March 21, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Warrington, United Kingdom - Interealtime Software today launched their latest innovation - VK: Video Kaleidoscope for iPhone and iPod. Using live video from the built-in camera and high-end realtime processing, the traditional kaleidoscope is taken into a whole new realm with this intuitive and highly polished app.
Rather than just reflecting the image with a system of mirrors, VK uses complex visual effects to combine the mirrored images in new and totally unexpected ways. It really is instant entertainment, transforming everything around you immediately - the app processes live camera video at 30fps with no lag! It can create beautiful works of art with delicate patterns or nightclub VJ style visuals depending on the effect and how you use it.
See our video for an idea of what it looks like, though you really need to try the app to fully appreciate the effects.
Both front and rear cameras are supported and there is a selection of 5 effects (more are planned for future updates), each designed to bring out the image in a different way. You can capture the moment with the instant built-in camera, and a high-quality built-in photo viewer stores your collection. It's an instant way to create astonishing iPhone wallpaper or surprise friends with psychedelic photos.
Sharing is well covered and extremely easy to use. From the photo album you can share photos via in-app email, or send them directly to Facebook (it posts photos directly to your wall with just a couple of taps). VK will soon be updated to support iPad 2, taking full advantage of the new video processor and providing live video out for performance use.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 4G iPod touch
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
VK: Video Kaleidoscope 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. If you are interested in covering or reviewing VK in your publication, please contact us for a free download code. This is an app that really needs experiencing first hand.
Interealtime was founded by Chris Wood in 2007, with a focus on realtime software design for Mac OS X. Since then focus has expanded to iOS development, and the company currently works on pushing the boundaries of mobile video and photography with high-end realtime processing and innovative software design. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Interealtime. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.