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Wakeye App update

JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
edited August 2016 in Videos, Photos & Media
Wakeye iOS app has just released an update that includes:

Auto Mode will now be the Default setting
It will retain the FPS and Zoom settings previously set even when app is completely shut down
Low resolution in iPhone 6s bug fixed.

Any feedback on these updates would be appreciated.
Texas6WishBill22

Comments

  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Will update and use in the am. This is great news @Jibbo!!!
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,664 Mega Baller
    Wakeye is the best app ever!

    One small thing, I wish it would save directly to my "camera roll." Or have a select all and move to camera roll option.
    MattP
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Bill22 if you increase the fps to 120 or 240 it will save directly to your camera roll.
    Bill22
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,668
    Ok I had to buy a Samsung to shoot any decent video with the Wake eye setup. I have a 6s plus now so is it going to be any better, I understand this is/was an iPhone problem not the app? On the Android app it would be nice to have a better zoom function, one that you can recall each time rather than the slide.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,664 Mega Baller
    @Jibbo cool! I will definitely bump up the FPS.

    When you ski two days (4-5 sets = 40 videos) then try to move all those videos to the camera roll it's easy to lose track of what has been moved.
    MattP
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,664 Mega Baller
    What is the preferred setting? Stabilization on/off?

    I had mine off because someone on BOS said the app works better with it off (maybe that was for a Samsung). I tried both but don't see a difference when viewing on my cell. Maybe on a bigger screen like a laptop it would be obvious which is better.
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @scotchipman we are currently testing an update with 120fps on the android app
    scotchipman
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Shot video at both 60fps and 120fps with my Iphone 6s this morning. All of it looks really good! Nice work @Jibbo!
    Jim Ross
  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Diddo. Uploading vid to Vemio but some stills off the vid say a lot as to clarity. 60fps stabilizer on iPhone 6S. Well done guys. Huge difference


    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2016
    Before and after the update. Note: not a Wakeye tracking system. Shaking may be more of what I use. Also forgot to set zoom to 1.25 this morning. It is the pixilation of the first video that has beed drastically improved. Just pause either at any given point and it is obvious. Still playing with RTP and settings so skiing kinda...meh.

    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Wish - excellent to see the app is working better for your iPhone 6S
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,290 Mega Baller
    Looking forward to the Android version update here. I get a minor rolling shutter effect with my Nexus 6P. Nothing terrible, but what I have had happen on a couple occasions is the app crashing. Missed my second set this morning since the phone had shut down. Haven't seen this happen on my HTC M8, but I don't like that camera as much, especially in the early morning lighting.
  • NautibynatureNautibynature Posts: 149 Baller
    ^^x2
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 134 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @scotchipman the rolling shutter effect on the iPhone is certainly better with increased frame rate
    scotchipman
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited August 2016
    Videos taken on smartphones are excellent ... IF ... a capable person is holding the camera and filming. But mounting smartphones to pylon trackers is often terrible. Between the rolling shutter effects, and the anti-shake algorithms, the murky, wavy results aren't nearly as good as any GoPro at 1080, narrow, 30fps. If your smartphone gives you the option, make sure any video stabilization or ant-shake features are turned off. The camera shaking you get when the skier grabs the handle will be there, but most of the software-induced waviness will go away. And this waviness makes it tough to get a good read on ski behavior for tuning purposes.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2016
    @SkiJay i find the phone vids extremely helpful when importing them to "Coach My Video" app. Slow motion, stop fame, frame by fram make all that waviness or shakyness or recoiling from taking up some slack vertiallally unimpactfull to analysis. Watching at full speed does have its benafits with noticing things like pace, timing, rhythm but the above doesn't really affect that either. Most technique things get analyzed at slowed rates. Add to that the ability to pinch zoom, draw and do side by side videos and it's a powerhouse. All from the convenience of the boat at the end of a set. No need for wait on transferring from a SD card to a computer then analyze much later. Just says..... :-)
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited August 2016
    @Wish Coach My Video isn't available for Androids, and Coach's Eye has been nothing but frustrating. I like the benefits you've listed, so I wish Coach My Video would port to Android for a try. So far, however, the phone apps I've seen are good for technique work, but not detailed enough for ski-tuning. I'd love to not have to carry around a laptop.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,664 Mega Baller
    @Wish What is this Coach my video you speak of?
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @Jibbo -- question. My brother and I skied today and on his iphone 6s the video playback starts out in normal speed and then all of the sudden goes to slow motion just as he is entering the course. All of the videos playback this way. Is there some setting we don't know about or a way to make that stop happening?
    Jim Ross
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @Jibbo -- frame rate he shot was 240. I shot with my phone on 120 and did not experience this issue.
    Jim Ross
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    You need to go to edit and slide the little bars at the bottom of the screen all the way to then watch. I wish regular motion was the default and slow motion was an option. I also have an issue on iPhome 6 where 240 renders the app useless? 120 works well so I will stick to that
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ha.. Same thing has happened to me randomly both on 6 and 6s.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • WishWish Posts: 7,928 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Texas6 it may be that your 6 memory is full or close enough that 240 is just to big of a file. I never went above 120 but often ran out of space. Lots memory used if some are in the app at 60fps and some have gone to your photo album. Just a thought.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Texas6
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    @Wish, yep I think you're right. The 120fps are a major improvement and are very useable at 1.25x zoom
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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    Wish
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