The entire movie was produced on the iPhone 4 using the Camera app and iMovie. iMovie exports video in medium (360p), large (540p), or HD (720p) format but movies uploaded to YouTube, MMS or MobileMe Gallery will be downsized to a maximum resolution of 568×320. To overcome this limitation I used another app, PixelPipe, to upload the full 720p HD video to YouTube.
Last weekend, I attended a photo meetup in the Newport area of Jersey City hosted by John Bodensiek. The weather was cold but dry. We met outside at the Starbucks next to the Newport PATH station. I had everything all set – two SD cards, two tripods, a zoom and prime lens, lens cleaner and …. I forgot the battery for the Nikon D40 in the charger at home. Argh! I used the only other camera I had with me – a Sony HDR-CX7. The Sony is an HD video camera with a 6MP image sensor and VERY limited manual settings. Despite the cold, with John’s excellent direction I was still able to get some decent shots. At least until the lights went down.
If you look at Microsoft’s customers, they’re only satisfied when they don’t look at alternatives. And most of its core customers are Windows Enthusiasts and Microsoft shop IT departments that are careful not to examine alternatives out of fear their faith might be shaken if exposed to some reality.