A flood illuminator makes sure there's enough infrared light to "see" your face, even in the dark, and the dot projector beams a contrasting matrix of over 30,000 points for the camera to map against. (iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made)
Curious as to what all the TrueDepth tech in the iPhone X's front-facing camera actually looks like? Thanks to enterprising folks on Twitter, we have a pretty good glimpse. In shooting a video of his twins and Face ID tomfoolery, Oliver Thomas used his camera's night vision scope to "see" the actual process of a face scan.
The scan produces a beautiful, starry-night pattern of sorts; if you have the right tools, you can even use it as part of a photo or video shoot.
All you have to do is set up your iPhone X on a tripod at the correct angle, then grab a night vision scope or an infrared camera (some video cameras even come with a 'night vision' option; if you have an old camcorder laying around, you might be in luck!).
You can preview the dot map when your iPhone X is in Portrait selfie mode; angle and position the phone accordingly with your subject, then snap your photo through your vision scope or infrared camera — you'll be using your iPhone X's dot map in a whole other light.
What do you think?
Are you excited to actually see the iPhone X's dot map and experiment with it and photography? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!
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