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The Official Burst Photo Camera App™ ...

NOT Rocket Science, guess where we're going with that !

Here's a hint, think Sports & Wildlife ...



Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - May 31, 2020):

Downloads:  43.1K

Updates:  591K

# of Approved Updates:  227

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsTV

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FYI, Photosets TV v3.0 (Build #43) is Available for Download !

See our Photosets TV webpage.

As a reminder, it's our FREE companion macOS app for Photosets !

Please note that we are working on Build #44, & will release it in early/mid-June.

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Update for 9 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Monday, June 1st, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v7.37 to Apple App Review by mid-week, with Ext Mic support, as well as with Ext Shutter & Audio Capture enhancements.

If ALL goes well, you'll soon be able to combine Ext Shutter + Audio Capture, as well as Ext Shutter + Audio Capture + Ext Mic !

Photosets' Ext Shutter support is based-upon Audio "output" volume changes (typically from a wired headhphone attached to the Lightning port), which works well when capturing Audio from an Int Mic, but does NOT work 9at all) when capturing Audio from an Ext Mic.

In this case, a more-expensive Lightning adapter is needed.

As such, we're evaluating alternatives.


To help build-up Photosets' Ext Mic support, our R&D Lab now includes the following three Audio Test Beds:

Rode SmartLav+ + TRRS/Lightning adapter.

Rode NTG4+ + XLR cable + XLR/TRRS adapter + TRRS/Lightning adapter.

Rode NT5 + XLR cable + Grace Design m101 + XLR cable + XLR/TRRS adapter + TRRS/Lightning adapter.


Also, please note that v7.37 "may" be our last update for awhile.

We intend to soon Kick Off our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign, which will very-likely keep us extremely busy.

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Update for 2 PM (La Jolla, CA-time) Thursday, May 28th, 2020

FYI, we just wanted to add that for Photosets to take off, "we know" we need to Teach Users How-Best to Master the App.

And if so, ONLY a Services-oriented Business FULLY leverages that effort !

In other words, we're moving up the Food Chain because it's the Smart Move.

And, because the two apps (needed to make it happen) are basically Ready to Go now !

Make NO mistake, this is a Play on the (Economic) Rebound.


Also, & this could be an important point, it sounds like Trump's new Social Media Executive Order "could" open the door for new entrants.

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BREAKING NEWS: 10 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Thursday, May 28th, 2020

FYI, today we're working through the Details of a brand-new Corporate Partnership Program !

One that positions us, in-part, as a Service Provider !

Very specifically, we'll soon be leveraging the new Audio Capture support in the Camera, & the new Captured Audio support in the Video Maker, to craft High-End 45-second Video Ads for Corporate Partners !

This morning, we began adding support for External Microphones.

For those of you who are UN-aware, today we're basically RE-surrecting an idea of a few years ago, which would position Cosmosent Labs, Inc. as the Uber OR Lyft of Short Form Video Ads.

While Photosets has been a rare, true Flagship-caliber (Burst Photo) Camera App since the early days of the 2016 iPhone 7+, it is a much better app today than it was (even) a few years ago.

To participate, Consultants will simply need one of the 2019 iPhones (with Photosets installed), AND a Mac Computer (with Photosets TV installed).

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Update for 11:30 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v7.35 to Apple App Review by week's end !

We plan to extensively Field Test the Burst Video Maker's A/V Sync support ALL week, & will very-likely make Fine-Tune Adjustments to it.

We ALSO just added a brand-new User Control for it, that enables anyone to Fine-Tune the A/V Sync to their particular iPhone OR iPad, & to their liking !

As a reminder, you do need the "Pro" In-App Purchase (IAP) to enable Audio Capture in the Camera.

Make NO mistake, Audio Capture in the Camera + Captured Audio in the Burst Video Maker, takes Photosets to an entirely new level !

Please note that because of their Higher Performance, Photosets works best on the 2019 iPhones (i.e., the 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max).

As such, we ONLY recommend the Pro IAP to those using a 2019 iPhone, as well as to those planning to upgrade to an iPhone 12 later this year.


Photosets' Audio Capture support



Efficiency


Performance


15


30


45


15


30


45


-


-


-


-









Notes:

The "Pro" IAP is needed to capture more than "15" photos per set.

"15" photos per set @ 30 fps = 0.5 seconds of duration.

"30" photos per set @ 30 fps = 1.0 seconds of duration.

"45" photos per set @ 30 fps = 1.5 seconds of duration.

The Efficiency / Performance segment MUST be set to Performance, & the 15 / 30 / 45 segment MUST be set to either 30 OR 45.

