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Motion Shot

Motion Shot icon This app allows you to capture a short movie by automatically rendering the movement into a single still image so that it appears to be a continuous picture. It is perfect for creating animated images with unique expressions in action scenes involving sports, animals, kids, friends, vehicles, airplanes and moving objects.
You can also add a variety of effects (fade-in, fade-out, grid, etc.), set the number of animation sequences, and specify other settings to create an original expression.


Motion Shot

Motion Shot icon Motion Shot icon This app allows you to capture a short video by automatically rendering the movement into a single still image so that it appears to be a continuous picture. It is perfect for creating animated images with unique expressions in action scenes involving sports, animals, kids, friends, vehicles, airplanes and moving objects.
You can also add a variety of effects (fade-in/fade-out, grid, etc), set the number of animation sequences, and specify other settings to create a original expression*. Even more, you can quickly share your images on a social network or upload it to a storage service. Relive and share your memories!

*Option: Additional effect feature : Allows you to create an animated GIF where the movement of a subject can be captured. For availability in countries/regions, see here.




Notice


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overview function Features


easy step 3 easy steps

With 3 easy steps (capture a short video > edit > save/share), you can easily create a video with dynamic movement.
With 3 easy steps (capture a short video > edit > save), you can easily create a video with dynamic movement.

how to 1 how to 1
1. Take a picture
how to 2 how to 2
2. Edit
how to 3 how to 3
3. Save/Share 3. Save



various effect Various effects

With various editing features and effect, you can add your own original expressions to your pictures.





save and share Save/Share

Pieces are saved as a JPEG or Animated GIF* and they can be uploaded instantly to PlayMemories Online, social networks, storage services and other online services**.

* When using the Animation effect (option). For details, see here
** When social network and storage service apps are installed on your device.

Note:
Depending on your service, there may be data size restrictions or playback of animated GIFs may not be supported. For details, see support and help information of the corresponding service.



how to use How to Use


filming filming
Take a picture
1. Start Motion Shot.
2. Choose the subject of the picture to be taken and tap the screen to align the focus.
3. Firmly hold the device with both hands and press the shutter buttonrec iconrec icon.
4. The shooting will end automatically after 8 seconds. Press the shutter button again to end the recording beforehand.

* You can also take photos using the shutter button of the device.



Hints
hint
To capture the movement of the subject more beautifully, choose a background that isn't a single color and has little movement.
hint
Adjust the distance to the subject so that it fits in the frame as much as possible.
hint
The bigger the movement of the subject is, the more beautiful the movement can be captured.

more Use the video shot by the camera


edit edit
Edit the image
1. Press the effect button at the upper left corner of the screen and choose the effect to use from the effect list that appears. 1. Press the "Effect" button at the top of the screen to display the list of effects and select the effect to apply.

[Normal, Fade-in, Fade-out, Remove, Grid, Stripe, Animation (Normal), Animation (Loop)]

[Normal, Fade-in, Fade-out, Remove]


2. Adjust the time interval using the slider at the bottom of the screen.
3. Adjust the movement interval using the slider on the right side of the screen.

* If Animation effect is enabled, you can adjust the playback speed of the animation.
* Press the toggle button above the slider on the right of the screen (displayed only when Animation effect is enabled) to switch between the movement interval slider and animation playback speed slider. * For Stripe/Grid, you can move the image by frame.



save and share save and share
Save/Share
1. At the edit screen, press save icon To display a popup with share options. The image will be automatically saved at this moment.
2. Choose the app to use for sharing the image.
Save
1. Press "Save" on the edit screen to save it to the "Camera Roll".


more Settings of Motionshot.



download Download

motion shot icon motion shot icon

Motion Shot


Supported device:
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, etc with iOS version 6.1 or greater
Device with Android version 4.1 or later

"* This app is not guaranteed to work with all smartphones.

* Devices that do not have a rear camera cannot be used.



Price: Free

about animation Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]
This feature allows video files created with Motion Shot to be saved as animated GIFs.
Videos can be played back in 2 different modes. The usage and system requirements are as follows:

effect animation-normal

Animation (Normal)

effect animation-loop

Animation (Loop)

effect animation-loop

Animation (Fade-out)


  • Supported devices
    Device with Motion Shot installed* (For devices that support Motion Shot, see here )
    * For devices that do not have Motion Shot installed, Motion Shot-Effect [Animation] cannot be installed and used by itself.
  • Countries/Regions where available
    Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Malta, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam (As of December 2013)
  • How to use
    You can download "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" from within the Motion Shot app.
    Select "Animation" from the effect selection screen of Motion Shot and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the add-on.
  • Price
    Free
    Please check the latest price in your local currency at Google Play.
    * The latest price may be different from the above in certain countries/regions due to the exchange rate or so.
* Cancellations and refunds are not possible once the download is made. Minors must have the consent of a parent or guardian to download the add-on.
* Contents created using the features of this add-on may not work correctly depending on the app or service it is used on.
 


