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Guide to the #GalaxyS9: See More of the World with Bixby Vision

Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem is vast and full of tools that make our connected lives more convenient.

Built to learn all about you, Bixby is an intelligent assistant that makes your smart devices even smarter. Bixby Vision* uses the camera of your Galaxy S9 and S9+ and AR technology to not only provide detailed information about the world around you, but also understand it and execute your commands quickly – thanks to its deep learning technology.

Read a New Language

Language can be the greatest barrier when you’re traveling abroad. With Live Translation, Bixby Vision can translate foreign text in real time and on the screen, without the need for taking a photo – so you can travel confidently in any direction. Choose from 54 input languages and 104 output languages **.

Expand Your Horizons

Ever walked through a public space and seen a monument you wanted to know more about? Bixby Vision’s Place Mode tells you more about the places and spaces around you, such as the distance and time you’ll need to get to attractions, restaurants, and facilities.The information changes as you point the camera in different directions, syncing with your map app so you can navigate easily. Pointing at the sky will generate weather information and the forecast for your location.

Become a Food and Wine Expert

On a diet, or just tracking your eating habits? Use Bixby Vision’s Food Mode to receive detailed caloric and nutrition information about the food you’re pointing at, then log them directly to your Food Tracker in Samsung Health. You can also check out recipes and videos of dishes to recreate them at home.

It takes time and effort to become a wine connoisseur, but if you’re looking for a shortcut, Wine Mode in Bixby Vision can look at a bottle’s label and tell you all about the wine’s rating, the vineyard it came from, and even suggest food pairings.

Receive a Virtual Makeover in Moments

Experimenting with makeup helps us find what suits our personality and complexion. Bixby’s Makeup Mode lets you do this virtually by intuitively understanding the shape of your features, to apply makeup to the appropriate areas. You can select whole makeup “looks”, or mix and match lipsticks, eyeshadows and more to find a combination that’s right for you. Bixby Makeup Mode also partners with regional retailers to bring you the latest colors and products, so you can select a company to try the makeup that they offer and when you find something you like, you can buy it on their online store with just a few clicks.

Shop Anytime, Anywhere

You’re out and about, when you spot someone in the exact style of shoes you’ve been looking for. Bixby Vision’s Shopping Mode can search for similar items for sale online and direct you to the retailer’s website. This also works through your Gallery app, so you can snap a photo and shop for the item later.

With additional functions like QR code, Image Mode and Book Mode, Bixby Vision proves that there’s more around you than meets the eye. As you go about your daily life, the intelligent assistant expands the scope of your smartphone’s camera, letting you see into the wider world.

*Availability of each function or mode may differ by device and region. Samsung Account login and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required.
**For the full list of languages, please visit http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/bixby/vision/. Devices released in China come with 10 input languages and 27 output languages.


Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/guide-to-galaxy-2-see-more-of-the-world-with-bixby-vision
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Experience More with #GalaxyS9’s Intuitive UX

Designed to seamlessly translate every touch, tap and swipe on the phone into meaningful actions, Galaxy S9 and S9+ are packed with features alongside an intuitive UX, helping you experience, discover and do more.

Home Screen, now in Landscape Mode

Most multimedia is best experienced in landscape mode. With the entire screen, the experience becomes more immersive. But switching from a video stream to other tasks can be cumbersome with the home screen usually fixed in portrait – until now. The Galaxy S9’s home screen can rotate to landscape automatically, so you don’t have to physically change the phone’s position between multimedia content and other tasks.

Dedicated Fingerprint for double the security

While it’s important to lock away our highly personal information securely, efficient authentication is equally crucial. Galaxy S9 strike the perfect balance between security and usability with Dedicated Fingerprint. You can register two fingerprints to unlock the phone. Your normal fingerprint takes you to the home screen, while your dedicated fingerprint lets you access the Secure Folder directly from the lock screen.

Customizable Lock Screen and Always On Display

The lock screen is the part of the smartphone we interact with the most. We see it when we wake up and check it throughout the day. Galaxy S9’s lock screen features give you the best platform to tell your own story every day.

The video wallpaper function lets you customize the lock screen to play inspiring images all day long. You can even set your favorite Super Slow-mo videos into lock screen wallpapers. Notification bars on the lock screen can be made transparent, so you can see the things that matter to you. Tapping the clock on the lock screen will tell you the seconds, minutes and hours.

