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  1. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. App is great but honestly it seems like if you don't have a Nokia920 you're wasting your money. Maybe i'll upgrade to the catwalk when it arrives...
    Photography, in the end, is more about composition and subject rather than hardware. ProShot is a tool that helps you quickly access the settings you need to create a desired effect, and to capture the moment the way you want to. It also functions well on its own in Auto, allows the viewing of your images in full HD, has burst, self-timer, and timelapse functions, plus a few other bells a whistles above the stock camera app. And with each update it keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to publish the changes I've been making, it's really gonna become something special :)



    Ok, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a noob when comes to camera stuff, but gimme shutter speeds over white balance. Hey RiseUpgames, how about some examples using the 8x?...at least until I upgrade ;)
    Hmm....I went through all of the pics I've taken so far with my 8X and there really isn't much in there I'm proud of, haha. Sadly, most of my pics are test shots testing different settings or trying to break my code. This is one of the few that I feel are interesting enough to post:

    1/30s ISO 123
    2013_04_07_12_46_17_proshot.jpg

    Again its not really about hardware, but about composition. This image isn't going to set the world on fire, but I think it's interesting; it sticks pretty well to the rule of thirds, and keeping the shutter speed at 1/30 allowed me to capture the motion without completely blurring the image. Also, I had Contrast = 0, Saturation = 1 (options that are already available on the 8X, but not Nokia hardware).



    Nokia is asking which app you would choose to have a dedicated button. Vote for ProShot.
    Poll: which app would you choose for a dedicated button? Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog
    I'm not sure this applies to WP, but awesome let's vote for ProShot hahaha!
    04-26-2013 03:08 AM
  2. cuzincurly's Avatar
    Here's my contribution. The camera in general renders reds pretty well, but proshot is another beast altogether. (photodump)

    2013_04_19_19_55_54_proshot.jpg
    2013_04_19_20_06_49_proshot.jpg
    2013_04_20_11_31_56_proshot.jpg
    2013_04_20_11_37_11_proshot.jpg
    2013_04_20_11_37_29_proshot.jpg
    2013_04_20_11_42_17_proshot.jpg
    Last edited by cuzincurly; 04-26-2013 at 09:28 AM.
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    04-26-2013 03:24 AM
  3. cuzincurly's Avatar
    04-26-2013 09:28 AM
  4. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Here's my contribution. The camera in general renders reds pretty well, but proshot is another beast altogether. (photodump)

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    Awesome! Where is this place? I wanna go!
    04-26-2013 01:23 PM
  5. aaa6112's Avatar
    Here are a few more that I took over the past few days. All photos taken using #ProShotApp. Used FOTOR for touch-ups.

    My personal best and favorite
    la_jolla_cove.jpg

    This one was taken at the same location as the first, just a little later, after sunset
    la_jolla.jpg

    Captured a full-moon
    full_moon.jpg

    Macro mode (manual focus)
    macro.jpg

    and here's a crop
    macro_cropped.jpg

    Full-res photos (along with previously shared photos) here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...If6hhksJj7AWjw
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    04-26-2013 04:11 PM
  6. cuzincurly's Avatar
    Awesome! Where is this place? I wanna go!
    It's in Taiwan :) great country with lots of good food!
    04-27-2013 06:02 AM
  7. ponczo's Avatar
    2013_04_27_16_11_17_proshot20130427172953.jpg
    2013_04_27_16_15_37_proshot20130427173052.jpg
    fotor_2013_04_27_16_33_24_proshot_jpg.jpg
    Last edited by ponczo; 04-27-2013 at 11:56 AM.
    04-27-2013 11:08 AM
  8. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    It's in Taiwan :) great country with lots of good food!
    Aah I thought so! I've never been, but I'm really excited, I may go there in June! :D
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    04-27-2013 06:14 PM
  9. dooleym's Avatar
    how is this for street photography?
    04-28-2013 02:14 AM
  10. ponczo's Avatar
    04-28-2013 08:39 AM
  11. cuzincurly's Avatar
    how is this for street photography?
    not bad, since it's like tweaking the settings of a typical DSLR.

