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These days, it seems, everyone’s a videographer. We can attribute (or blame) that phenomenon at least partly on the ubiquity of video on smartphones and consumer cameras.

But now there’s a way for mobile filmmakers of all levels to push even harder beyond creative limits. VFXWarrior today launched Ultrakam, the first and only iOS app that can record 2K video—a higher resolution than Full HD.

With Ultrakam, you can shoot in either H.264 (iFrame) or M-JPEG codecs to yield up to 2240 x 1672 pixels, or 70 percent more than 1920 x 1080 Full HD. The app’s ability to capture 4:2:0 full range color shows denser blacks and whites.

“My vision is to create the most powerful tools for the next generation of content creators and to integrate mobile devices as a professional tool in content production,” said Hassan Uriostegui, the developer behind Ultrakam. The emphasis is both on high resolution and minimal compression.

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Different specs for each device

Ultrakam works on late-generation iOS devices, including the iPhone 5s, 5c, and 5, as well as the iPad Mini and iPad 3. Each has its own hardware specs and thus the app has operational variations that conform to those limits.

Shooting a movie with Ultrakam on the iPhone 5s using the H.264 codec, for example, yields the highest resolution possible from the software—some 70 percent more pixels (2240 x 1672) than Full HD with footage captured at 20, 24, and 30fps. When alternately using the M-JPEG codec, 2K resolution on the iPhone 5s has 35 percent more pixels than Full HD (1936 x 1446), at the same frame rates.

On the iPhone 5 in contrast, Ultrakam’s recorded 2K video yields 1936 x 1446, however that footage is only available at 20fps using the M-JPEG codec. iPhone 5 users can also record regular HD video at 24 and 30fps in both M-JPEG and H.264 codecs.

In addition, Ultrakam lets you create 640 x 640 proxies in the player, so you can view and interact with smoothly running 2K material on your handset.

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Calling indie filmmakers

Though Ultrakam’s target audience spans a range from casual shooters to professional cinematographers, its developer designed the feature set with indie moviemakers in mind. In addition to high resolution capture, Ultrakam also provides special effects capabilities.

Slow motion recording converts the 120fps video shot on the iPhone 5s to 12, 24,or 30fps on hardware that supports it. However, resolution is limited to 1280 x 720, with shooters able to choose M-JPEG or H.264 codecs to generate up to 10x slow motion effect. Timelapse resolution is 2592 x 1936 with either codec, with playback speeds of 6,12,24,and 30fps. The app also records CD quality audio in uncompressed Stereo Linear PCM format.

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“Ultrakam was designed working closely with indie filmmakers and we added what they asked for: timelapse and slow motion,” Uriostegui said. ”This way, directors can easily switch between live action, timelapse, and slow motion recording with maximum quality and control.” All videos recorded with Ultrakam are accessible in the camera roll, where users can preview and delete recordings. Filmmakers can export movies recorded in the H.264 codec to share with other applications.

Ultrakam also features a remote control panel for wirelessly transferring files from your phone or laptop, and is accessible via any Web browser connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you need to quickly transfer files, you can also access them via USB or iTunes file sharing.

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Users can play the files on the phone and preview the Audio/Video Sync via the app’s gallery.  During playback, users can freeze and extract a video frame and send it to Ultrakam’s color grading companion app, Cinekolor. This allows filmmakers to start designing color looks that can be exported into programs like After Effects, Scratch, Lustre, or Nuke.

Cinema handling

For all its high level specs, I found that Ultrakam handled quickly and easily on my iPhone 5, with a simple, intuitive interface. Just point the phone in landscape orientation, and hit the red button. Controls for white balance, focus, and exposure are available, and just like in many sophisticated photo and video apps, you can independently lock both focus and exposure.

