Posts Tagged ‘automatic’

Antix Automatically Creates Highlight Reels from Your GoPro Footage By Selecting the Exciting Parts

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GoPros are wonderful little devices that can capture hour after hour of adventurous endeavors (or mundane experiences…). Those hours add up though, and not all of us have time to meticulously edit together a final result to share with the world.

The Antix app thinks it can solve this problem by using artificial intelligence to automatically compile your GoPro footage and edit it into a complete highlight video… all without you having to do much of anything at all.

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The Macropod is a $20,000+ Rig That Makes Macro Photography Stupidly Easy to Do

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Macro photography is a wonderful tool for scientists and researchers, but the complex nature of capturing detailed, focus-stacked macro images of everything from insects to the human tongue puts the tool out of reach of many.

The Macropod photographic system solves this by making the entire process both portable and automatic, and producing some of the sharpest, most striking macro photographs we’ve ever seen. Read more…

PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

Update: Dropbox has contacted us to let us know that the issue has been fixed!


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Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…

DIY: An Automated, Motorized Camera Dolly Made Out of LEGO and an Arduino

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In the past, we’ve shared a few different ways to make a DIY dolly, but today’s version is a bit more… childish than those. That’s because this automated and motorized dolly is made, not out of parts you’d find at a hardware store, but a toy store. It’s a dolly made of LEGO. Read more…

DJI DropSafe Automatic Parachute Will Try to Save Your Camera if Your Drone Falls Out of the Sky

Drone photography is the next time-lapse (which, incidentally, was the next HDR), but it presents a challenge that the previous two styles never did: safety. In this particular case we don’t mean safety of the people around (or rather below) you, but rather the safety of your gear itself.

As we’ve seen time and again, drones drop from the sky on occasion, and when they do, they rarely survive the journey south… Until now. A new product called DJI DropSafe aims to change all that. Read more…

MIT Researchers Develop a Drone that Can Automatically Light Your Subjects for You

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A group of researchers from MIT want your next lighting rig to be autonomous and airborne. Set to be on display this August at the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging, they’ve actually developed a drone that automatically and dynamically lights a subject (living or otherwise) for a photographer while he or she focuses on getting the shot. Read more…

Google+ Stories Can Automatically Create Impressive Albums from Your Uploads

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In their ongoing efforts to better organize and curate media, Google has announced the addition of Google+ Stories. Automatically pulling together media and data from photographs uploaded to Google+, Stories pieces together impressive chronological photo albums. Read more…

Dude, Who Took My Photograph? Curating Automated Photography

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A slew of new technologies are making it possible (even easy) to document everything around you without much effort or input. Wearable, automated cameras represent the most extreme end of this spectrum – devices like Autographer and the Narrative Clip record your daily life with a mind of their own. Read more…

Researchers Take Aim at Automatically Detecting Photo Fakes on Twitter

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You might remember the photo above from last year. For a while, it circulated the web like mad, claiming to show Hurricane Sandy bearing down menacingly on the Statue of Liberty. But if you’ve read our previous coverage on the photo, you’ll know that it is, in fact, a fake — a composite of a Statue of Liberty picture and a well-known photo by weather photographer Mike Hollingshead.

Photo fakes like this wind up going viral online all the time, often helped along by Twitter where retweet upon retweet puts it in front of thousands of unsuspecting people. Having had enough, a group of researchers from the University of Maryland, IBM Research Labs and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology are trying to do something about it. Read more…

Dropbox Beta Now Lets Mac Users Import iPhoto Libraries and Share Screenshots

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Since the outset of 2013, Dropbox has consistently sought to improve its ability to handle and share photos. Of course, a cloud storage provider isn’t going to compete with the likes of Flickr, but the company still wants to make it extremely easy to store all of your photos.

Dropbox’s most recent move in that direction is the announcement of a new beta that allows Mac users to import entire iPhoto libraries and all users to automatically backup and share screenshots. Read more…