QandA Q&A

General/Installation

Question
What kind of app is Motion App?
Question
Can the app be used with any smartphone?
Answer
Motion Shot includes an Android version and iOS version
The Android version can be installed and used with certain devices*.
The iOS version can be on installed devices running iOS version 6.1 or later.
*Due to product specifications, the app is not guaranteed to work for all devices that satisfy the system requirements.
* The app cannot be installed on smartphones/tablets, iPhones, iPads that are not supported or do not satisfy the system requirements.
* For supported devices, see here.
Question
Can the app be installed on a memory card (SD card)?
Answer
The app cannot be installed to an external memory card (SD card). It can only be installed on the internal memory of the device.
Question
How much free space is required to install and use the app?
Answer
At least 500MB of free space in the internal memory of the device is required.
Question
How do you uninstall the app?
Answer
[If you are using the Android version]
Select "Settings" > "Apps" or "App Manager"* in your device, tap the Motion Shot icon, then select "Uninstall".
You can also remove the app using the Google Play Store app with the following steps. From the menu, select "My apps", tap the Motion Shot icon, then tap "Uninstall" on the app page.
* Depending on your device, the screen names and buttons may differ.
For uninstalling instructions, see the documentation or support site of your device.


At the home screen, press and hold the Motion Shot icon and tap the [x] button that appears on the icon.
* Depending on your iOS version, the screen names and buttons may differ.
For uninstalling instructions, see the documentation or support site of your device.

Product Specs/How to Use

Question
How do you use Motion Shot?
Question
Can you save/delete images?
Answer
To save an image, press the save button after creating the image. To delete images, press the picture icon* in the shooting screen of Motion Shot to display all saved images, then select the images to delete and press the delete button.
* Picture images are icons that display the latest saved images.
After creating the movie, press [Save] to save the movie. To delete a movie, select the corresponding image from the camera roll.
* For instructions on using the camera roll, see the documentation or support site of iOS.
Question
Where are images saved?
Answer
They are saved in the internal memory of your device. (Folder name: /Pictures/MOTION_SHOT/)
The folder where they are saved cannot be changed. If you press the picture icon* in the shooting screen of Motion Shot, you can browse the saved images. (You can also browse saved images using a separate image viewing app installed on your device)
* Picture images are icons that display the latest saved images.
Movies are saved in the camera roll of your device.
The location where movies are saved cannot be changed.

Question
What format are the images saved in?
Answer
Images are saved as JPEG files.
Question
Can I change the resolution of saved images?
Answer
You can change the resolution by selecting Settings > Image Resolution (Still Images). The image will be taken and saved in the selected resolution.
The following resolutions can be selected:
  • HD (1280x720)
  • VGA (640x480)
  • HVGA (480x320)
  • QVGA (320x240)
* If settings are changed while editing an image, the new settings will be applied the next time you take a picture.
Question
Can I use my phone's external flash when taking a picture?
Answer
You cannot use your phone's external flash with Motion Shot.
Question
If I cancel while analyzing/editing an image, will the image be saved?
Answer
The image will not be saved. Please take the picture again.
Question
Will the video recorded first be saved?
Answer
It will not be saved. To save a file, it must be specifically saved.
Question
Can saved images be edited again?
Answer
They cannot be edited again.
Question
Can Motion Shot be started even if other camera apps are open?
Answer
Yes, it can be started. However, if you are in the middle of editing an image, the edited information may be lost. Please save the information beforehand.
Question
Can I take pictures in a portrait format?
Answer
Pictures can only be taken in a landscape format.
Question
I don't know how to shoot the video.
Answer
Motion Shot does not provide the video shooting function.
Please use a camera app with a video shooting function to shoot the video.
See the document for your mobile or consult the customer service site for how to shoot the video.
Question
Can I save each frame of Stripe/Grid effect into an individual image file?
Answer
It is not possible to save each frame of the Stripe/Grid effect individually.