A readout at the bottom of the window reminds you which specs you chose. To change those, tap the Gear icon to see a compact, elegant control grid that is easy to understand and swift to operate. Presets automatically give you a range of video qualities from the highest to the lowest and Web, with a single tap. Tap the play button to preview or halt playback. You can manually go forward and backward by dragging your finger across the screen.

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Companion Remote Control

The new Ultrakam Remote Control app, released alongside Ultrakam, is a companion app for both the iPhone and iPad versions. This Bluetooth remote app lets you control shooting remotely with controls for focus, exposure, white balance, and recording. It operates only with Ultrakam installed on the shooting device.

Pricing and availability

Ultrakam is a universal app for both the iPhone and the iPad and is now available on the App Store for a discounted price of $7.99 (the regular price will be $12.99). The Bluetooth-based Ultrakam Remote Control, is now available for a discounted price of $2.99 (with a regular price of $5.99). Both apps require iOS 7.

2013 has certainly been an exciting year for smartphone but 2014 promises to be even more exciting than the previous years. From now the world so excited to know the revolutionary features which will see them in the upcoming smartphonesfrom the various global companies: Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony, Blackberry……..

Every month new smartphones come out with far better configuration than the previous one.  The big manufacturers are working so hard to put all new technologies in a small box to make your life easy and simple.

Now let’s check out our list of the best upcoming smartphones that are waiting for in 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5

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In recent days,  speculation about the successor of the Galaxy S4 continue to flow. Rumors announced that the upcoming Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 that promises to be very powerful would be equipped with qHD screens of 2560 × 1440 pixels and an iris scan, QUALCOMM snapdragon 800 msm8974 supported by an Adreno 330 graphics processor. And unsurprisingly, Android KitKat will be installed on this Samsung smartphone.  All this information has confirmed from Korean website ZDNet. According to the latest rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be officially presented during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which runs from  February 24 to 27 next year.

Sony Xperia Z1S

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Leaks and rumors not stop to circulate around the highly anticipated Sony  Xperia Z1S should be the international version of the Xperia Z1F (exclusively for the Japanese market) but also simply “small” version of the Xperia Z1.Pending the official announcement, three new photos on canvas arrived, two of which show the size difference between Z1 and Z1S. The Sony Xperia Z1S expected to be announced in January at CES, and Probably to be available a little less than $ 600.

IPhone 6

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Without a doubt the upcoming big smartphone from Apple is currently referred to as the iPhone 6. Till now there is nothing official yet about this device, just rumors, and according to the latest the iPhone 6 could no longer need cable for charging, instead of that you will charge your iphone through a New wireless-charging tech. It is a really good idea when we know that these cables are often lost or forgotten. There ars some very persistent rumors say that the iPhone 6 will have a larger display. Probably will take the form of a 4.8-inch “Retina+” Sharp IGZO display with full 1080p resolution. This new display will necessitate an entirely new form factor for the iPhone 6, So we expect the body of the iphone 6 will be different that the iPhone 5 and 5s.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Before a couple of months ago of this year 2013,Samsung released its most powerful Android device the Galaxy Note 3, the results are going really impressive. And now all the eyes have already turned to its successor, the Galaxy Note 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would be released in the last quarter of 2014(August or September).  Some rumors say that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 come with a glass or metallic back. Concerning the price they are expecting it to stay around the price of the Galaxy Note3 . In order to stay on the top, Samsung working hard on the upcoming smartphone Galaxy note 4 to beats out all its competitors in the phablet market there are many other manufacturers (LG? Nokia, Htc, Sony…..) that trying very hard to fall Smasung from her throne, but until now Samsung with galaxy note 3, still the king in the market for this range of the device.

Motorola Droid 5

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The latest leaks about this upcoming phone coming out of the Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo that has posted several photos of what is supposed to be the upcoming Motorola Droid 5. it looks exactly like its predecessors  (Droid 4, Droid 3, Droid 2 and original Droid) with QWERTY slider. According to the same leaks, Motorola Droid 5 will offer the following features
– 4.3-inch 720p HD display.
– dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor
– Adreno 255 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, supports microSD.
– wireless charging capabilities and has an NFC radio.
No information on markets, pricing or a launch date is available yet.