    The default camera in itself is already good since it catches the depth of field really well and the night shots are excellent so you won't have a problem adding drama to your pictures quickly.
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    04-28-2013 09:04 AM
  12. dooleym's Avatar
    thanks, is the manual focus quick and usable - would i be able to get rangefinder style pics -sucject in focus/background out of focus- on the fly?
    04-28-2013 09:20 AM
  13. cuzincurly's Avatar
    thanks, is the manual focus quick and usable - would i be able to get rangefinder style pics -sucject in focus/background out of focus- on the fly?
    Yes! It previews what you intend to focus and shoot quickly. I'm really impressed with this app that I forgone digital camera already because this app has all the functions a basic point and shoot digital camera app and more.

    You should take a look at the previous pages for samples of manually focused shots. :) That might help you a great deal.
    04-28-2013 09:36 AM
  14. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    sorry if this has been addressed before. After checking everything under "set" my phone gets very hot (so hot that I got worried, even smelled the snap on shell) in the back and I see substantial battery consumption. Is that normal? I assume it has to do with the cpu power necessary for all the calcs of the histogram or level? If I turn those off the phone gets merely warm. I rebooted and it still shows the same symptoms.
    04-28-2013 10:47 AM
  15. barareklam's Avatar
    Hey guys, I'm working on some enhanced LiveTile functionality for ProShot, and was wondering what you thought about the look of it? The small icons will just have the mode symbol that they're linked to, while larger icons will cycle through images taken with ProShot.

    Option one:
    Attachment 31163

    Option Two:
    Attachment 31166
    Hi RiseUpGames, Is it possible to have C1 and C2 or other small Icons as a tile on home screen or did I missunderstood something here ?
    04-28-2013 03:58 PM
  16. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    thanks, is the manual focus quick and usable - would i be able to get rangefinder style pics -sucject in focus/background out of focus- on the fly?
    I think it's pretty quick as is, but v3.0 is gonna take it to a whole new level, I promise :)
    For the time being, you can open the FOC menu, use the slider to focus, then press the camera button to take the picture. Half-pressing or full-pressing the camera button will automatically close the menu. Once you get used to the steps things will go quickly. But like I said, what's on the horizon is gonna be pretty damn fantastic.



    sorry if this has been addressed before. After checking everything under "set" my phone gets very hot (so hot that I got worried, even smelled the snap on shell) in the back and I see substantial battery consumption. Is that normal? I assume it has to do with the cpu power necessary for all the calcs of the histogram or level? If I turn those off the phone gets merely warm. I rebooted and it still shows the same symptoms.
    It's the 3D Level Gauge that's causing most of the heat. ProShot primarily runs on one thread, humming along just fine, and basically only requiring one of the cores of the CPU to work. That 3D level gauge, however, can only run on a second thread, a different one than most of the ProShot code. This requires the second core of the CPU to be on, so you basically go from the CPU running at 50% to running at 100%. I'm going to try and add in a note somewhere in the UI to explain this. Unfortunately, there is just no way around this. I'd advise using the level gauge sparingly.



    Hi RiseUpGames, Is it possible to have C1 and C2 or other small Icons as a tile on home screen or did I missunderstood something here ?
    If you open up the top menu (the camera mode menu), you will see a "pin" icon at the bottom left of the screen. If you press that, it will pin the current mode to your start screen. It'll take a second or two to process, but then the program will exit and take you to the pinned icon on your start screen. Let me know if it's not working! (I am so sorry, still haven't gotten around to updating the ProShot manual)
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    04-28-2013 05:07 PM
  17. Rain Chua's Avatar
    hi RiseUpGames, do you think you can take some time to explain how burst mode works? It doesn't seems to use the setting i've set.
    04-28-2013 09:43 PM
  18. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    hi RiseUpGames, do you think you can take some time to explain how burst mode works? It doesn't seems to use the setting i've set.
    Sure! The process may seem a bit strange at first, but it'll feel like second nature after a little bit of practice.
    First, select "Burst" from the top camera mode menu. This activates Burst Mode as the secondary function.
    Next, press and hold anywhere on-screen where you'd like to focus. An animation will start indicating that it is trying to acquire focus. Once the indicator turns green, focus has been achieved.
    Finally, while still pressing the screen, press and hold the camera button. Burst shot will then start.
    To end, simply let go of the camera button. The process is easily do-able with one hand once you get the hang of it :)

    This is also how the two other secondary modes (timer, timelapse) are activated. I did it this way so that users will always have access to two types of shooting modes without having to navigate the menus. In practice, people seem more likely to want burst as an "always-on" secondary mode as opposed to the other options, so in the next version, I will be changing things. Burst mode will now be the dedicated secondary function, and if one would want to access the timer or timelapse, one would simply select it from the menu and activate it by pressing the camera button, just like normal image capture.

