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Turn your smartphone videos into moving paintings with Prisma

The Summer of 2016 was dominated by two apps; Pokémon Go and Prisma, the photo filtering app that turned your selfies into works of art.

While Niantic is keeping Pokémon Trainers enthralled with a wearable companion and Apple Watch app, the makers of Prisma are also expanding the app’s expertise.

In an update for iOS this week, Prisma added support for videos. As a result, clips up to 15 seconds long can now effectively be turned into moving works of art.

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If you thought these transformations took a long time to render with a single frame, it takes a darn sight longer with video clips.

The video feature is currently in beta so don’t expect too much, as yet.

Below, there’s a quick demo in the style of A-Ha’s Take On Me Video. It’s the scene in Pompano Beach, FL, yesterday prior to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew (I’m fine, thanks for asking and apologies for the audio).

In even better news for Prisma aficionados, the makers of the app have revealed it’ll convert animated .gif files “very soon” also (via TechCrunch).

GIF artwork? How meta.

Sadly none of the this applies to Android users, although the company has added offline photo processing to the Google-based app.

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