Capture cinematic videos with Luma 2.8

Cinematic video stabilization produces fluid camera motions never before seen on a handheld device. By using advanced motion retargeting algorithms Luma not only removes handshake, but also ensures that you get the smoothest possible shot. We could talk for days about the technology and the science that goes into making this possible on a tiny device like the iPhone. But really, what matters is the result, so we’ll let this video speak for itself.

Everything you see in this video was shot completely handheld with Luma. The motion retargeting algorithm automatically figures out the ideal camera motion (whether it’s a stationary, panning, dolly, or steadicam shot that you’re after) and retargets the video to match that motion. No need for expensive tripods or bulky mounts. Simply tap record and let Luma do the rest. It’s cine-magic.

We’ve also added new high quality filters in Luma 2.8. Filters are applied immediately and can be changed even as the video is playing. Coupled with real-time color grading, which lets you adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and exposure, you’ll be able to get that perfect shot every time.

We’re excited to see the stunning videos that you’ll capture and share with us in beautiful HD resolution on luma.io. As for us, we’re already hard at work on the next major Luma update. Can’t wait to share more soon.

Until then, happy movie making!

– The Luma Team

Luma 2.6 – Infinite filters, color grading and you

In this update we’re introducing real-time color grading. You can now adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and exposure of your videos. All changes are applied instantly. You can even make changes as the video is playing at full resolution. There’s no post-processing or waiting of any kind.

This type of video editing is unprecedented on mobile devices, and has so far only been available to professional videographers on beefy workstations at a hefty price. We’re releasing these tools for free. So don’t wait, download Luma from the App Store today.

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There’s one more thing. All existing filters can now also be color graded. This gives you infinite possibilities to create stunning stylized videos like never before. Click the images above to see two examples of what we came up with by color grading the paint and sepia filters. Think you can do better? Show us! Tweet your most creative videos with the #lumacamera hashtag.

Happy color grading!

– The Luma Team

P.S.: Love design, programming, embedded & real-time systems, networking, and/or scaling servers to process terabytes of video data? We’re hiring!

Luma 2.5 – Share beautiful HD videos

We’ve been working hard on a major update for Luma over the last few months. Today, we’re excited to announce Luma 2.5 – our biggest update yet!

From the very beginning our top priority has been helping you capture high quality beautiful videos. Luma pioneered real-time video stabilization and non-destructive filters on mobile phones. With Luma 2.5 we’re introducing unlimited HD video sharing. Never compromise on quality and never run out of disk space again.

Click here to download Luma from the App Store. Scroll down to keep reading!

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You can now follow your friends directly on Luma. Videos they share will automatically appear in your Home feed. You will receive push notifications whenever someone likes or comments on your videos. You can also share straight to Facebook and Twitter, attach videos to emails, and also copy a link to use in SMS and other apps.

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We also worked hard to make it easier to upload videos. Uploads now happen in the background and automatically resume if they don’t finish. You can also set a monthly cellular data limit. Once this limit has been reached, Luma will upload over WiFi only until the end of the month. This way you can safely upload several gigabytes worth of HD video footage without incurring any overage fees.

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Finally, Luma 2.5 has a new streamlined look and simplified navigation. Swipe right to access the feeds and video library. Swipe left to quickly open the camera from anywhere in the interface. Tip: Want even faster access to the camera? Enable Launch to Camera in the camera settings.

Happy recording and sharing!

 The Luma Team

P.S.: Love programming, embedded & real-time systems, networking, and/or scaling servers to process terabytes of video data? We’re hiring!

Meet Luma. Video Stabilization, Filters and Zoom!

It’s been a long wait since SteadyLens first hit the App Store, but today we’re proud to announce the first major overhaul.
Meet: Luma, a smart video camera for iOS devices. Features include:

  • Real-time video stabilization and rolling shutter correction
  • Real-time filters (B&W, vignette, grunge, and more!)
  • Pinch to zoom

We’ve always believed that recording professional looking video should be easy. And, that you should not have to carry additional equipment or buy expensive software to do it. So we built SteadyLens, the only real-time video stabilization app for your iPhone.

The reception was overwhelming to say the least. SteadyLens quickly became the top photography app on the App Store. We’ve seen some inspiring videos shot using SteadyLens all around the world. Even entire short films: see The Latter by Micah Moss.

But, we also believe that recording beautiful video should be easy. Luma is our first step towards that vision. With Luma you can apply filters to your videos in real-time. See the filter on the screen exactly as it will appear in the video. No post-processing is required. Select a filter that you like and hit record. That’s it.

Stabilization is still there, of course, and better than ever! Not only is the viewfinder now stabilized, but stabilization is automatically throttled in low light.

Other additions include: pinch to zoom (yes, zoom for video is finally here!), support for landscape and portait orientations, and many UI improvements.

But perhaps best of all: Luma is completely free! So don’t wait, download Luma from the App Store today.

Happy recording!

The Luma Team

iPad 2 and iPod touch support is here!

SteadyLens is now a universal app. That’s right iPad 2 and iPod touch support is here, and at no additional cost! Simply download or update to the latest version and you’re good to go.

SteadyLens also has some significant performance improvements. Sound recording is now always enabled, does not stutter or impact frame rate. The iPad version always runs at the maximum frame rate possible. The iPhone and iPod touch versions run at full 24fps in bright daylight, and throttle the frame rate in low illumination.

Low light, combined with a shaky camera causes motion blur in the recorded video. Motion blur makes stabilized video look worse and, as a result, SteadyLens automatically disables stabilization where this would become an issue. However, regardless of lighting conditions SteadyLens always removes rolling shutter wobble. A low light indicator notifies you when there is insufficient light to perform blur-free stabilization.

As before, SteadyLens is free to try, and $2.99 to buy, so get it on the App Store! Follow us on twitter for more SteadyLens related updates.

Introducing SteadyLens: the first real-time video stabilization app for your iPhone

I just can’t seem to be able to wield my iPhone such that I capture videos without excessive hand shake or annoying rolling shutter wobble (unless I’m standing perfectly still). I also find most video stabilization software too cumbersome to use. Importing hours worth of video, stabilizing it, and then exporting back out is not only tedious but also degrades video quality.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just capture video without hand shake and rolling shutter wobble right on the iPhone? Well, now you can! SteadyLens is the first iPhone app ever to do video stabilization and rolling shutter correction in real time during recording.

Before I say anything else, a video here is really worth a thousand words, so have a look:

Yes, this was captured and stabilized right on the iPhone. No post processing was applied (except for captions and catchy music).

So you might be asking yourself: “SteadyLens, how does it work?” Well, it’s magic really. Magical science to be more precise. Yes, magnets are involved. SteadyLens uses advanced signal processing algorithms and pushes your little device to its limits to perform this feat. This means that you need the latest and greatest hardware to run SteadyLens. For now, anything other than the iPhone 4 is not supported. But look for announcements coming down the pipes in the future ;)

SteadyLens is free to try, so get it on the App Store. Be sure to let us know what you think!