Audio Capture works with both Camera Shutter Modes, Long Press (the Default) & Single Tap.

A "sufficient" Amount of DRAM is required for Photosets to perform its magic !


Our Best Guess of What's Coming Down the Pipe






2019


2020


11
Pro Max



2nd-Gen
SE



12
"Mini"



12


12
Pro



12
Pro Max



Screen Size


6.5"

($1,099)


4.7"

($399)


5.4"

($699 ?)


6.1"

($799 ?)


6.1"

($999 ?)


6.7"

($1,099 ?)


OLED
Country of Origin



South
Korea


(Samsung)


-


South
Korea


(Samsung)


South
Korea


(LG)


South
Korea


(Samsung)


South
Korea


(Samsung)


LPDDR5


-


-


-


-








LPDDR4X














-


-


Amount
of
DRAM

(MB)



~3700


~2800


~3700 ?


~3700 ?


~5600 ?


~5600 ?



Notes:

LPDDR5 is Off the Radar of most, but should NOT be !

Recommended Reading (Synopsys LPDDR5)

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Update for 11:30 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) "Memorial Day" Monday, May 25th, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by day's end !

We did NOT submit it on Friday, as we had anticipated.

We decided to use the extended weekend to RE-fine the app's new Audio support to the best of our ability.

Most of our Time & Energy since Friday has been focused on achieving Best-in-Class Audio/Video Synchronization.

A NON-trivial task, to say the least.

As a reminder, with Photosets' approach, Photo samples (from which Video samples are derived) are captured at 30 fps (i.e., every 33.33 ms), while Audio samples are captured every 21.32 ms OR 21.34 ms (depends upon the number of Audio samples per frame).

In an ideal world, we would have been able to rely-upon the (default) Timing Information assocated with each Received Buffer.

Unfortunately, that simply doesn't work !

We've encountered what we believe to be a number of low-level Apple bugs, either in their chips OR their low-level software !

As such, v7.34 incorporates ALOT of (custom) secret sauce code to circumvent those bugs !

In other words, there simply is NO way to make it work if one just relies-upon the (default) Timing Information that Apple provides !

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this is that there is NO information about this on the internet !


Also, on a completely different subject, please note that as soon as San Diego Country transitions into Phase 3 (RE-opening), we will immediately Kick Off our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign !

Until then, our focus is R&D.

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Update for 10 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Friday, May 22nd, 2020

FYI, we're On Track to submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by day's end !

It has rare, true Game Changer Potential !

It builds-upon the Audio Capture capability added in v7.33.

For example, with v7.34, you'll be able to craft 30-scene 1.5-sec/scene Burst Videos, where each scene ALSO includes its own captured audio !

We added this feature for two very-specific Pro Sports applicatons (here in the States).

However, that's just the tip of the iceberg !

You do need the "Pro" In-App Purchase (IAP) to enable Audio Capture in the Camera.

This is because Audio Capture ONLY makes sense when capturing sets of "30" OR more photos (i.e., one second OR more of duration).

When using the Burst Video Maker, Photosets automatically figures-out which scenes have captured audio, & which don't.

And just as importantly, it (precisely) synchronizes the Audio frames to the Video frames !

Make NO mistake, it has rare, true Game Changer Potential !

Photosets has been Off the Radar of most, but that's about to change !

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Update for 6 PM (La Jolla, CA-time) Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by week's end !

We put it on the Back Burner at 6 PM last Saturday, to focus on our Marketing efforts.

Earlier today, we RE-surrected it, & we can now state that we are On Track to release it by Memorial Day !

It's another BIGGIE !

In fact, it will include even more Advanced Technology than it would have included if we had submitted it to Apple App Review last Saturday.

It could be a Game Changer !

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BREAKING NEWS: 10 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

FYI, today we are announcing that we've pivoted with our first-ever Photosets' Marketing & Branding Campaign !

Specifically, we'll now be promoting two key attributes of the app:

1.) That it represents rare, true Perseverance in App Development.

OK, so what's the benefit ?

You get a Type of App that NO ONE ELSE has been able to Master !

One that represents The High Water Mark in Advanced Camera App Design & (low-level) Verification !

And very specifically, Apple doesn't offer anything like it !

2.) That it is the Perfect UN-Discovered Camera App for OUTSIDE Activities !

Ideal for the Rebound !

As a reminder, Photosets is a Burst Photo Camera App that captures photos @ 30 fps, & as such, works best in Bright Light environments.

On ALL three of the 2019 iPhones, if you know what you're doing, you can capture up-to "45" Full-Res 12 Mpx photos per set @ 30 fps !

