Motiongraph: Bringing Imagination to Life
Spice up your boring, static photographs and delve into a cinematography-like experience with Sony's latest release. Sony Mobile has unveiled a new application known as Motiongraph for devices powered by Android 2.3 and above. The smartphone application empowers users to create unusual images, bringing imagination to life. Using this app, you can create images in which only one part of the image moves like a video, while the other part remains still, thus creating images that are limited only by your imagination.
According to Masato Kuninori, senior application producer, Sony Digital Network Applications, "partially animated .GIFs have caught the attention of so many consumers in a short space of time. We want to ignite their creativity by giving them greater precision through the creative process. With Sony technology, consumers can rub the area they would like to move and select the smoothness and roughness of the animation."
Motiongraph enables you to select a portion of the image that they want to animate and the portions that should remain stationary and create partially moving images with the power of animated .gifs. Using this app, you can capture different images to create a small video by giving the images consistent and controlled results with a simple "rubbing" interface. It allows you to highlight the areas that you want to animate with a simple touch of a finger. Motiongraph allows you to create images in three simple steps:
Shoot: Use the record button to capture a short video of about 2 seconds.
Edit: Use the rubbing interface to define areas that you want to animate.
Save: A simple tap of a button lets you save your masterpiece for life.
The app also features an in-built "loop motion detection" that automatically searches for areas of interest by sensing movement and their loop patterns. Additional features include lighting and color controls, image stabilization, options to adjust focus, white balance, playback speed, and exposure.
The Motiongraph app can be downloaded for Google Play Store and comes with a price tag of $0.99.
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