How Does the Best Buy Movie Mode Work In Despicable me? Updated.
Most of you must have watched the hilarious animation “Despicable Me” and been amused by the millions of minions in the movie. Best Buy released an application which automatically starts deciphering what the minions are jabbering about during the end credits. Caution however, the application works only for the 3D version of the movie.
During the opening credits, you are requested to download the Best Buy Movie Mode application and choose the movie theater nearest to you. Once downloaded, you select “Enter Movie Mode” just before the movie starts. The phone then dims out, goes into silent mode through the length of the movie and then wakes up during the end credits.
I was totally puzzled and amazed as to how the phone perfectly synced the the conversation on movie screen to titles on the phone screen. Searching the web did not bring up any thing, but there was some text in an Examiner.com’s article about how this works.
Apparently the phone listens to the movie soundtrack and minion speak to sync the conversation between the movie screen and the phone’s screen. Minion speak may be gibberish to us humans, but makes perfect sense to phones. The software listens to cues in the audio and uses it as a guide to display conversations.So in case you cover up your microphone by mistake, you might not be able to experience it.
End Credits Scene