You can also pin one of 20 pre-loaded animated GIFs on your Always on Display, so you can be greeted with something that makes you smile whenever you check your phone.

Find apps easily with Apps Edge

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to find an app quickly, only to forget which folder it’s in. The Edge function solves this by letting you store your favorite apps and contacts on the side of the Super AMOLED screen. Simply drag and drop icons from Apps Edge to a designated box for a quick pop-up view. The Edge function also lets you quickly reply to messages in a pop-up window.

You can now switch between Apps Edge, People Edge and Smart Select with a simple swipe. People Edge allows you to call or message your frequent contacts easily, while Smart Select lets you capture an area of your screen as an image or animation.

App Pair for easy access

We’ve all switched back and forth between different documents and apps while writing an email on the go – and the time spent doing this feels like an eternity. With App Pair on Galaxy S9 however, one touch can launch two apps simultaneously in Multi-Window mode. Place the App Pair icon on the home screen for even easier access all the time.


Original source: https://news.samsung.com/global/experience-more-with-galaxy-s9-and-s9-plus-intuitive-ux
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Bringing #GalaxyS9’s Stereo Speakers to Life

Most people don’t associate smartphone speakers with a high-quality audio experience. But the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+’s stereo speakers has changed things.

Tuned by audio experts at AKG, you’ll discover hidden sounds in your favorite songs on the Galaxy S9. Combined with Dolby Atmos surround sound, watching movies on your device will be more immersive than ever before.

Here’s how our team of experts at Samsung managed to build such quality audio capabilities into such a small smartphone.

01. The Problem

Most smartphones only have one speaker at the bottom, meaning sound waves would travel in only one direction, thus restricting the overall listening experience. And since smartphones speakers tend to be small, this limits their ability to fully produce bass sounds.

02. The Goal

That’s why we set out to develop a smartphone with multiple dynamic speakers. We believed that having the sound come from different ends of the phone, and emanating in various directions, could make watching films on the phone as immersive as going to the cinema.

03. The Idea

To turn the Galaxy S9’s sound into a three-dimensional experience, we wanted to place another speaker at the top of the phone, enabling the device to play sound in stereo. This meant rearranging the internal components such as the front camera and iris scanner, to make room for the new speaker. The speaker also had to be slim enough for Samsung’s Infinity Display, while still being powerful.

04. The Solution

Engineers from different departments worked together to rearrange the components, and also increased the size of the existing speaker by 1.5 times. We also spent a year modifying the kinetic structure of the speaker to make sure there was enough room. Due to the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s shape, the speakers were slightly different in size, so both had to be tuned to balance the output levels. And finally, we reduced interference from other components that also use magnets, to avoid static or noise in the speaker.

05. The Result

With these changes in the Galaxy S9 sound system, we were able to deliver sound that is 1.4 times (3-4dB) louder than that of the Galaxy S8. We also partnered with Dolby Atmos to incorporate Virtual Surround Sound Effect, maximizing the stereo speakers’ capability. Instead of mixing by channels, Dolby Atmos places sounds within a 3D audio environment, giving the impression that sounds are coming from everywhere. Audio experts at AKG also fine-tuned the speakers, expanding bass range while preventing distortion at high volumes. Together, these innovations allow the Galaxy S9 to deliver a unique audio experience.


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#GalaxyS9’s Audio Designers on the Shift to Stereo Sound

As more people enjoy music and video on their smartphones, mobile multimedia is becoming even more important. Samsung reimagined the Galaxy S9’s speakers with renowned audio specialists for a premium stereo sound.

The flagship phone’s designers gave us a closer look at how the speakers of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were optimized for multimedia content.

More Speakers, More Sound

Dongsoo Kim from the Global Product Planning Group explained why the team brought the stereo speaker experience to the Galaxy S9: “As more and more people access content through their smartphones, greater emphasis was placed on the screen and creating bigger, higher-quality displays to view content with. Since display technology has already reached this point, we set out to design a high-performing speaker to equal the screen.”

The first step was to have two speakers instead of one – one at the bottom and one at the top of the phone, creating a more immersive experience.

“The key was to develop speakers and amplifiers that serve the dual purpose of making phone calls and consuming media,” said Jaehyun Kim of the Audio Group. “We poured our efforts into enhancing the quality of the sound and creating greater volume.”