That's 366 Mpx/sec for up-to 1.5 seconds, better than even the best that GoPro offers !


On a completely different subject, we just want to say that we see a HUGE Disconnet between Wall Street & Main Street !

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Update for 2:30 PM (La Jolla, CA-time) Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

FYI, we've decided to postpone our trip to Yellowstone.

We're working on something BIG right now that requires us to stay around the Office.

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Update for 9:30 AM (La Jolla, CA-time) Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) We intend to submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by day's end !

2.) We're continuing to work through the Details of our first-ever Photosets' Marketing & Branding Campaign, & we're (still) On Track to Kick it Off next week, & (still) most-likely at Yellowstone !

We're looking at 13+ hours by car straight up I-15 to Idaho Falls, & then ~2 more hours to get to Jackson, WY, just South of Yellowstone's Southern Entrance, which we'll use as our Base of Operations.

As a point of reference, it takes ~2.5 hours by car to go from Jackson, WY to the Old Faithful Geyser.

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Update for 9:30 PM (La Jolla, CA-time) Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) We intend to Kick Off our first-ever Photosets' Marketing & Branding Campaign the week of May 18th, & most-likely at Yellowstone !

We've been planning for it the last couple of weeks, & it's the reason we decided to add the Audio Capture support.

Yellowstone News Release

2.) We intend to submit Photosets v7.34 To Apple App Review by week's end.

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

Adds "Captured Audio" support to the 30-scene Burst Video Maker !

See the first table below.


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BREAKING NEWS: 12 Noon (La Jolla, CA-time) Monday, May 11th, 2020

Three things to announce:

1.) Today we're Kicking Off work on our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding campaign !

We intend to Roll It Out (to the Public) in the next 1-2 weeks !

What will it cover ?

We don't want to Tip our Hand, but we will give you a hint, think Sports & Wildlife

2.) We "may" submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by day's end !

3.) This morning we've been Asked, & have Agreed, to add support into Photosets that will enable each Partner Company to upload their photo sets to a secure, private section of our Internet Servers !

Few know that Photosets had offered, at one time, a Messages-based approach that enabled Users to send a copy of selected photo sets to ANY (remote) Mac.

We called it HSPX, because of the Container File Format it's based-upon.

It had considerable delay (out of our control), & as such, was never a widely-used feature.

We eventually disabled it for End Users, & as we normally do in such situations, we kept ALL the code in.

As such, we can absolutely Fast Track this brand-new Feature Request !

What's the benefit ?

Partner Companies will be able to craft multi-scene Burst Videos from photo sets captured from ALL of the iPhones & iPads used by their Employees !

Again, think Sports & Wildlife.

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Update for 12 Noon (La Jolla, CA-time) Sunday, May 10th, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v7.34 to Apple App Review by mid-week.

It builds-upon v7.33 with enhanced support for Captured Audio !

Specifically, Photosets' 30-scene Burst Video Maker will automatically add Captured Audio to those (video) scences crafted from photo sets that had the Audio Capture switch set during capture !

If for example, you made a Video from "30" 45-photo photo sets, each with Captured Audio, you'd end up with a 45-second Video that consists of "30" independent (video) scenes, each with their own dedicated Captured Audio !

That's "30" independent (video) scenes, each with 1.5 seconds of dedicated Capture Audio, presented in a 45-second Video !

Make NO mistake, this clearly puts Photosets in UN-chartered waters !


Photosets' Audio Capture



Photo
Format



Camera


Video Maker


External
Microphone



JPEG





v7.34


v7.35 ?


HEIC





v7.34


v7.35 ?


UN-comp. RGB





v7.34


v7.35 ?



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Performance Tiers

(2019 & 2020 iPhones listed in blue)



iPhone


Tier 1


Tier 2


Tier 3


6.5"


11 Pro Max


Xs Max


-


5.8"


11 Pro


Xs


X


6.1"


11


-


XR


5.5"


-


7+, 8+


6s+


4.7"


-


2nd-Gen SE


6s, 7, 8


4.0"


-


-


1st-Gen SE,
7th-Gen iPod touch




We use the following criteria to determine which Tier an iPhone is assigned into:

Relevant attributes of the A-series processor (e.g., the chip's Performance Controller)

Amount of DRAM

FaceID vs TouchID (i.e., FaceID consumes precious DRAM)

Attributes of the 12 Mpx image sensor(s) (e.g., pixel size & Focus Pixels)

