The most noticeable difference between professional and amateur videos often isn’t the quality of the video, but the quality of the audio. This video series, by Sennheiser, takes a look at recording audio for video. It covers microphones for video recording, wireless mics, handheld mics and more.
Apple today released a major update to iMovie and also introduced iPhoto for iPad: iMovie now allows you to turn the HD video on your iPad and iPhone into trailers, even as you’re recording. The new Theater view lets you preview and choose from nine templates in a range of genres including Fairy Tale, Superhero […]
Paolo Tosolini shares his approach to getting better video from an iPhone or Android smartphone. His DIY mobile video setup adds a tripod mount, hande bracket, external microphone and an LED light panel. via CDM
Dave Winer posted some interesting thoughts at Scripting.com today on the current state of television: I read this piece on TechCrunch last week, in which a Samsung product manager says this about Apple and their TV. “TVs are ultimately about picture quality.” Okay. That marks Samsung as one of the pigs in an Angry Birds […]
Apple today announced an update to Final Cut Pro X that addresses some of the criticisms that many FC users had with the latest version. Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 features: Multicam editing that automatically syncs up to 64 angles of video and photos; Advanced chroma keying for handling complex adjustments right in the app; […]
Fostex has released an interesting bit of gear – the AR-4i audio interface dock for the iPhone 4. The Fostex AR-4i is a docking interface that connects to the iPhone dock connector, adding stereo microphone inputs with AD converters, to improve on the audio quality of iPhone 4 for video recording, live streaming and recording podcasts. Here’s […]
Here’s a quick comparison of the video quality of the iPhone 4s vs a Canon 5D MKII:
Exposure, shutter speed, frame rate and picture style were matched as close as possible between the two cameras.
This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice!
This is a demo of the Makayama Movie Mount For iPad 2 – a unique (and slighly bizarre) hardware accessory designed to improve movies made on the iPad 2. The Movie Mount lets you use tele- and wide angle conversion lenses, use a tripod, attach microphones and lights. Features: Attached a tripod for stable shots, pan & […]
Steve Jobs’s run at Apple has been exceptional. As CEO, he took an also-ran tech company and turned it into the most valuable company in the world, introducing a lot of cool technology, along the way.
But, while the world of technology struggles to figure out what Jobs’ announcement means for the future of Apple, it’s clear that Jobs’ achievements at Apple are more than the Mac, the iMac, the iPhone or the iPad.
Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a new version of their popular video editing software. According to the company, Final Cut Pro X ‘completely reinvents video editing’, with: a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; […]