July 14, 2014 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Thessaloniki, Greece - Available today on the App Store, the first major update to the award winning Horizon app lets users record horizontal videos and photos regardless of the device's orientation. Users now can also take advantage of the numerous new features such as: horizontal photo support with full resolution photo mode, the ability to uninterruptedly take photos while recording a video, horizontal video recording at up to 2K resolution (2592x1936) and 60 & 120 FPS (slow motion), a revamped media library and more.
Horizon was released on the App Store on January 14, 2014, becoming an instant hit with its support for horizontal video recording at 1080p. Now Horizon 2.0 goes even further.
The new free update allows users to shoot horizontal photos and record videos up to 2592x1936 (2K), a resolution not currently supported in the default Camera app. (*)
Users will also be able to record horizontally at 60 & 120 FPS (slow motion) to capture a striking lightning bolt, water dripping or plain crazy jumps. (**)
For slow motion videos, Horizon now adds an extra option during playback. Just tap & hold your finger on the screen the moment you want to enable slow motion and the playback will slow down, giving your creations a bullet time feeling!
"We are really excited about what this update brings to our users" said Petros Douvantzis, co-founder and developer of Evil Window Dog. "We've been carefully listening to our customers and delivered the two most requested features: Photo mode and Slow motion support. But we couldn't stop there: 2K recording, 60 FPS recording, Crisp resolutions, a revamped interface and an updated media library are just some of the cool new features of this update."
As the user records, Horizon autolevels videos utilizing the device's gyroscope. The orientation of the resulting video or photo stays corrected so that it is always parallel to the ground. Users can also choose from eight cool real time filters to apply while recording and share the final result on their favorite social network right from within the app. Horizon supports different aspect ratios and resolutions that can be changed by the user at any time. Supported resolutions include 2K, 1080p, 720p, 640 and 480p, depending on the device.
The app also features three distinct leveling modes:
* 'Flex' where the frame is always adjusted for maximum viewport
* 'Rotate' where the frame size stays fixed
* 'Locked' where auto leveling is disabled
The 'Video Quality' option allows users to choose between higher video quality or smaller file size.
* Capture horizontal videos and photos
* Multiple resolutions including VGA, HD, Full HD and even 2K (*)
* 60 and 120 FPS support (slow motion) (**)
* Three leveling modes: Rotate, Flex and Locked
* Tap and hold to slow down your 120 fps videos
* AirPlay mirroring while recording
* Different aspect ratios (Square 1:1, Wide 16:9, Standard 4:3)
* Record videos with front or back camera
* Eight fun filters to choose from
* Video Library with clever item selection
* Share your creations to your favorite social network
* Open your videos in other apps
* Select Video Quality to save space (High, Medium, Low)
* AF/AE Lock
(*) For all of the supported devices Horizon offers five options: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x640, 640x480 and 480x480. iPhone 4S & iPad Mini 1st generation support up to HD recording (1280x720). Horizon offers extra resolutions for iPhone 5S users, supporting up to 2k (2592x1936) resolution.
(**) 120 fps recording is supported in iPhone 5S, 60 fps recording is supported in iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.
* iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
* iPod touch 5th generation
* iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air
* iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 7.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Horizon 2.0 is now available for $1.9 in the US and is priced accordingly in other regions. Horizon 2.0 is a free update for all existing Horizon customers as a token of gratitude for their ongoing support.
Located in Thessaloniki, Greece, Evil Window Dog is a two-man award winning mobile development studio, founded in 2012 by two best friends: Petros Douvantzis and Stelios Petrakis. The aim of the studio is to create the best mobile experiences in the world while crafting applications that help people solve their everyday problems. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2012-2014 Evil Window Dog. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.