If you are not familiar with the Prima app, then you should know that it has popularized filters which use deep-learning mechanics. The app comes from a Russian development team which will receive a new update. It will allow users to implement Prisma filters to Facebook Live streams.
Prisma will offer eight new filters for Facebook’s live video feature. Users can apply one at a time. However, not all devices will support the new function. The developers have stated that applying filters to live video requires a lot of processing power. For this reason, only newer and more capable devices will be able to support it. These include at least every premium phone launched in the last two years such as the iPhone 6 and 7, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7, and many other with similar specs.
Prisma is currently available on both iOS and Android. The app gained its popularity thanks to the ability that allowed users to take selfies in styles similar to that of famous paintings. The feature saw a lot of use on Instagram. However, the filter has started to become an accessible commodity.
The app itself is based on DeepArt, an open source program which uses a technique known as style transfer. This makes it easy enough to replicate. Other companies like Google have already revealed their prototype version of an app using the style transfer technique and of course Facebook will also launch their own Prisma filters.
The new feature meant for Facebook Live does not have a precise release date as of yet. However, it will be available in the US soon. The developers of Prisma are not worried about the future competition they will face from apps developed by tech giants. They also mentioned that this proves how great the filters are and they will work harder to improve their own work.
Future Prisma updates coming in the near future include support for GIFs, the option to select whatever aspect ratio you want, as well as offline video processing capabilities on Android. The developers also promised improved social functionality but it is unclear what they meant by this.
Previously, there was a certain amount of speculation that Prisma will be acquired by Facebook after their CEO , Alexey Moiseenkov, visited the social network’s headquarters.