The speaker holes were redesigned to be larger for higher quality audio, and the device volume was increased to be 1.4 times (3-4 dB) louder than the Galaxy S8.

Over 80 Designs Tested

There are strict procedures at Samsung to ensure product reliability, and multiple stages of testing in designing the Galaxy S9 speakers.

For greater sound accuracy and precision, the audio designers worked on enhancing dynamic range – the ratio of the quietest to the loudest sounds – and frequency range, which controls pitch.

“Our primary focus was to develop a speaker that is both high performing and stable,” Seongkwan Yang, also from the Audio Group, explained. “We carefully examined the quality of the components, testing more than 80 versions of the diaphragm before we were finally satisfied that we had a speaker that functioned seamlessly at both high and low pitches.”

Partnering with Audio Experts

To create a high-quality sound experience, Samsung joined forces with two global experts in audio technology: premium Harman’s brand AKG, and Dolby. It took half a year to fine-tune the speakers to achieve AKG’s standard of high-fidelity sound quality and precision at any volume.

“Users with a good ear for sound can immediately appreciate the difference. Samsung’s long dedication in search of enhanced audio, coupled with Harman’s expertise, resulted in the speakers satisfying both sound quality and volume,” commented Jaehyun Kim.

The Galaxy S9 also integrates Dolby Atmos® technology, making you feel like you’re inside the action with moving audio – whether over built-in speakers or through regular stereo headphones. Enhanced sound quality and consistent playback volume is also evident across non Dolby Atmos® enabled content.

Making the Most of an Optimized Audio Experience

Jaehyun Kim recommended classical music for a fuller understanding of the difference stereo speakers make: “You can distinguish the individual sounds and characteristics of each instrument. It’s an amazing feeling to hear the audio how it was originally intended, picking out every interaction between soft and loud.”

“Head to the sounds and vibration settings on your phone,” advised Dongsoo Kim. “Take a look at sound quality and effects under the advanced features and turn on Dolby Atmos to enable immersive audio. Users can also enhance their headphone audio experience by turning on the UHQ upscaler and the Adapt Sound feature, taking their listening to a new level.”

The team is already considering its next steps. Dongsoo Kim elaborated: “Our aim will be to create a mobile multimedia experience that is just like holding a cinema in your own hands.”


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Capture the Mood: Designing the Sounds of the #GalaxyS9

Our smartphones are reflections of our personalities as we show off individual quirks through their covers, themes and ringtones. The recent release of the Galaxy S9 brought a fresh sound to people’s ears with original ringtones and notification sounds to suit their changing moods.

Original Sounds of the Galaxy S9

From the short, simple tones of notifications and alerts to the lengthier compositions of ringtones, a whole range of notes, tones and melodies form a unified smartphone sound experience. These were composed in harmony with the overall design of the device and its UX, leading to a cohesive experience.

In addition to a new arrangement of “Over the Horizon”, the Samsung Galaxy brand sound, 10 new ringtones and 10 fresh notification sounds were added to the Galaxy S9. The audio UX team also reimagined legacy sounds.

Working in Harmony

To create the new ringtones and notification sounds, Samsung reached out to Suran, a K-pop artist and singer-songwriter known for her unique melodies and artistic worldview.

Inspired by the product’s design and images, she commented that she “wanted [her] sounds to be full of detail and imagination.” She also added: “I was attracted to the challenge of creating a totally new sound while also conveying a short yet precise message.”

Finishing Touches

Together the audio UX designers and Suran focused on composing even more mellow, minimalistic sounds that were easy on the ears, with dulcet tones designed to make the user feel relaxed. Sampling Suran’s voice on a couple of the ringtones added an original dimension to the new set of sounds.

After being created, they were mixed to produce a richer tone when played through the Galaxy S9’s stereo speakers. During this optimization phase, every instrument used for editing was tested several times.

In a single day, we might receive several phone calls and hear numerous notifications on our smartphones. The sounds of the Galaxy S9 can be tailored to our moods, so that Galaxy S9 users can feel free to express a range of emotions.


Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/capture-the-mood-designing-the-sounds-of-the-galaxy-s9
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Meet the Team Behind the #GalaxyS9’s Super Fast Camera

The Galaxy S9’s Super Slow-mo and low-light camera features are possible thanks to a camera sensor that’s four times faster than conventional technologies. Meet members of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business team, who were behind the development of the camera: Dongsoo Kim and Sungwook Choi of the Camera Development team, and Youngmin Nam and Junmo Kim of the Product Planning team.

A Three-layer Stacked Image Sensor

“We achieved a readout speed that is four times faster than conventional cameras thanks to a three-layer stacked image sensor that includes the CMOS image sensor itself, a fast readout circuit, and a dedicated dynamic random-access (DRAM) memory chip, which previously was not added to image sensors,” explained Dongsoo Kim. “Integrating DRAM allowed us to overcome obstacles like speed limits between the sensor and application processor (AP) in a high-speed camera with 960fps features.”

An enhanced camera sensor delivers useful benefits. The improved image sensor on the Galaxy S9 supports the Super Slow-mo feature in bright environments, and also decreases noise in dark environments. “The Galaxy S9 reduces noise by 30 percent under low light, compared to the previous model. Low noise, coupled with the Dual Aperture lens, which automatically adjusts to lighting conditions just as the human eye would, completes the superb low-light capabilities of the Galaxy S9’s camera,” said Sungwook Choi.

Getting it Right through Comprehensive Testing

While the Super Slow-mo prototype was already available, the developers continued to work on enhancements while subjecting it to rigorous tests to prepare for commercialization. In the beginning, the function was only available through computers. So the team carted their laptops around amusement parks to test the function’s Motion Detection feature.

“We also shot for two hours in the middle of a mountain range, on a freezing night, to complete the low-light camera function,” recalled Sungwook Choi.

Enabling Users to Get the Most Out of their Smartphone Camera

With smartphones so intrinsic to people’s everyday lives, developing technologies that enable users to get the most of their camera was key. “The Galaxy S9’s camera focuses on ease of use of the Super Slow-mo function, from simple video generation to seamless sharing; a final GIF file typically ranges from three to 15 MBs, which is approximately six seconds in length and optimized for users to share.

In the case of AR Emoji, My Emoji stickers can be shared via various messenger platforms. We’ve also enhanced the front camera, improving user experience and adding fun features on top of advanced image quality. An example of this is the Selfie Focus function on the front camera, which recognizes faces from scenery based on deep learning features to provide an ideal selfie, and enables a background-blurring effect,” explained Youngmin Nam.

The future of smartphone camera development is headed in the right direction. “We will continue to strive for perfect, professional-quality images. The ultimate goal is to develop a camera that always produces the best pictures for all users without tinkering with settings, allowing them to take photos and videos that satisfy their needs,” said Junmo Kim.


Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/meet-the-team-behind-the-galaxy-s9s-ultrafast-camera

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Bringing Super Slow-mo to Life with the #GalaxyS9

Our best moments happen in an instant. Whether it’s an incredible feat of athleticism, a tender moment with friends and family, or a hilarious split-second with an energetic puppy, life often moves too fast to capture. Samsung is helping extend these precious moments with the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s new Super Slow-mo feature, which gives those perfect but fleeting moments staying power.

With Super Slow-mo, Samsung aimed to show new perspectives on the moments you might typically miss, capturing mind-blowing detail at lightning-fast shutter speeds of 960fps. With endless customization including background music and GIF loop, reverse, and swing, sharing your memories with friends and family is more fun than ever before.

But building these features required some incredible feats of engineering. Let our product creators tell you how we created this next-level magic.

01. The Problem

Unlike older charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors, modern complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors – like those in our latest phones – expose the image sequentially, leading to distortion. Even though we were able to improve autofocus and make brighter lenses, we wanted to push the boundaries of our camera sensors to deliver a truly unique user experience.

02. The Goal

When we started designing the Galaxy S9 and S9+ camera, our ultimate goal was to create a CMOS sensor that would be fast enough to reduce the distortion problems, counter camera shake, and give users the power to explore completely new features.

03. The Idea

What if we could give our users the ability to slow down time? That was the seed that started the design of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ camera. If we could make a fast enough sensor, we’d be able to record footage at incredibly fast frame rates that could be slowed down to let users capture incredible action or extend a funny moment.

