Google has launched three new apps under the project named as Appsperiment. This is the first installment of the apps under this project which is inspired by Motion stills — an app that is developed by Google researchers that converts short videos into cinematograph and time lapses using experimental stabilization rendering technologies.
Today, there are apps 2 billion smartphones used world wide and they are carrying camera that is capable of capturing unbelievable quality as compare to the cameras available 5 years ago. According to Google — The next generation of cameras will have the capability to blend hardware and computer vision algorithms that operate as well on an image’s semantic content, enabling radically new creative mobile photo and video applications.
The appsperiment is based on the image rendering technology which relies on following factors
- Object Recognition
- Person segmentation
- stylization algorithms
- efficient image encoding and decoding technologies
- Most important Fun
All these apps are not available on all the platforms and Google has launched them on selected platforms. It is not clear that how many apps will be launched under this project.
Storyboard is the first app in the series of three. This converts your short video into comic layout in single image with frame of six. Simply open your video into storyboard and get your comic storyboard. By next time you will get a new comic storyboard for the same video. Google claims that it is having 1.3 trillion possibilities. The app is only available for Android.
Selfissimo! is available for iOS and Android both. It is a photographer that tells user to pose in front of camera and shoot the picture when user stop moving. You can end session to review the pictures.
Scrubbies is basically fun lovers app which lets you play with the videos. It allows you to manipulate the speed and video playback direction for the videos shot by this app. It recognizes your finger while you are playing with it. Using one finger you can play the video and using two fingers you can play with the playback of the videos. This is only available for iOS.