Photosets Pro v1.1 ...

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    6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, February 3rd:

    FYI, the "HEIF Photo Streaming" support that we announced just-yesterday "should" become available to the General Public within just a few days, and to our Business Partners no later than the end of February.

    From a high-level perspective, our HEIF Photo Streaming implementation is simply the streaming of Motion Photography Photos from our Photosets Pro v1.2 iOS app, to our Photosets TV v1.0 macOS app.

    Our implementation encodes each photo ONLY with HEVC "intra-coding," so that the Decoding Time of any particular photo (on the receiving end) is minimized ... and specifically, we're saying UN-compressed BGRA photo-content to HEVC-encoded photos, with each photo in it's own HEIF container.

    We intentionally chose NOT to include "inter-coding" because our primary target applications ALL require Lowest Decode Times (i.e., Sports Highlights, Female Photo Modeling & Fashion Shows, and Dynamic Nature Scenes, AND of course, ALL eventually streamed Live from their sources).

    11:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, February 2nd:

    FYI, we've decided to RE-define & simplify the options for the "Photosets TV Capture" feature ... specifically, moving forward, Photosets Pro will now support ONLY two "streaming" options: 1.) the streaming of JPEG Photos from all supported devices, and 2.) the streaming of HEIF Image Sequences from select supported devices.

    As before, it's (motion photography photoset streaming) from the Photosets Pro iOS app to the Photosets TV macOS app ... in other words, everything else stays the same.

    From a high-level perspective, we're simply dropping the (existing) UN-compressed RGB, BGRA, and BGR10A2 photo streaming options, in favor of HEIF Image Sequence streaming.
     
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    10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, February 5th:

    FYI, to Celebrate the Imminent Release of Photosets Pro v1.2 & Photosets TV v1.0, and thus the World Debut of "HEIC Photo Streaming," OR more-specifically, "HEIC Motion Photography Photoset Streaming," we've transitioned our iOS app, Photosets Pro, to FREE, and will be launching our macOS app, Photosets TV, at ONLY ~$1 USD.

    Photosets Pro is the planet's most-advanced & highest-performance motion photography camera app.

    Photosets TV is a companion macOS app for Photosets Pro, that acts as a Wireless Receiver, and will help Usher-In the streaming of HEIC Photos !
     
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    5 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, February 7th:

    Two things to announce today:

    1.) The first 1M downloads (of Photosets Pro) will have "Lord Commander" status ... the rest something else, maybe NOT so nice ... it's something we've added into v1.2 ... it's based-upon the date you first install Photosets Pro, relative to the date the app crosses the 1M download threshold (which obviously hasn't yet happned) ... we've also updated the Camera's (default) "session code" for the Photosets TV Capture feature, to "Valyrian Steel".

    2.) Both Photosets Pro v1.2 & Photosets TV v1.0 should be out this Friday ! ... we had to RE-work a small portion of the wireless link between the two.
     
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    2 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, February 23th:

    FYI, now that v1.3 has been Approved & is Available for Download, we're now working on v1.4, which adds support for making HEVC-encoded Display P3 / Wide Color videos directly from captured UN-compressed BGRA photo content ! ... simply put, we're trying to put as much distance as possible, Engineering-wise, between us and Instagram & Snapchat, "before" Photosets Pro gets discovered by tier-1 VCs, which could happen any day now ! ... we're NOT saying it will happen any day now, just that it now could !

    Just like the new v1.3 HEVC Burst Photo Capture feature, the new v1.4 Video Maker feature will ONLY be available on supported Apple mobile devices with an A10 or newer processor, AND will require the Photosets Pro "Sub" IAP.

    Also, please note that the earliest our Motion Photography-oriented "Photosets Social Network" would go Live is with v1.5 ... we simply made an important business decision earlier this week to make the v1.4 Video Maker feature a core feature of our upcoming Social Net.
     
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    10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, February 26th:

    FYI, as you probably know, Samsung recently announced their Galaxy S9 & S9+ smartphones ... what you probably don't know, is that the image sensors of both smartphones include dedicated DRAM, and that they use it similar to how Photosets Pro uses main memory in Apple's mobile devices.

    Among other things, Samsung states they use the dedicated on-Sensor DRAM for 720p960 video frame capture.

    They also state that their 720p960 capability can capture ONLY up-to 20 video frames, AND offers ONLY ~0.2 seconds of recording time.

    For comparison purposes, we've crated-up a new table that illustrates how Photosets Pro compares ... as a reminder, Photosets Pro captures in either 12 Mpx, 4K, or 8 Mpx resolution, at speeds from 20 photos per second, up-to 60 photos per second.

    Also, NO mention of 10-bit color capture with the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement, nor any mention of HEVC Burst Photo support ... as such, we believe this is why Apple's stock is up today ... if Samsung had included 10-bit color capture support with their newest smartphones, then every single iPhone & iPad in existence would have immediately lost it's luster ... we've been stating this for a few weeks, AND a number of top analysts do come to our website, and have become educated about some of the more-technical things because of it (we know this because we have answered some of their technical questions directly).

    Stated differently, Samsung is just as clueless as Apple when it comes to 10-bit color capture (& display) ... whoever gets their first, will win the day ... and specifically, we're saying 10-bit extended color space capture, via BGR10A2Unorm, a 32-bit packed-memory pixel format organization, where the Alpha channel is not really used, except for memory alignment purposes.
     
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    v1.7, out Monday, March 5th ?,
    will include support for (automatically) making "Wide Color" HEVC-encoded videos directly from captured UN-compressed "Display P3" BGRA photo content ! ... very-likely another mobile industry first !


    To celebrate the Release of v1.6 earlier today, Friday, March 2nd,
    we've now transitioned Photosets Pro to FREE for a Limited Time ! ... perhaps ONLY 24 hours.
     
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    10:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, April 5th:

    FYI, we've now made sufficient progress with v1.18 that we're now ALL-IN with "Portrait Mode Videos,"videos that include Depth ! ... please do NOT confuse this with portrait "Orientation" videos, which have been around for ages.

    We hope to submit v1.18 to Apple App Review either later today, or tomorrow ... and as usual, we are an Engineering-oriented company, AND do NOT have time for Fancy Screenshots (in the iOS App Store) ... unless / until we've got a Marketing Budget, you can either continue to get Leading Edge Technology from us, or Fancy Screenshots, but NOT both ... if Fancy Screenshots are important to you, please go elsewhere.

    Photosets Pro is a camera app for those who appreciate Engineering Accomplishments !

    Photosets Pro is now Light Years ahead of Snapchat & Instagram, AND now ONLY missing a back-end Social Net, which we are working on.

    ALL of the nicer Features & Capabilities in the app require the Photosets Pro "Sub".
     

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