YouVR Showcase Pivo – the Smart Interactive Pod for Smartphone Photography at MWC Americas 2018
2018-09-19, Hyun-Jin Cho Reporter
YouVR, renowned with its Virtual Reality property tour maker program, participated this year's edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC) Americas. They presented Pivo, a Smart Interactive Pod designed for creative photography and cinematography with smartphones. Pivo, operating with its own app, provides new features for smartphones' cameras – promising the expansion of visual capacity inside smartphones. Here are core features of Pivo:
Gestures like snapping fingers, saying a specific word like "cheese" or smiling on the lens will take a photo or begin a video recording.
- Multi-Platform Live
Pivo supports live broadcasting on major social media networks – Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter, and Periscope. Pivo takes advantage with face-tracking technology and the remote control assistance.
Pivo helps smartphones' cameras – on both front and rear sides – to follow the item or the person's face in focus.
- Object Tracking
Pivo can also track objects like dynamic stunt bikers – enabling the smartphone to record splendid tricks without other's assistance.
Additionally, Pivo has unique shooting modes utilizing its mechanisms used in its core features:
This brings classic "change pose/emotion while the lens is facing away" on a new level – able to induce laughs with friends nearby or online.
- VS Mode
This mode sets up an automated face-to-face angle cuts on the video of two.
- Perfect Panorama
Most panorama modes on default smartphone cameras might exhaust users. More than maintaining the perfect line, resulting images may show terrifying creatures like "Cat Centipede" or "Mutated Human". Perfect Panorama mode in Pivo will decrease those panorama malfunctions, while the user can place inside the panorama the user takes.
The mode combines multiple pictures taken at the same angle and place with subjects taking various poses. It will generate the college of a clone army or a self in different appearances.
- Social 360 Images
Smart stitching software allows the user to organize 360-degree photos in better form – easy to share online and enjoy with VR device.
- Spherical Shots
This mode produces the spherical image resembling a tiny globe where the Little Prince lived on – without employing costly fisheye lens.
- Motion Timelapse
This adds constant movements on normal time-lapse videos – usually taken in a stationary position. From sunrise to sunset, the Motion Timelapse mode can create a footage showing color transition on the sky.
At last, following Add-Ons for alternative usage of Pivo are available:
- 360 Product Turntable
Turntable add-on can create a 360-degree image, video or GIF of any item from every angle – useful for advertising a product
- Light Box
This exclusive studio lightbox kit completes the personal product studio – with a combination of the Turntable above.
Other features in Pivo include:
- Plug & Play
- 8 to 10 hours of battery life – charged through USB
- Built-in tripod
- Remote Control
- Auto Focus
- Free choice of tracking position
- Voice Activation
- Cloud Storage
- Bubble level
- High Portability
- Bluetooth Connectivity
Pivo will launch on Kickstarter in the near future – with its specs and history discoverable on its special website: http://www.getpivo.com
As an official supporting media partner of MWC Americas, AVING News will send the special reporting team – especially focusing on Korean Start-ups.
Global news network Aving News, which has reported the most number of issues of top 3 global tech exhibitions including CES, MWC, and IFA over the last 11 years, is going to send a special reporter group, report main issues of the world market, and introduce key Korean companies abroad as a media partner of 2018 MWC America this year. Aving News is currently a media partner of the U.S., Spain, and China in the 2018 MWC (Mobile World Congress), the largest mobile exhibition in the world.
Dong Kwan Kim Reporter & Correspondent