LG will continue to preview the V40 ThinQ smartphone that will be officially launched on October 3. So, you don’t have more things waiting for the phone to announce, but today the company made it has released a new feature that it is introducing the V40.
It is called Cine Shot. This is a camera mode that makes it easy to create a movie map. These are just like GIFs, but only certain parts of the image are moving – the rest still exists. Think of them as a mixture of pictures and videos, and you’ll understand this.
To capture the cinemagraph on the V40 ThinQ, you can select Cine Shot mode in the camera app and then click the Record button to capture a small three-second video. You will want to stay still during this time, and if you find too much vibration, the app will warn you.
When you’re done, you’ll be taken to the editing screen, where you can use your finger to “draw” over the part you want to move – the clock in the example above. You also have an eraser tool to prevent you from tracking too far with your fingers. You can even pinch the small area.
You can then choose to have the three-second video loop or bounce forward or backward. The result can be shared as a 1080p MP4 movie file or GIF. Cinemagraphs can also be set as a live wallpaper on your phone. Here are some examples:
Please note that once you capture a three second video in Cine Shot mode, you will have to perform the editing described above. You cannot save it and return later for editing. At the same time, in the case of insufficient light, you can simply receive an error message that nothing is recorded.
The Cine Shot works with all three LG V40 ThinQ rear-facing cameras, one of which is standard, one is a wide-angle lens and the other is a telephoto zoom lens. Cinemagraphs are a prominent feature of Nokia Lumia smartphones for many years, and Moto Z3 Play is also capable of creating them.
Interestingly, this feature (not to be called a gimmick) is not comparable to other mobile device manufacturers. LG seems to be very interested in using Cine Shot as a distinctive feature of its upcoming flagship product, so we will see how successful it will be. What do you think about it – will this be something you have tried once or twice and then forgot, or do you think you are using it every day?