Spotliter now takes Photos, not just Video! Introducing Spotliter 1.1

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Hi Everyone!  We are very excited to announce that we have launched a major new update, Spotliter version 1.1.  Get it now.

What’s new?

PHOTOS! The app now allows users to use all those great touch effects to take photos in addition to recording video.  Don’t worry though – the app is just as simple and clutter free as before.  We’ve added just one button to the screen that you tap to switch between photo and video modes.

New Touch Effects!  There are now 15 touch effects that you can use in photo mode and 15 you can use in video mode.  We love the new effects and hope you will too.  They include JUXTAPOSE, HORIZON, DOTS, CHIAROSCURO (replacing VINTAGE)  all of which work for photo and video and SANDPAINT  which is for photos only.

Our personal favorites of the new effects are HORIZON and JUXTAPOSE, followed closely by CHIAROSCURO, all of which work great for photos and videos.  The first two also allow you to make some pretty freaky-looking photos or video plus photo mashups.  We also found that most of the original touch effects look great for photos, especially B&W2COLOR, POSTERIZE, FREEZE and OVERLAY.

Improvements.  Many enhancements have been made to existing effects to make them and the captured photos and videos richer and clearer, more responsive to touch and offering more options for manipulating effects.

Removed.  UNCOVER and VINTAGE effects have been removed.

We hope you will enjoying using this new version as much as we do.  We would love to see and feature the Spotliter photos and videos you make so please tag them with #spotliter when you share them on your favorite sites and social networks.

You can also connect with us using one or more of the following ways:

thanks!

the Spotliter team

Spotliter Selfie photo using JUXTAPOSE effect

Great CNET Review of Spotliter!

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CNET’s Rick Broida published a terrific review of the Spotliter app:

Spotliter app adds real-time effects to your iOS videos
Like an Instagram for video, Spotliter Video offers a variety of very cool filters you can apply while you shoot.

With the arrival of iOS 7, iPhone and iPad users received a smattering of Instagram-style visual-effect filters for snapping photos. But they can’t be used when shooting video.

Enter Spotliter Video, a free app that provides a choice of distinctive filters for video recording. It is, quite simply, like Instagram for video, though without the integrated sharing options.

It works like this: fire up the app, then tap to choose an effect from the scrolling selector along the bottom. Spotliter offers a dozen of them, but not just the usual assortment of sepia, black-and-white, and so on.

Rather, you get effects like B&W2COLOR, which blends the image from black and white on one end to color on the other. But if you tap or drag on the image preview, you’ll see the effect move to match where your finger lands. The same is true of Floodlight, which darkens all but a finger-specific area. If you’re using your iPhone to shoot, say, a fun little home horror movie, you could do some really cool stuff with this effect.  More here.

 

Spotliter video record with SKETCH touch effect

Indian Express Spotliter review – Instagram for video?

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EXCLUSIVE: Instagram for video? Spotliter might have the answer

Instagram has cult status now. But an app that gives similar filters for video has not yet made it big. But we suspect things could change with the launch of the new Spotliter app, created by US-based netomat.

The free app, available only on iOS for the moment, allows users to add filters to their videos and also highlight, or spotlight as they would like to call it, certain parts of the frame. There is a very good magnify filter which lets the user blow up any specific part of the frame. The size of the spot can easily be increased or reduced by pinching on the touch screen.

So, what was the inspiration behind the app? Netomat CEO and co-founder Kris Ramanathan says the goal was to make it easy for average, everyday users to create beautiful videos with professional looking effects. “The netomat team, in particular our Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Maciej Wisniewski, has been developing innovation in image and video processing and effects for several years now,” says Kris, who has nearly a decade’s experience building and delivering mobile products.  Read more

Spotliter reviewed by Digital Trends

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Spotliter for iPhone applies fun effects and filters to videos while recording

By Les Shu — December 7, 2013

Smartphones aren’t just useful for casual photos, but they’re adept at shooting videos too. However, unlike filters and special effects you can add while taking photos, the options have been fairly limited while recording video. A new free iOS app from Netomat called Spotliter, however, lets you apply “touch effects and filters” to your videos.

Made for iPhone and iPod Touch, users can magnify a portion of a scene, freeze a part of the video, switch between front and back cameras, overlay an image on top of a video, turn an object from black and white to color, and add other effects, all by pinching, tapping, swiping, or sliding your fingers on the screen during recording.   Read more

iPhone Italia: Spotliter, l’app per applicare effetti video durante la registrazione

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iPhone Italia

Spotliter, l’app per applicare effetti video durante la registrazione

07 dicembre 2013 di Giuseppe Migliorino

Spotliter è un’applicazione che consente di applicare effetti live ai video registrati tramite iPhone.

Con questa applicazione è possibile sfruttare il touchscreen per inserire gli effetti disponibili, modificarli, cancellarli o passare dalla fotocamera posteriore a quella anteriore durante la registrazione. E’ anche possibile mettere in pausa la registrazione e riprenderla nello stesso video.Gli effetti disponibili sono 12 e molto variegati, adatti per le diverse occasioni (dallo sport ai video “romantici”).

Insomma, con Spotliter potete iniziare a registrare un video, applicare due effetti, passare dalla fotocamera posteriore a quella anteriore, mettere in pausa, riprendere la registrazione e applicare un altro effetto. Read more

Nice Spotliter post by Cult of Mac!

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Free iPhone App (Spotliter) Transforms Your Videos With ‘Touch Effects & Filters’

 (4:19 am PDT, Dec 9th 2013)

Hoping to recreate the success Instagram has had doing a similar thing to still images, new app Spotliter Video allows users to add a range of effects to videos shot using iOS devices.

The free app was developed by Netomat, and offers “touch effects and filters” to videos — including the ability to magnify a portion of a scene, freeze part of a video, switch easily between front and back cameras while shooting, overlay one image over another, transition easily between color and black-or-white, along with a plethora of other effects.  Read more

 

Hello world!

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Welcome to the long overdue Spotliter blog!  Check it frequently for announcements, press and posts about new features, new effects and filters, new versions, how-tos, events, etc.

We would also love to feature weird, evocative, provocative (well, perhaps not too provocative), funny, silly and just plain creative content you make with Spotliter on this blog so send your links to us via Twitter (@spotliterapp) or via email (support at spotliter dot com).

We also have some catching up to do on this blog so you will see us posting some of the great reviews/articles published on Spotliter the past couple of months. So forgive us for that but we will also soon be posting about some very cool new stuff.

Also, like our FB page.

besos,

The Spotliter team (Spotliters? Spotliterians? Spotties?)