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Ice Cream Sandwich's new camera effects demoed [video]

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Ice Cream Sandwich's new camera effects demoed [video]
For those of you excited about Android’s 4.0 release, Ice Cream Sandwich, there are some fun features in addition to the ones built purely on function. One fun feature is the addition of real-time video effects.

Tech blog, The Verge, had an opportunity to sit down with Matias Duate, Senior Director of Android User Experience at Google, and see first hand some of the new video effects.

The native camera app inside Ice Cream Sandwich allows real-time video effects to be applied on the fly rather than recording the video then rendering the effect. There is also a feature called “Silly Faces” that allows the user to render effects on a specific parts of the screen rather than the entire video. Some examples of this are the ability to distort just a person’s head, eyes, nose, or mouth to create a crazy, fun effect.

Check out the video below to see some of these effects in action.

source: The Verge via Android Authority

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posted on 18 Nov 2011, 09:27 2

1. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

too bad the verge already said how disappointed they are with indoor images this phone takes... for good pictures it has to be outside and sunny... #overhypedcamera

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:48 3

2. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

There's a zip file out there that contains a bunch of still images taken by the Galaxy Nexus in their full 5MP resolution. Indoor shots are good enough for me. On a Droid 1 with a buggy, slow, force-closing camera, this will be a godsend to me. It will take pictures that are plenty good enough for capturing my memories, and it will do it very quickly as well. I can't wait.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:53 3

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

they are hyping the ICS features more than the camera itself. they havent really been talkin about the camera itself a whole lot.. just the neat little things that you can do with it in ICS.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 06:03 2

4. Redmond (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Wow.....it runs very smooth!!

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 00:02

5. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Its true, that white balance and other stuff is crap. After a while just taking pictures isnt enough, sometimes you just want to spice it up a little. I call things like this on the innovation part. I mean the effects arent new, but the fact this phone platform decided to implement this, makes you think, they care about the customer.

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