ProCamera Pushes Out a Major Update, Introducing ‘Steady Light’ and ‘Volume-Trigger’

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Daemgen.net announces a major update of ProCamera 3.3, introducing ‘Steady Light’ and ‘Volume-Trigger.’

Top rated and feature rich high-end iPhone camera app ProCamera just released a major update - version 3.3, with “Steady Light”, and “Volume-Trigger.”

As always, Apple approved the new update extremely quickly.

Volume Trigger allows users to snap photos simply by pressing the volume control button on the iPhone when using the ProCamera app. This makes the iPhone feel and function like most single purpose “point and shoot” cameras. Volume Trigger also offers users the option of taking photos using the earbud (“headset”) volume controls. This is a particularly cool function as it allows iPhone users to take pictures “at arms length” (length of your earbud cord) without touching the iPhone.

ProCamera’s creator, Jens Daemgen said: “Apple has a simple API ("UIImagePickerController") for very simple camera apps to support the volume trigger out of the box; but has not created an API for advanced camera apps to support the volume trigger. Advanced apps that use the complex API (“AVFoundation”) don't get access to the hardware buttons the way they should. The component that most simple apps use just offers a ‘take a photo’ option, and it doesn’t come with any advanced features like separating focus and exposure, or white balance lock or whatever. (I suspect that Apple will provide a new API that solves this issue soon.)”

Jens then added, “When using ProCamera the volume control buttons have two functions: the volume controls continue to work and the display shows the current volume level; and you can also take a photo.”

ProCamera offers the Volume Trigger, with all the advanced features.

This update also includes “Steady Light”: Users can switch their flashlight to on/off/auto and additionally combine it with “steady light” whenever they need it! Users can also choose the right flashlight intensity for every situation.

This feature allows users to shoot photos in dim light or even in complete darkness. With Steady Light users are able to literally brighten up the subject of the photo before using the digital flash. This solves the issue that the camera’s focus can not be accurate using only the flash light.

Users can also use Steady Light when they need a light in the dark to unlock the car, when they are looking for the house-keys, or when they find themselves on a dark path at night and need to know what’s ahead. Steady Light will be used for both practical tasks and creative iPhotography projects. We hope that this new user-friendly tool will become a favorite of ProCamera’s fans.

Other improvements in this version:

  •     Up to 1 hour video recording with iPhone 4 and 4S, iPad2, iPod (2 hours for iPhone 3GS)
  •     Full support for iPhone 4S
  •     Full HD video recording for iPhone 4S
  •     Assorted minor bugfixes

As the first and best camera app, ProCamera has received many accolades. New York Times’ David Pogue said, “the high-end crowd swears by it.” Gizmodo named ProCamera the Best iOS Photo App of 2010. And VentureBeat just selected the creator of ProCamera – Jens Daemgen as the “King of Code Finalist.”

ProCamera now is a well-balanced 4-in-1 app with a still camera, a video camera, a suite of photo editing tools, and social networking support. Essential and highly recommended features include:

RapidFire Mode
Expert Mode for separate focus/exposure, and white balance adjustment
Pro FX, Pro Lab, and Pro Cut for all the editing needs
QuickFlick Album
Social Network sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
Extended Geotagging
Anti-Shake Image Stabilizer
Adjustable Self-Timer
Full screen trigger
And many more…

The team behind ProCamera is constantly working on improvements so there will be more to come.

ProCamera is having its first monthly flickr photo contest at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/procamera-app/. Come join the community and enjoy the beautiful photos!

For more information and media requests, please contact:

Bo Lin
US marketing coordinator
1.415.704.0207
bl(at)daemgen(dot)net

About Daemgen.net:
Daemgen.net is a successful start-up, located in Mannheim, Germany. Founder and owner Jens Dämgen, renowned software developer and IT consultant, has been actively developing apps since the launch of the App Store. He is well known in the iOS-developer community for his seminars and video training DVDs (Video2Brain / Addison-Wesley).

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iTunes store: http://www.procamera-app.com/appstore
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProCameraApp
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ProCamera
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Blog: http://blog.procamera-app.com/

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