    I'm sorry for everyone who feels the current setup to be a bit confusing. I wanted to try something different, but it didn't work out how I had planned. These modes will be easier to understand and use in the coming update!
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    04-29-2013 12:31 AM
  19. Rain Chua's Avatar
    Sure! The process may seem a bit strange at first, but it'll feel like second nature after a little bit of practice.
    First, select "Burst" from the top camera mode menu. This activates Burst Mode as the secondary function.
    Next, press and hold anywhere on-screen where you'd like to focus. An animation will start indicating that it is trying to acquire focus. Once the indicator turns green, focus has been achieved.
    Finally, while still pressing the screen, press and hold the camera button. Burst shot will then start.
    To end, simply let go of the camera button. The process is easily do-able with one hand once you get the hang of it :)

    This is also how the two other secondary modes (timer, timelapse) are activated. I did it this way so that users will always have access to two types of shooting modes without having to navigate the menus. In practice, people seem more likely to want burst as an "always-on" secondary mode as opposed to the other options, so in the next version, I will be changing things. Burst mode will now be the dedicated secondary function, and if one would want to access the timer or timelapse, one would simply select it from the menu and activate it by pressing the camera button, just like normal image capture.

    I'm sorry for everyone who feels the current setup to be a bit confusing. I wanted to try something different, but it didn't work out how I had planned. These modes will be easier to understand and use in the coming update!
    I'm sorry to get the question confused. What i meant was, i can't set the settings (ISO, shutter speed) for burst mode?
    04-29-2013 12:40 AM
  20. dooleym's Avatar
    Yes! It previews what you intend to focus and shoot quickly. I'm really impressed with this app that I forgone digital camera already because this app has all the functions a basic point and shoot digital camera app and more.

    You should take a look at the previous pages for samples of manually focused shots. :) That might help you a great deal.
    thanks and i did - but i didn't see anything in the way of street photography/reportage. i think i'm just gonna have to bite the bullet and buy one so i can try it for myself
    04-29-2013 01:03 AM
  21. dooleym's Avatar
    I think it's pretty quick as is, but v3.0 is gonna take it to a whole new level, I promise :)
    For the time being, you can open the FOC menu, use the slider to focus, then press the camera button to take the picture. Half-pressing or full-pressing the camera button will automatically close the menu. Once you get used to the steps things will go quickly. But like I said, what's on the horizon is gonna be pretty damn fantastic.
    dedicated proshot button and rocker to focus?
    04-29-2013 01:21 AM
  22. Kriminal's Avatar
    Had to have a bit of fun with ProShot again, now that I've got new rims for the car...

    Taken 'point-and-click' with ProShot :
    2013_04_28_12_38_48_proshot_zps8c58391d.jpg

    After playing around in both Creative Studio, and Fantasia Painter (free) :
    fantasiapainting5_zps22d90212.jpg
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    04-29-2013 09:41 AM
  23. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    I'm sorry to get the question confused. What i meant was, i can't set the settings (ISO, shutter speed) for burst mode?
    Oh I see! At this point burst mode is pretty bare-bones. Adjusting the shutter speed has no effect, and adjusting the ISO only works on certain hardware. I'm waiting for Microsoft to update their API to support more functionality (and higher resolutions). The current implementation is the best that can be done given the current state of the API.



    dedicated proshot button and rocker to focus?
    For dedicated button support, please vote for it here! Allow camera button to launch a Lens app
    Microsoft does listen :)

    Unfortunately, I cannot use the hardware volume buttons for this sort of thing though, as it violates Microsoft's UI Design Guidelines, and it will be rejected from the marketplace.
    04-29-2013 11:26 AM
  24. aaa6112's Avatar
    04-30-2013 01:28 PM
  25. barareklam's Avatar
    http://twitter.com/NokiaUS/status/329240753308041216

    Amazon.com: [Aftermarket Product] 12x Telephoto Lens+Tripod+Universal Holder+Protective Case For Lumia 920: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I have one of these but not for L920. Let me put it this way, you get what you pay for :) which means you can't expect hi quality lens if you pay it 10-20 dollars :)

    Anybody planning on pairing this with ProShot?
    05-02-2013 03:00 AM
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