BlackBerry Z50

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A few days ago Blackberry releases its new phone Z30. Now, BlackBerry it is preparing an upcoming flagship smartphone for next year Z50. The Z50 is the next high-end smartphone of the brand. The Z50 will be equipped with 5.2-inch 1080p display, and resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (Full HD) and it features a quad-core processor. It should make its appearance on the market in July 2014.


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HTC M8 or HTC One 2 as some like to call it, will be the next flagship smartphone of HTC company and the successor to the excellent award-winning HTC One. HTC M8 will provide a robust configuration with 5-inch Full HD 1080p, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 800, 3GB RAM Ultrapixel image sensor. And of  course, the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat that would run everything.
This device expected to launch in the first quarter of 2014.


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It is been two months since LG has launched its flagship smartphone in 2013 LG G2. The second great South Korean manufacturer has started working on its successor LG G3, which will see a major upgrade in specifications. The first rumors about the LG G3 already beginning to circulate. The latest rumor comes from Korea said that the LG G3 will come with a fingerprint reader, like the iPhone 5S and HTC One Max. This smartphone is designed to synchronize with smartwatch G-Arch and the next fitness wristband Korean manufacturer. According to ZDNet Korea LG G3 will be equipped with a 2K display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels as expected on the Galaxy S5, a 16-megapixel camera sensor.The LG G3 is expected to launch in the last half of 2014, around the same time the G2 was announced this year(August, or September).

Sony Xperia Z2 Avatar

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Sony, the Japanese tech company always offer  to their customers high quality phones with an impressive specifications. Latest news about this company said that Sony has started working on its upcoming flagship smartphone; Sony Xperia Z2 Avatar that will be the successor of the Xperia Z1. According to the latest rumors Sony Xperia Z2 Avatar will come with these specifications.
. 5.2 inches of Triluminos IGZO screen display
. 1080p, 1920 x 1080 full HD display resolution
.  2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
.   3200 mAh battery unit
.  3 GB of RAM
.  20.7 MP rear camera shooter
.  4K video resolution capture
.  Android 4.4 KitKat OS version
The expected release date of Xperia Z2 Avatar is April 2014.

HTC Butterfly 2

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It is been about a year since the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has introduced the Butterfly, the company was fully satisfied with the sales of this device . After these encouraging results, HTC announced that it is already preparing a HTC Butterfly 2 the successor of butterfly. Rumors began to circulate on the HTC Butterfly 2 and gave us these characteristics.
. 5.2-Inch Full HD Screen
. Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor
. Memory (Internal: 16 GB ; External: 32 GB with SD card)
. Camera 8MP WITH LED Flash and autofocus
. OS : Android Jelly Bean v 4.1.1
The release date is january 2014.

Nokia Lumia 1820

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This year Nokia prepare many devices to enrich its catalog, one of them is the upcoming smartphone Nokia Lumia 1820. Lumia 1820 will be equipped with a metal unibody design a Lytro-style camera on back, that is mean users can change the focus of a photo after it’s been taken.until writing this article there isn’t enough about this phone, but what is sure is that Nokia will unveil it at the Mobile World Congress ( February 2014) .

Numbs: A number game for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Posted: February 15, 2014 by Areeb Fazli in Android, Games, IOS


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The next generation of number game is now available for free on the App Store. Indeed, Numbs is your brand new multiplayer asynchronous game and finding a maximum of sum combinations is the purpose behind the various rounds. The mobile game is only available for iOS devices at the moment and it is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. To boot, the application has also been optimized to run on the latest Apple phones, i.e. the iPhone 5, 5s and the colourful 5c. Download your free copy of the number app now and start challenging players from across the globe in multiplayer mode! 

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