The new Blackberry 10 camera app was unveiled when RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, took the stage during the keynote at Blackberry World earlier this month. We know, shame on us because we should have covered the news earlier, but we wanted a little more information first.
If you haven’t seen the demos already, the Blackberry 10 camera app will function as both a camera and camcorder in tandem, allowing photo enthusiasts to rewind frames of an image to preserve the moment.
During the keynote, RIM showed off an image where one subject was smiling, and the other had their eyes closed. Unfortunately, with traditional imaging software the moment would have to be recreated and the photo would have to be recaptured. Using the Blackberry 10 camera app, a spherical window around the subject, with their eyes closed, appeared, and the user was able to rewind the frame (within the bubble) backwards to a time when the subject was smiling beautifully. The result was a perfect image, which captured the original moment and included everyone smiling.
When RIM demoed the BB10 camera app we immediately recognized the software, though, and despite a reluctance to cry déjà vu, it turned out we were right.
Scalado’s Rewind software is strikingly similar to what was demoed as the Blackberry 10 camera app’s signature feature, and it turns out there’s a reason for it. Scalado designed both the Rewind, and Remove, image capture software to help consumers capture better photos on various devices.
RIM’s Senior Manager of Public Relations Patti McKague spoke out to Techcrunch on the matter.
RIM has been working with Scalado on camera technology and has licensed some of the Scalado technology for the BlackBerry 10 platform. As shown during the BlackBerry World Keynote, RIM is planning a unique implementation of the technology on BlackBerry 10 to provide an incredible user experience, allowing for more customization by the user and enabling them to easily capture and share their perfect moments.
So there you have it folks, it’s been confirmed that RIM is working with Scalado to provide unique “camera technology” for their new Blackberry 10 OS. Could this software be the innovation RIM needed to stay afloat?
If you have yet to see how Scalado’s software works, here’s a terrific video that shows off Scalado’s Rewind.