The latest “Shot on iPhone” film is the heart-warming story of Trip the dog receiving a prosthetic leg. It came from a company that uses lidar built into Apple handsets to scan his body to make sure it fits.
Watch The Invincibles to see how the process works.
The Invincibles is both cute and informative
Lidar is an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging. Think of it as a short-range version of radar. Apple builds it into the iPhone Pro and iPad Pro models, where it’s used by some augmented-reality applications.
It’s also used by 3DPets to make prosthetics for dogs like Trip. Apple filmed The Invincibles to tell his story.
Apple description of the video says:
“Meet Trip. His prosthesis was made by 3DPets, a small business that creates custom pet prosthetics using the LiDAR Scanner and TrueDepth camera on the iPhone 14 Pro. Trip is just one of many dogs who are now able to enjoy a new future of rolling, splashing, and sprinting thanks to 3DPets and iPhone.”
Trip’s story was ‘Shot on iPhone’
The cameras built into high-end iPhones are useful for more than taking pictures at a 3-year-old’s birthday party. They are good enough that Apple encourages filmmakers to use them for professional projects.
The company puts out “Shot on iPhone” demonstration videos to show off the capabilities. The Invincibles is the latest of these.
July brought an action comedy called Huracán Ramírez vs. La Piñata Enchilada, also filmed with an iOS handset.