VK: Video Kaleidoscope - live visual effects :)

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  1. psonice, Mar 17, 2011
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    psonice macrumors 6502a

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    App store link: VK: Video Kaleidoscope

    I'm proud to present my new app: VK: Video Kaleidoscope. It's a realtime video kaleidoscope, but taken a bit further. It uses live video from the camera (front or back), then uses some nifty effects to combine mirrored images, rather than just mirroring, so it's totally unique. I've spent a lot of time polishing too. The video shows what it can do:

    vimeo.com/irt/vk

    That was recorded by attaching an iPhone to a video camera (with cardboard and rubber bands!) and walking around with it, so that's an excellent representation of what it's like. Well, quality is a lot higher than it looks, the video camera is pretty bad.

    To use it, you literally just point the camera at anything, and move around. There's a selection of 5 effects, all with quite different results. There's a built-in camera, built-in photo library + photo viewer, and built-in sharing via email or facebook (you can post directly to your wall from within the app!).

    It's using the video processor in the iPhone to create the effects, so it runs at a nice, smooth 30fps (the maximum the built-in camera can provide).

    Requirements: iPhone 3GS or 4, or iPod Touch with camera, iOS 4.0 or later. It will probably run on iPad2 as an iPhone app, but I'll update it to fully support the iPad 2 as soon I can get my hands on one - expect HD support, video out, and some heavy use of that new GPU! :)

    Tons of photos taken with the app: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58220292@N04/sets/72157626106342332/

    Here's some screenshots:

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    Feel free to ask me stuff :)
     
  2. TITNTUFF macrumors regular

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    Looks Great!

    ANOTHER quality app.
    Looking forward to getting it.:D
     
  3. psonice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! And even bigger thanks for your great review :D
     
  4. TITNTUFF macrumors regular

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    You're Welcome!

    I'm still anticipating what you'll come up with when the iPhones get better cameras.
     
  5. psonice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has featured the app as "New and noteworthy" in entertainment! That put a huge smile on my face this morning :D

    Yeah. In the meantime we have the ipad2, with worse cameras. Oh well, maybe iphone 5 this summer?

    But, we do get a nice new A5 processor, with a MUCH faster graphics chip. This will help a lot! My recent apps have been pushing the A4 to the limit, both CPU and GPU together at times. I now have plenty of headroom to take things a lot further ;)
     
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  8. psonice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, but I could make one if there's demand for it. Anyone else interested in a mac version of this?
     

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