1. lachdanan's Avatar
    Hi,

    Is it possible to use the depth data saved by the dual camera outside the phone? For example in Photoshop, or in a compositing app like Nuke?

    I find the one in the phone hard to use as it overwrites on the original image, etc. Also I could control the blur and apply different effects based on the depth data saved.

    I checked the images outside the phone but they are jpg and couldn't find an extra channel or layer in them.

    Any ideas?


    Thanks.
    09-17-2014 01:00 PM
  2. Darth Mo's Avatar
    No, I mean the data is stored somewhere within the original JPEG. The camera app on the phone knows where the data is an how to interpret it.

    I have no idea where the data is stored in the JPEG, just that it is there. This is why the files are larger than normal.
  3. Darth Mo's Avatar
    The data is stored in the JPEG, but outside the normal address location. This allows you to do a straight transfer of the files that are still be readable by ordinary software.

    Even if you managed to extract the data, it's probably in a proprietary format that would be useless in photo editing software.
    lachdanan likes this.
    09-17-2014 02:42 PM
  4. lachdanan's Avatar
    So do you mean the depth is saved as another image in another directory where the original jpeg just has a reference to? Do you know this location? I would still wanna check it out and could write some code to read it into Nuke for example. But it depends on the data.
    09-17-2014 02:48 PM
  5. Darth Mo's Avatar
    No, I mean the data is stored somewhere within the original JPEG. The camera app on the phone knows where the data is an how to interpret it.

    I have no idea where the data is stored in the JPEG, just that it is there. This is why the files are larger than normal.
    lachdanan likes this.
    09-17-2014 02:51 PM
  6. lachdanan's Avatar
    Thanks alot, I will look into where one can save data into a jpeg and how to retrieve it. I haven't done this but I imagine there would be a way to get all the extra data from a jpeg using an API and then see if I can make sense of the data.
    09-17-2014 03:00 PM
  7. kronosqq's Avatar
    Thanks alot, I will look into where one can save data into a jpeg and how to retrieve it. I haven't done this but I imagine there would be a way to get all the extra data from a jpeg using an API and then see if I can make sense of the data.
    Keep us updated, I'd be really interested to try that out if you find a way to do it.
    lachdanan likes this.
    09-20-2014 12:41 PM

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