04. The Solution

The most difficult part of increasing the frame rate was the sensor technology. The image sensor needed to be four times faster than previous models, and the circuits and pixel technology had to be better. To handle the high frame rates, more bandwidth was also needed for the speed of both the image sensor outputs and the video processing of the Application Processor. Our answer to that problem was a three-layer stack image sensor that includes the CMOS image sensor itself, a fast readout circuit, and a dedicated DRAM memory chip – the secret sauce for making buttery-smooth, Super Slow-mo videos and incredible low light performance.

05. The Result

The Galaxy S9 and S9+’s camera is truly like no other. Able to record at 960fps, it’s 32x slower than normal video. When using Super Slow-mo, the camera captures 0.2 seconds of action and stretches it out to approximately 6 seconds to produce a final GIF file that typically ranges from 3-15MBs. The standout feature is that the sensor automatically detects movement and captures it as it’s happening, so there is no need to worry about manual settings. Users can select either a Single-take with one Super Slow-mo capture or do a Multi-take with up to 20 Super Slow-mo segments.

Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/bringing-super-slow-mo-to-life

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How the Updated SmartThings App Simplifies Users’ Connected Lives

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ simplify users’ connected lives with seamless control over a wide range of IoT devices, united by Samsung’s SmartThings app.

What is the SmartThings App?

Available in March, the new SmartThings app places controls for a wide ecosystem of compatible smart devices in one simple and consistent interface, making it easy to manage every facet of your connected lifestyle, whether at home, at the office or on the go.

The SmartThings app was designed to remove the complicated steps that are often required to complete everyday tasks and chores, fostering seamless interactions between a household’s IoT technologies. It unites with existing Samsung IoT applications, including Samsung Connect, Smart Home and Smart View, to allow for consistent experiences across SmartThings-compatible devices.

The Perfect Pair

The app transforms the Galaxy S9 into a universal control for a wide range of devices, letting users see who’s at the front door through their connected doorbell, check what’s in their Family Hub fridge when planning for dinner, and receive real-time notifications when their laundry is finished or the floors need to be vacuumed.

SmartThings presents Galaxy users with a fun, dynamic and easy way to share photos and videos by sending them directly to Samsung Smart TVs, Family Hub fridges, or other compatible displays by connecting the devices to their Samsung account. You can transfer login information and your favourite apps directly from your Galaxy S9 to your Samsung Smart TV, and enjoy a more streamlined and personalized content-viewing experience as soon as you turn it on.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/in-depth-look-4-how-the-galaxy-s9-and-smartthings-simplify-users-connected-lives

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#GalaxyS9 Combines Iris Scan, Facial Recognition and Intelligent Scan for Seamless Biometric Security

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer users the peace of mind knowing that their most cherished content is protected by Samsung’s defense-grade Knox security platform, and by the top-of-the-line biometric technologies that have become synonymous with Samsung’s flagship devices.

An Intelligent Approach to Authentication

To make unlocking the Galaxy S9 as simple as possible, Samsung combined its advancements in iris scanning, facial-recognition and intelligent technologies to create a seamless biometric security solution that offers users fast and secure access to their device.

Intelligent Scan is a deep learning-based verification solution that utilizes the collective strength of the Galaxy S9’s iris scanning and facial recognition technologies to let users unlock their device and access protected content with a simple glance. The solution carefully analyzes your face’s visible features, as well as the lighting conditions of your surroundings, and determines the optimal authentication method to open your phone. It can recognize users even when a piece of clothing or an accessory is obstructing part of their face, so you won’t be required to remove your cap or adjust your scarf whenever you’d like to unlock your phone.

Going forward, Samsung plans to integrate Intelligent Scan support into a wide range of applications, beginning with Samsung Pass. Adding this functionality to the app will allow users to enjoy the same streamlined security when entering website logins and other sensitive information within the Samsung Internet mobile app.

Premium Security at Your Fingertips

The Galaxy S9 also introduces new capabilities to the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that make it even more useful.

The sensor, which is conveniently located beneath the camera for easy access, now allows users to register fingerprints with a single swipe, and designate a separate Dedicated Fingerprint to apply an additional layer of security to their device’s Secure Folder. This encrypted folder offers a safe, conveniently accessible home for private apps and files that users can securely lock with their Dedicated Fingerprint, or with a PIN, pattern, passcode or iris scan.

