LG V40 adds cinemagraph feature using new triple lens camera

When LG officially announces the LG V40 on October 3rd, one of the features they are sure to highlight will be the triple lens camera. The triple lenses are unique – for now – but outside of being different, they will only really add value to the smartphone if they help people do things better or doing things they could not easily do before. The jury will be out on the former until reviewers have a chance to see how the camera performs in different situations, but the latter may be covered by at least one new feature. The LG V40 will be able to produce cinemagraphs as easily as capturing any other still shot or video.

A cinemagraph is an image that combines elements of still photography with video capture. Usually one of two options are used for cinemagraphs. First, an entire scene may be “frozen” with only one element in motion or alternatively, the entire scene may be in motion with one element frozen in place. Typically when viewed on the web they are short clips that loop.

According to information cleared for release by LG in advance of their big reveal, the LG V40 camera app will include a new “Cine Shot” feature to produce cinemagraphs. These will be achieved by aiming the camera and then holding it still for six seconds after you hit the button. Once an image is captured, you highlight an area in the image that you want to be in motion while everything else is locked down.

The Moto Z3 Play offered a similar feature as did some Nokia phones from back when they were dabbling with Windows Phone. Usually the capture of a cinemagraph would involve cameras for both the video and still-motion photography and some heavy editing to stitch all of this together.

Are you interested in being able to produce cinemagraphs and if so would that influence your buying decision for a smartphone?

source: Android Authority

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.