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Update for 7 AM (California-time) Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Two things to announce:

1.) Photosets v9.0 was Approved earlier today, & is now Available for Download !

We encourage everyone to begin using it ASAP.

It represents App Approval #300 for Photosets !

And BTW, it is Ready to Go for the 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, & 13 Pro Max, which will ALL be Offically Released on Friday !

2.) We're gonna pivot slightly with our R&D plans from what we announced yesterday.

Rather than add it as a Capture Option, we're gonna add ProRes Video support into
Photosets' short-scene Burst Video Maker.

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Update for 9 PM (California-time) Monday, September 20th, 2021

FYI, v9.0 is yesterday's news for us, we're now Fast Tracking v9.1, with support for crafting ProRes 422 Videos from UN-compressed photos during capture !

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, at one time, years ago, Photosets had offered support for optionally (also) crafting Rec.709 Videos during capture.

After six months OR so, we concluded that the iPhones of the time simply didn't have the necessary Performance.

So, we disabled the feature, & as we always do whenever we disable a feature, we kept the code in the app.

So now, it's just a matter of adapting the code to support ProRes 422.

Make NO mistake, it is a NON-trivial technical task.

However, we do know precisely what needs to be done.

OK, so who benefits most ?

Anyone working in Video Production !

Both Amateurs & Pros !

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Why Photosets ?

Because, it will Significantly Raise your Knowledge of both Photos & Videos !

And since Knowledge is Power, you'll become a more-Powerful Photo & Video expert.

Simply put, you'll know Important Things that most others don't.

As such, you'll be able to produce Content that most others can't !

Simply because of their Lack of Knowledge of what's possible.

Photos on one side, Videos on the other side, Photosets right (smack) in the middle !

Off the Radar of most, but should NOT be !

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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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Price

(USD)


Our
Subjective
Value Grade



Photosets
w/ the
Premium User
IAP


(iOS)


$5.99


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


($5.99 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)




(v8.52+)




(v8.52+)


* 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 21, 2021):

# of Approved App Updates:  299






Downloads


Updates


Worldwide


49.1K


768K


Here in the States


13.3K

(27.1%)


414K

(53.9%)



Key STAT since Last Ratings Reset (Nov 4, 2020 - Sept 21, 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 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


11
Pro


11
Pro Max



12
mini


12


12
Pro


12
Pro Max



2021
M1
iPad Pro
+
2020
iPad Air 4



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


(1.33 sec / set)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)


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


(1.67 sec / set)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)




(26-50)


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


(2.0 sec / set)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)


60-scene
Video Maker





(11-60)




(11-60)




(11-60)




(11-60)




(11-60)




(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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Photosets' Premium User IAP





Pre


Post


App Store


website


App Store


website


List Price


$5.99


-


$5.99


$3.59


Our Cut


$4.19


-


$4.19


$3.49


Apple's Cut


$1.80


-


$1.80


-


% of Unit Sales


100%


-


50%

(Est.)


50%

(Est.)



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