Microsoft Research Talks About The New BLINK Windows Phone App Update

Just few hours ago we reported about the new update for Microsoft Research Blink App for Windows Phone that brought in lot of new features. Now, Microsoft Research as posted a video demo of how to use these new features.

Michael Cohen of BLINK team told the following about Blink,

“People seem to love BLINK, and I hope they’ll enjoy this update, which gives them a lot more creativity,” says Cohen, who notes that, in its first couple of months, BLINK quickly became one of the most popular photo apps for Windows Phone 8, with more than 317,000 downloads, by users from nearly every country in the world.

Although BLINK apps have been built for simplicity and ease of use, the underlying technology is highly sophisticated. Before you press the shutter to take a burst of photos, for example, BLINK is already recording images into its short-term memory—that’s how it saves “a little bit of the past and a little bit of the future,” as Cohen puts it. The Cliplets app also uses advanced image-stabilization technology that removes the effects of camera shake, stabilizing your handheld video clips so they look like they were captured by a camera or a smartphone set on a tripod.

“With native code support in Windows Phone 8,” Ramnath says, “we were able to offload the image stabilization and rendering to the GPU, which allowed for buttery-smooth scrolling through the set of captured images.”

Read more about it here.

The app is free and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

 

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