Support for 4K Extended Dynamic Range

Support for 4K Cinematic Video Stabilization

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Resolution /
Color Space
Camera Control
Slider on Home



Full-Featured
Camera Settings Dialog



Scaled-down
Camera Settings Dialog

(v7.29)



Supports
Full-Res
12 Mpx
Capture
@ 30 fps



7+,
8+,
Xs,
Xs Max,
11,
11 Pro,
11 Pro Max,
2nd-Gen SE









-





6s, 6s+,
7,
8,
X,
XR,
ALL iPads



-


-





-



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iPhone


Image
Sensor



4K
Extended
Dynamic
Range



4K
Cinematic
Video
Stabilization



Focus
Pixels



11,
11 Pro,
11 Pro Max



Wide

(1.4 um)



up-to 60 fps





100%


Tele

(1.22 um)



up-to 60 fps





< 100%


Ultra-Wide

(1.22 um)



?


?


< 100%


Front

(1.22 um)



at 30 fps





< 100%


2nd-Gen SE


Wide

(1.22 um)



up-to 30 fps





< 100%


XR,
Xs,
Xs Max



Wide

(1.4 um)



up-to 30 fps


-


< 100%


8, 8+,
X



Wide

(1.22 um)



-


-


0% (8, 8+)

< 100% (X)




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2019


2020


11 Pro Max


2nd-Gen
SE



12


12 Pro


Screen Size


6.5"

($1,099)


4.7"

($399)


5.4"

($699 ?)


6.1"

($799 ?)


6.1"

($999 ?)


6.7"

($1,099 ?)


OLED
Country of Origin



South
Korea


(Samsung)


-


China

(BOE)

China

(BOE)

South
Korea


(Samsung)


South
Korea


(Samsung)


LPDDR5


-


-


-


-








LPDDR4X














-


-


Amount
of
DRAM

(MB)



3741


2880


~3700 ?


~3700 ?


~3700 ?


~5700 ?



FYI, regarding DRAM, while the DRAM Manufacturers produce 3 GB, 4 GB & 6 GB chips, & (future) iPhones & iPads (will) include such chips, that's NOT the Amount of DRAM Available to iOS, or to Mobile Apps !

Recommended Reading (Synopsys LPDDR5)


How does the new SE compare in terms of DRAM ?



iPhone


List

(USD)



DRAM


$ per GB


11


$699


3.75 GB


$186


XR


$599


2.76 GB


$217


2nd-Gen SE


$399


2.88 GB


$139



FaceID vs TouchID (i.e., FaceID consumes precious DRAM)

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Tap one of the buttons to present the screenshots.

Those sufficiently Skilled in the Art should immediately recognize the Insight !

To those NOT sufficiently Skilled in the Art, notice the Trends for the Percentages for "Used" & "Trade Ins," & the Net Result of that.

Also, please note that the screenshots represent what Apple offered just-before they announced the 2nd-Gen iPhone SE.

We're now updating Timmy to include the 2nd-Gen SE, & which drops the 8 & 8+.


1/12
1
2/12
1b
3/12
6
4/12
6b
5/12
5
6/12
5b
7/12
4
8/12
4b
9/12
3
10/12
3b
11/12
2
12/12
2b


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The following numbers are extracted directly from Timmy v2.0



1Q19

(Oct-Dec)



2Q19

(Jan-Mar)



3Q19

(Apr-Jun)



4Q19

(Jul-Sep)



1Q20

(Oct-Dec)



2Q20

(Jan-Mar)



Reported

(in Billions)


$51.982


$31.051


$25.986


$33.362


$55.957


$24.841

Projected


Used


0%


0%


1%


2%


3%


4%


New


100%


100%


99%


98%


97%


96%


Trade Ins


0%


3%


4%


5%


6%


7%


Net


100%%


97%


96%


95%


94%


93%


Net

(in Billions)


$51.982


$30.119


$24.696


$31.059


$51.021


$22.177


YY Net


-15.6%


-20.8%


-17.4%


-16.5%


-1.8%


-26.4%


Units


55.0M


43.7M


34.8M


39.4M


55.0M


35.0M


ASP


$949


$884


$733


$822


$863


$677



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Photosets



Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - May 31, 2020):

Downloads:  43.1K

Updates:  591K

# of Approved Updates:  227

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List

(USD)



AAPL's Cut

(USD)



Our Cut

(USD)



Photosets
v7.36


(iOS App Store)



FREE !


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"Pro"
In-App
Purchase
for
Photosets


(iOS App Store)



$9.99


$2.99


$7.00



Photosets TV
v3.0


(Build #43)



FREE !


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Timmy
v2.0



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