Prisma filters now extend to Facebook Live videos


Russian app Prisma, which gained immense popularity at the time of its release, has launched a new feature. As per the new update, namely Prisma App version 2.8, the app now allows its painting-esque filters to be applied to Facebook Live videos. Users can choose one from the eight filters available.

The update offers eight new filters including The Scream, Tokyo, Gothic, and Illegal Beauty. However, a downside to this update is that it is available only on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6s. Prisma developers say that this is because applying filters to live videos requires an enormous amount of processing power which only the latest hardware is capable of providing. 

This comes on the heels of the news Facebook announced last month that it would soon integrate AI-powered filters to its photos and videos.

Facebook in its blog post yesterday commented the following:

We’ve developed a new deep learning platform on mobile so it can — for the first time — capture, analyze, and process pixels in real time, putting state-of-the-art technology in the palm of your hand. This is a full-fledged deep learning system called Caffe2Go, and the framework is now embedded into our mobile apps.

Prisma also has plans to include support for GIFs, support for all aspect ratios (only square pictures are supported currently), and improve offline processing of photos/videos in the pipeline. The company has also said that it wants to develop the app further to become more “social”, however, it isn’t yet clear as to what they meant by that. 

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