“Apple of My Eye” is a short film by Michael Koerbel that was created using only an iPhone 4 over the course of 48 hours. Editing was done entirely using the new iMovie app that’s bundled with the iPhone 4. It’s an extremely short film, running at about 1 minute without any real plot, but it’s an interesting glimpse at what the new phone is capable of. The video above also includes a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created.
What do you think of the iPhone 4′s photo and video quality?
Update: iMovie is a separate $4.99 app you can buy from the App Store rather than a bundled app. Oops. Thanks seanodotcom!
The leaks suggested that the iPhone 4 would have a new front-facing camera as well as an LED flash in the back, and both these things were confirmed at the keynote today. In addition, the phone will feature a 5 megapixel camera, and high-definition recording at 720p and 30 fps. Read more…
It looks like Nokia’s executive knew what he was talking about when he claimed that HD video will be hitting cell phones very soon. Preset values found in the iPhone 4 Beta SDK (software development kit) seems to show that the next iPhone will be capable of 720p resolution for video capture.
More specifically, one of the presets found in the SDK is called, “AVCaptureSessionPreset1280x720″.
It makes sense that the next iPhone would have HD video, since it’s no secret that the soon to be released Nokia N8 will have it. In fact, Nokia has already released a sneak peek clip showing the video quality.
Regarding the next iPhone’s sensor, the rumor is that it will be a 5 megapixel sensor produced by LG.
This video wasn’t filmed with a DSLR, but it’s so beautiful we just had to share it with you. Patrick Lawler filmed some of his favorite locations in San Francisco using a RED ONE camera at 4K 16:9 resolution, creating a breathtaking glimpse of this wonderful city. In case you’re wondering, the music is from the solo album of Jonsi, the lead singer of Sigur Rós.
Last week we reported that one of Nokia’s top execs made the prediction that cameraphones would soon make DSLRs obsolete, and that HD-video recording would be coming to mobile phones in the next 12 months. This video shows off the HD-video capabilities of the upcoming Nokia N8, captured at 720p. While we still don’t think cameraphones will win over DSLR users, this is pretty amazing footage, considering it was captured on a cell phone.
Video monitor maker SmallHD has just announced the DP-SLR, which they boast is the smallest HD field monitor on the market. The DP-SLR is 5.6″ diagonally (or 4 x 6 x 1), and has a resolution of 1280 x 800 at 270 ppi. As the name implies, it’s designed for use with DSLRs with video capabilities.
The monitor mounts on the camera’s hotshoe and connects to the body with an HDMI cable. The standard monitor also has a component connection. The higher end model includes a 3G SD/HDI, which puts the monitor on par with professional monitors for broadcasting.
But tech jargon aside, this pint-sized monitor is a pretty huge step for folks who shoot video with DSLRs. The DP-SLR is compact, so it won’t compromise the mobility of a DSLR, but allows more viewing space than the camera body’s monitor.
The functionality might even encourage some videographers to jump ship in favor of a more compact video DSLR.
At $899 for the standard model and $1199 for the model with 3G SD/HDI, the unit is a bit on the pricey side compared to most small field monitors, but it still remains affordable.
SmallHD’s website is taking pre-orders for the monitor, and says that the product will be available this July.