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How to create a transparent iPhone

Last week, Xiaomi released an eye-catching “Xiaomi Transparent TV”. Through the self-luminous technology of the OLED panel, a transparent display effect is achieved without the need for a backlight module, which is quite similar to the future of science fiction. .

However, although transparent TV has moved from concept to reality, it is still in its infancy, and the price of early adopters is not low, as can be seen from the Xiaomi transparent TV priced at 49,999 yuan.

Although the wallet in hand has issued thousands of “I can’t” complaints, in fact, through some simple post-production tips, we can easily experience the effect of Xiaomi’s transparent TV, and even create a “transparent iPhone”.

transparent iPhone

In fact, to achieve the effect of the above picture, you only need to borrow iMovie’s “green screen effect” for some simple post-production.

This software is a video editing application launched by Apple. You can download it for free in the App Store. The specific preliminary preparations are as follows:

  • Camera lens × 1 (iPhone / iPad /…)
  • Shooting equipment × 1 (iPhone is recommended, you can edit directly on the phone after shooting)
  • Tripod × 1 (not required).
Tripod, iPhone

Since you need to use iMovie’s “green screen effect” function to achieve the “perspective effect” by replacing the content on the green screen with other backgrounds, you need to make sure that there are no green elements on the desktop of the camera or the screen of the camera before shooting , Such as green application icons, green environmental backgrounds, etc. must be discarded to avoid wearing gangs.

transparent iPhone

The second step is to replace the lock screen wallpaper and main screen wallpaper of the mirrored device with the following green picture.

The green background will become transparent in the subsequent processing:

Green screen

The third step is to choose a camera position. Because you need to shoot two pieces of material with exactly the same angle, the shooting equipment needs to be fixed throughout. This can be done by tripod or other methods. If you don’t have a tripod by your side, you can use a book or a water cup and other items to replace.

transparent iPhone

After selecting the camera position, you need to shoot a piece of empty lens material, the length of which is added or subtracted according to your needs, and it is better to be slightly longer than the actual video you want to shoot in the end.

After that, take a video of the same camera with the in-mirror device. Here you can record a complete unlocking and entering the main screen process to increase the authenticity of the video. Of course, you can also arrange the shots yourself, such as close-ups from a frontal angle, or the process of getting started and so on.

In this way, two pieces of video material are obtained. We call the empty lens lens A lens, and the lens with the in-lens device is called lens B.

Setting up transparent iPhone

After that, iMovie needs to be used for post-processing, the specific steps are as follows:

  1. Open iMovie and create a project, add the A lens to the timeline;
  2. Scroll the timeline so that the playhead (white vertical line) appears above the background clip;
  3. Tap the “Add Media” button, tap a category from the list, and then tap lens B to select it;
  4. Tap the “More” button, and then tap “Green/Blue Screen”. The green screen clip will be added above the background clip in the timeline;
  5. In the viewer, tap “Auto” to automatically remove green or blue from the clip. Or, tap the color in the clip in the viewer to remove the color;
  6. Trim and move the background video clip to make it consistent with the length of the green screen clip;
  7. Finally, export the video.
George Philiphttps://www.betechwise.com
George is a technology content writer with few years of experience. Specialized in mobile devices, personal computers and consumer technology, as well as software and applications. He explains all technological concepts so that users with less knowledge can understand it. If not writing, you may find him engrossed playing action games on his smartphone. Just so you know, he loves Xiaomi products alot. You may contact him via his email - [email protected]


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