By FR Vision AB
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This app puts your iPhone or iPad on rails and turns it into a camera dolly!
With DollyCam you can record videos and then stabilize them to remove camera shake. DollyCam also corrects wobble caused by the camera's rolling shutter. The resulting videos are much smoother than the original recordings and are more pleasant to watch.
When stabilizing a video black borders might appear. DollyCam solves this problem using two different techniques:
- Zooming: DollyCam chooses a suitable zoom level depending on how your device was moved during recording
- Extrapolation: DollyCam extrapolates each frame of the video to fill the black borders
DollyCam does not remove motion blur. To get the best possible results, record videos in good light conditions.
- Full 30 fps video recording in HD (720p), VGA (480p) and HVGA (360p) resolutions
- Video stabilization
- Rolling shutter correction
- Zoom adaptively to reduce black borders (optional)
- Extrapolation to reduce black borders (optional)
- Export videos to your camera roll
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPad mini
DollyCam was developed at Linköping University as a part of the project Virtual Global Shutters for CMOS Cameras. Project homepage: http://www.liu.se/forskning/foass/per-erik-forssen/VGS
Company homepage: http://www.fr-vision.se
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What's New in Version 1.3.1
URL handler updates
No iPhone 5S support
Does not support iPhone 5S. Please get a device devs so you can update the software. Thanks.
Extremely Disappointing and Worthless
First off, let me explain that THE WHOLE REASON I BOUGHT AN iPAD WAS TO USE DOLLYCAM. And, after I bought it, I discovered that DollyCam was not compatible with the (then) newest iPad, iPad 3. I wrote to the Developers, and was informed that they would come up with an update after they had a chance to examine the camera specs of "The New iPad."
I waited -- LITERALLY -- everyday for 6 months, for an update. I have about 1,300 apps on my iPad, so each day I would scroll through the dozen or so updates of various apps, HOPING to see DollyCam listed among them.
And then the day came. It was nearly 6 months after the release of the new iPad, but at least it was here. I downloaded the update with glee, and set out to record my first clip of DollyCam-stabilized video. (Yes, I had used Luma before, but really wasn't impressed.)
And, lo and behold! It sucked! Badly.
The video is absolutely awful, and shows no signs of being stabilized at all. In fact, even AFTER stabilizing the footage, (all shot while traveling in straight lines, with no turning left or right, as instructed), the footage looks as bad as it would without any correction at all.
These clips were taken while WALKING at a pretty slow pace. Very slow, as a matter of fact, on smooth terrain. (It's hard to get smoother than a concrete driveway.) So I can't be faulted for overtasking the software, or pushing it beyond reasonable limits. If it can't handle walking in a driveway at 1 mile per hour, then what CAN it handle?
The resulting footage reminds me of the scene from Jurassic Park, where a giant dinosaur is coming, and you can see evidence of its approach in the ripples in a nearby glass of water. With every footstep, the water ripples... And in the case of DollyCam, with every step of the videographer, (in this case, ME), the footage looks as if it is a reflection in a pool of water, with someone stamping their feet nearby, causing ripples and shockwaves in the reflection. How useful is THAT?
I went again to the DollyCam website and watched those videos that inspired me enough to buy an iPad in the first place. Oh, they are so smooth! But not as smooth as the Swedish con artists who got my money from me by selling me a worthless app.
Bottom line: DO NOT BUY THIS APP. Instead, make a video of yourself lighting dollar bills on fire and smoking them. You won't have the cash anymore, but at least you and your friends will get quite a big laugh out of it. Almost as much as the Swedish con artists who stole my money. Only difference is, they get to laugh AND keep the money.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: May 22, 2013
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 2.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: FR Vision AB
- © 2013 FR Vision AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.