Animation effect

Question
How do I use Animation effect?
Answer
Press the "Animation" button from the effect selection screen in the app, and then download/install "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]".
For details on "Motion Shot  Effect [Animation]", see here.
Question
Where are animations saved?
Answer
They are saved in the internal memory of your device. (Folder name: /Pictures/MOTION_SHOT/)
The folder where they are saved cannot be changed. If you press the picture icon* in the shooting screen of Motion Shot, you can browse the animated GIFs. (You can also browse animated GIFs using a separate viewer app installed on your device) * Picture images are icons that display the latest saved images.
Question
What format are the animations saved in?
Answer
They are saved as animated GIFs.
Question
Can I change the resolution of animated GIFs?
Answer
You can change the resolution by selecting Settings > Image Resolution (Animations). The animated GIF will be created and saved in the selected resolution.
The following resolutions can be selected:
  • Auto: Automatic selection according to the image resolution (VGA/HVGA/QVGA)
  • VGA (640x480)
  • HVGA (480x320)
  • QVGA (320x240)
* If settings are changed while editing an image, the new settings will be applied instantly.
Question
What happens if I purchase and install "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" on one phone and then change phones?
Answer
You can reinstall the app from the Google Play Store app with the following steps: From the menu, select "My apps" >"Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" icon, then tap "Install" on the app page.
Question
Can I uninstall "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" after purchasing and installing it?
Answer
Select "Settings" > "App" or "App Manager"* in your device, tap the "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" icon, then select Uninstall.
You can also remove the app using the Google Play Store app with the following steps. From the menu, select "My apps" >"Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" icon, then tap "Uninstall" on the app page.
* Depending on your device, the screen names and buttons may differ.
For uninstalling instructions, see the documentation or support site of your device.

Question
Can I install and use "Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" alone?
Answer
"Motion Shot - Effect [Animation]" cannot be installed to devices that do not have Motion Shot installed.

Troubleshooting

Question
I cannot download and install Motion Shot.
Answer
Downloading and installing may fail for the following reasons:
  • When you access Google Play, a message appears indicating that the app is not compatible with your device.
    Motion Shot and "Motion - Effect [Animation]" are only supported for certain devices, countries and regions. For details, see here.
  • Cannot download or download will not finish
    Depending on your Internet connection, downloading may not be possible or may take time. Switch to 3G/Wi-Fi according to your network connection and try downloading again and/or installing.
  • Cannot install
    There may not be enough space on the internal memory of your smartphone. Free space before installing. (At least 500MB of free space is required. )
If the download or installation fails, either of the following may be the reason.
  • Download does not start or end
    Depending on your network environment, downloading may not be possible or may take time. Check your network connection, change from 3G to Wi-Fi, or try to download/install again after some time.
  • Installation fails
    Internal storage space of your smartphone may be insufficient. Try installing again after freeing space. (At least 500MB of free space is required.)
Question
Analyzing an image takes a long time or fails.
Answer
There are cases where an image cannot be analyzed depending on the image quality and movement, speed, distance, background of the subject, and other conditions. Change the image quality or refer to the or refer to the hints and take a picture again.
Question
I cannot upload animations to social networks or play them as animations.
Answer
Depending on your service, there may be data size restrictions or animated GIFs may not be supported. For details, see support and help information of the corresponding service.

* In case upload fails due to limit on data size,
 it may be possible to upload content by selecting lower resolution like "QVGA(320x240)" from "Image resolution (Animation)" in the settings.

Question
Video analysis fails.
Answer
Analysis may fail if the whole scene is moving, or if the object's moving speed, distance, or background color is not within the permitted range for analysis.
Please select other video or scene.
Question
The video I want to use is not displayed in the Motion Shot.
Answer
Share the video to Motion Shot from any app which can show the video you want to use.
Motion Shot has been added to the video sharing function.
For how to use other app than Motion Shot, see the document for the app you want to use or consult the customer service site.

Question
I have turned on the Motion effect on preview, but no effect is seen.
Answer
The Motion effect on preview is a function to show the effect relative to the object in motion.
To make the Motion effect on preview function, the object shown in the screen must be moving.

Also, this function may not work depending on the object speed, distance and background color.
Question
Noises are generated in the shot preview.
Answer
When the Motion effect on preview is turned on, some noises may be generated when previewing the video depending on the shooting condition. Please turn off the Motion effect on preview according to the situation.
Question
When I changed Image resolution (Image) to HD (1280x720) and rec the video, it takes a long time for analysis and recording and the application indicates error on analysis and recording.
Answer
According to the processing performance and the system usage, there are possibilities Motion Shot runs slowly or causes an error in case that Image resolution (Image) item is set to HD (1280x720).
There are cases avoiding the problem if you change Image resolution (Image) lower than "VGA" or make the recording time shorter.
Also if other plural applications are running, there are cases avoiding the problem if you shut them down or reboot your device.




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