shortcut for Photosets

Our plan is to release this concurrently with the release of Photosets v10.31

And BTW, we're Field Testing this here in San Diego with our Shoreline Female Dynamic Photo Modeling Application/Use-Case, where the iPhone running Photosets is attached to a Tripod via an Adapter.

With this approach, once we execute Step #9, Start Photosets, it's Free Running until Completed.

i.e., until the multi-scene Video has been crafted.

Consider this simple example that captures Burst Photos in 4K30 via the Back Wide Camera:

"Shortcut Photosets + Capture 10 Sets of Max + with Audio + Delete Photos +
Make 10-scene Video + ... Start Photosets".

Including the "+" is optional; it works with OR without it.

The operation automatically starts at "Start Photosets".

The "..." in the example above is added to illustrate OR promote delay.

i.e., don't issue the "Start Photosets" command until you are Ready for Capture.

Once started, if you need to Kill the Sequence of Operations before it completes, simply issue the command "Stop Photosets".


(table last updated 9 PM Sun, July 7, 2024)


Step


Optional


Action


Comment


1


-


Shortcut Photosets


First Config Step


2


-


Capture ___ Sets of ___


# of sets
(2 - 60)

# of photos/set
("Max" OR 20-75)


3





Wide / LossLess 2X / Tele


Wide is the Default


4





4K30 / 4K60 / 12 Mpx


4K30 is the Default


5





with Audio


Enables concurrent
Audio Capture


6





Append / Prepend / Mix
New


Appends, Prepends, OR Mixes, new sets
to OR with older sets,
time-wise


7





Delete Photos


Photosets will delete the newly-Captured Photos AFTER the Video
has been made


8


-


Make
___-scene Video


Last Config Step

# of video scenes
(2 - 60)


9


-


Start Photosets


Starts the Sequence of Operations


10





Stop Photosets


Stops the Sequence of Operations


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