When users unlock their phone using this finger, rather than bringing them to the home screen, the device will automatically display their Secure Folder’s contents. Users can also select how they would like the folder to be displayed – either as a traditional folder, or as a launcher. The latter will launch a secure home screen that’s populated only by their designated private apps, as well as a Secure Folder widget that allows them to easily add more.

Together, the streamlined biometric technologies featured in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer users a mobile experience that’s not only more seamless and convenient, but more personalized than ever.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/in-depth-look-3-how-samsung-streamlined-the-galaxy-s9s-security-features

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The Slow Mo Guys Discuss Capturing Amazing Moments with the #GalaxyS9’s Super Slow-Mo Camera

Samsung Electronics recently teamed up with Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, aka The Slow Mo Guys, for a fun series offering tips on creating slow motion videos with the Galaxy S9’s new Super Slow-mo camera. The complete ‘Samsung Sessions’ series is now available on Samsung’s YouTube channel.

At Galaxy Unpacked 2018, Samsung Newsroom caught up with Gavin and Dan to hear their thoughts on the device’s 960 fps slow-motion capture capability, and to discuss ways the Super Slow-mo feature can make everyday moments epic.

Q. How did you first get into making slow-mo videos?

Gavin: I used to be a high-speed camera operator for the British film industry, so I was able to play around with these cameras in our off time. I got Dan involved, and we started a YouTube channel with these incredible cameras that not many people had access to at the time.

Dan: Cameras like these, at the time, were very uncommon. There were only a couple in the country. It was a cool opportunity that led us to what we do.

Q. What makes a great slow-mo video?

Dan: Sometimes our videos are very scientific, and we’ll discover something that might not have been seen before. Sometimes they’re just fun stunts. For instance, banging paint on a drum. It’s not scientific, it just looks cool for that split second – one that you don’t get to see in real life, but that you can see in slow motion.

Gavin: Yeah, we’re lucky enough to be able to do such a wide variety of subjects. There’s no strict rule to our channel besides shooting stuff in slow motion, so we can choose what we want.

Q. What do you think has made your creations resonate so well with viewers?

Gavin: We’re showing the audience something that they’ve seen hundreds of times, something that they can relate to, but at a much, much slower pace. There’s a lot of beauty in the world, even in normal, everyday subjects when they’re slowed down.

Q. What are some good examples of moments in daily life that would look great captured in slow motion with the Galaxy S9?

Gavin: If you look at a shower, you see droplets of water turn into a stream and into beads of water. Even putting milk into your coffee or watching TV – there are so many aspects of everyday life that you ignore that look completely different when slowed down.

Dan: I like that the Super Slow-mo technology is built into the phone, because you could be on a jog in the park or walking your dog and think “I wonder what that looks like in slow motion,” and just whip out your phone and see for yourself. Usually, we have a huge camera we have to set up, whereas with the phone, you can just go about your day and capture slow-mo footage without needing to set anything up.

Q. What were your initial impressions of the camera?

Gavin: I particularly like what the Galaxy S9 does with auto triggering, because with high-speed cameras, even ours, we can’t record for very long because it’s taking so many pictures every second that the recording time is very short. It has auto triggering so that you can put a box on the screen and, if something goes through the box, it automatically knows that that’s your slow-motion moment.

That’s very useful, considering that human reaction time isn’t actually very good and that 0.2 seconds goes by very fast, so that’s a great feature. We actually did one shot where we put the phone down on a table and it triggered itself when I threw water over Dan.

Dan: Yeah, there was no one touching it, and that’s a first for us. We just set it up, left it and it triggered automatically, which is really cool. It’s difficult to get [that kind of shot] manually when you don’t know what’s going to happen. It removes the human error part.

Q. What inspired the Super Slow-mo videos that you created with the Galaxy S9?

Dan: The idea was to show how easy it is to [film Super Slow-mo videos] in everyday situations, so we thought, what’s around the house?

Q. Are there any tips that you could offer users to help them get the most out of the Super Slow-mo feature?

Gavin: Be very experimental, and make sure that you have a lot of light, since you are taking so many pictures every second. There’s not actually a lot of light hitting the sensor for very long, so a bright environment is very good. And get someone to help you as well.

Dan: Like Gavin said, it’s all about light. The more light you have, the easier it is.


Original Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/interview-the-slow-mo-guys-discuss-capturing-amazing-moments-with-the-galaxy-s9s-super-slow-mo-camera
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