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Ann's Movie Musings

Discussion in 'Video' started by ImageArt, 13 December 2016.

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    I'm learning such a lot about video apps and filming that I thought I should share anything I find useful. Of course I'm going through the same stage that I did when I first started iPhoneography. Downloading every video app that goes free or is free and paying for any that might be useful! I had intended to keep my iPad Pro pristine with few apps but I'm afraid it's err...not pristine anymore!

    Please feel free to add any applicable video stuff.
     
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    I can see that I am going to have to try and put together some abstract video clips because there are now so many apps out there that do this sort of thing. Came across Hyperspektiv
    HYPERSPEKTIV by Phantom Force
    https://appsto.re/gb/ozje_.i
    yesterday which cost £1.45. Think this might be a keeper. Has 33 different kinds of effects. I think it works best if you are actually videoing at the same time because if you move your finger over the screen you can effect the outcome while you are videoing which you can't do if you convert an existing video. You can also take still shots if it's live but the quality isn't great.

    I took some existing video I had of my home town in the UK and applied Meltphace. By tapping this option again you can change things like the hue, saturation and contrast and something called hourglass and lowpass which I think seems to change the intensity of the effect. You also seem to be able to change these effects by just running your finger over the screen. You can also do all sorts of mirroring.

    I took pieces of video from this into VHoto https://appsto.re/gb/iWfRW.i, a great app which enables you to take stills from videos or cuts them down to short videos or gifs. I think it was free.

    A gif:
    FD4E25DF-59AF-4A1A-8689-0286BBD403A1-4122-000008F3F5B88BA6.gif

    A still:
    IMG_0720.JPG

    Here I took an original still, combined it with the above still in iColorama, cropped, tuned and applied some tensor:
    IMG_0731.PNG

    A mirror:
    F314AA1D-F1F4-4369-91A2-947307045634-4122-000008F9B1DF66C3.gif
     
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    Wow. I've never been interested in video (and I've never understood gif) but these are great! Must try!
     
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    The last one there is a real kick and beautifully looped.
     
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    Brilliant Ann and something new to learn. :thumbs: I always love your videos.
     
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    Here's my latest video done in LumaFusion Beta due out on the 20 December. So the whole of this video is done on a mobile app. LumaFusion is going half price the first week of it's release and I know most people will balk at the price but this is aimed at professional photographers and it is a SERIOUS app. It has three possible tracks for video/titles and three tracks for audio. Check out #fusion90days on Twitter to see what it can do. If you are thinking of doing any serious video in future, do not hesitate to buy it. There is nothing out there like it.

    So I've been putting off mentioning the price but at half price it's $19. I wouldn't hesitate to pay that knowing what I know about the app.

    Sorry, this is a little long at 3 minutes but I love the piece the busker is playing and I didn't want to cut it down:

     
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    Wow that gif is so cool!!!
     
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    Did you know that for 79p you can now convert movies in Brushstroke? I've taken a section of a Brushstroke video and converted it to a gif to show here:

    IMG_0773.gif
     
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    Omg! Ive had Brushstroke for ages but tended to prefer Waterlogue and more recently iColorama. I just paid for the movie convert and must thank you! I just converted a short clip of Al di Meola from a performance last week and its amazing. (Now to work out how to GIF it...)
     
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    That's magic...
     
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    Get Vhoto. I think it's free. Enables you to get stills from video or make short gifs. If it's not free rather get Imgplay which lets you crop, apply effects and more and also converts LIVE photos and BURSTS into gifs or movies.

    PS You can link movies. You just have to upload them first in YouTube or Vimeo.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I did download Vhoto (free) but will also check out Imgplay.
     
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    What I call Moving Art. Just the start of my experiments.
    Produced using Metabrush, iColorama, Megaphoto and LumaFusion

     
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    Love this work and your videos generally Ann, invigorating stuff (and the music piece is enchanting too!)... :notworthy:

    I do not recall, although I do believe we have discussed elsewhere, but do you use a gimbal when videoing?... :rog:
     
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    How did you do that???? That is amazing!
     
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    My carnival one in Come Walk with Me is my first video with a gimbal and panning or up and down is much much smoother. It definitely takes practise to get a good piece of video. Walking can still be a challenge unless you are actually walking with the thing your filming then it seems to be better. I also used a gimbal with the boardwalk but interestingly hyperlapse when walking with a gimbal doesn't seem to make much difference - it still looks bumpy.

    Edit: Thanks, by the way Rog Venomator.
     
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    Actually, it's easy but it's just painstaking. So with every brushstroke that I apply in an app I save which is fortunately quick in both Metabrush and iColorama. To get some of the changes I will do a 'blend' but I turn the opacity of the top layer to zero, then I slowly turn up the opacity of the new layer, saving at each increase to get it to 'dissolve' into the next. MegaPhoto does some fantastic stuff without you having to do anything. You just record the effects and then add them in where you want them.

    So basically in the end I load all the photos in order into LumaFusion and let it run with some photos having a slightly longer time than others.
     
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    Your Camera Roll must look like a flip-book animation afterwards. Do you delete all the component parts when you're finished or do you archive them somewhere?
     
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    HOLY WOW Ann!!!! :eek: :inlove: :notworthy: :inlove: Your creativity and versatility never cease to AMAZE. This is gorgeous.

    INCREDIBLE. :notworthy:
     
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    I just bought Imgplay for $1.99 (the free version put an annoying watermark on everything :barf: ) and here's my first gif made from a live photo!

    imb_0A543270-5A5A-46FD-A40D-B1493409996D.gif

    Interesting because it is static in my camera roll and I thought something went wrong, but it's moving here. :confused: I also pressed on it like you do to the Live Photos but nothing happened. I also saved a video version but couldn't upload it here (got an error message saying it had the wrong extension.)

    Soooo.... if the gifs don't move in your camera roll how do you know which are gifs and which are regular images? :confused:

    EDIT: the gif also doesn't show up on Facebook... it just looks like a photo. I had to save it as a video so I could post it on Facebook as a moving image.
     
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    You are doing incredible work Ann!!!
     
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    Yes, it does! I archive them off which I will do today and delete them from my iPad. The chances are I might never use it again but if my techniques and skills get better who knows I might revisit it and use some of it.
     
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    Yes, gifs don't move in the Photos app and because you can't see the image name, yes, you don't know which ones are gifs. It's a pity ImgPlay don't add their stuff to an album.

    This is why I like View Exif. I can either check a photo within the Photos app or I can go into the app, Favourite all the gifs and then save them into a gif album. Another criticism of the bland Apple Photos App.

    Using my exif viewers in the Photos app:
    IMG_1723.JPG

    'Favouriting' my gifs in the View Exif App or just finding them here.
    IMG_1725.JPG

    I don't actually use Facebook except for groups but I did know you can't load gifs directly. You have to use another site and Giphy is one of them. However, I am not sure if you can keep your gifs private and then just link them in Facebook so that only those with the private link can see them. Surprised that Facebook hasn't provided this utility.
     
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    Thanks, Mel :)
     
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    By the way, have you tried to use the backward and forward to stop the jerk at the end.
     
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