Hot on the heels of version 1.2, Frameographer 1.3 is now available in the App Store. With it brings a couple features, one of which is pretty nifty.
On the Capture screen, you can now pitch-to-zoom, just as you would in the native Camera app. There is one key difference between these two zooms, however. In the native Camera app, any zooming done will degrade the image quality, as it is simply enlarging and cropping the digital image. Frameographer, however, uses what we are calling “Smart Zoom,” which preserves the image quality. Allow me to explain.
Movies exported from Framographer are 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The iPhone 4S camera captures images at 3264 x 2448 pixels. Because a full resolution image has more pixels than needed for a 1080p export, zooming in simply resizes the viewport, but keeps the capture at full quality. In essence, when you are zooming in Frameographer, you are not enlarging a digital image, you are changing how the image is cropped.
The zoom is roughly 2X, which we have found to be quite sufficient for most cases when a tighter composition is desired. Frameographer 1.3 is a free update and is available in the App Store.
June 4, 2012 / 3 notes