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Aurga helps you shoot perfect photos, make timelapse videos, and also serves as a secure personal cloud storage.
Aurga helps you shoot perfect photos, make timelapse videos, and also serves as a secure personal cloud storage.
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Update 2018.10.08

Posted by Aurga (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

Phoenix is here. Sorry I post this update after a long time as expected.

During last two months. We refactored the firmware and iOS/Android apps. We are waiting for the approval of iOS app (it was rejected by new guideline of Apple's review policy, but new submitted version solved the problem). Once it is approved, both Android and iOS app will be released!

We have some major updates with new firmware and apps:

Smart Scene Mode  

We remade the smart scene mode. The new scene mode supports smart focus stacking, auto HDR, long exposure simulation, Denoise and preset time-lapse.

Smart Focus Stacking  

In this scene, we just need to select a region of the target (or the whole scene), and Aurga will automatically calculate the best focus step and count, shoot and merge the final image. The maximum number of merging photo is 15 for now. We'll open the settings in the future.

Remade HDR Mode

The camera's auto HDR is discarded in new version. New HDR mode supports to bracket shots by Ev., Shutter Speed or ISO. And we could set bracket step and bracket times to take bracketing photos as more as we want.  

New HDR mode supports 3 program mode: Manual (M), Aperture (A/Av) or Shutter Speed (S/Tv).  

  • M mode supports shutter speed or ISO bracketing.  
  • A/Av mode supports Ev. or ISO bracketing. 
  • S/Tv mode supports Ev., Shutter Speed or ISO bracketing. 

Further more, programmable intervalometer and Focus Stacking support HDR bracketing too.

 Next

Image editor  

We'll bring some image editing features in apps:  

  • White Balance  
  • Color Tint  
  • Brightness  
  • Contrast
  • Curve editor

New Scene Mode  

  • Starry Night  
  • Beach

Benefit from the powerful computing of the latest Android/iOS devices, we could do more complex works with the mobile devices. We are doing some researches on image matting for scenes and improve the accuracy of object recognition (like water, sky, mountain, field and so on), and merge the different parts with suitable algorithms.

Test photos  

We need many scenes of stacking photos to improve the quality of stacking results. It is very appreciated that you could share your raw photos (JPEG or RAW format) to us by google drive or dropbox (please send a link to info@aurgadslr.com). We grantee all the photos will never be used in business, and the author owns all rights of the photos.

Abbie Elrod, Mitchell Mainemer, and 3 more people like this update.

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    1. Abbie Elrod on

      I'm so excited to experiment with all this. You guys are great. Thanks for the update.