Posts Tagged ‘Video’|
Monday, November 28th, 2011
Ever since I got my new bicycle, I wanted to find a way to record videos of my rides. I’m planning to make a video with a bunch of stuff I’ve done here in Miami and I thought that my bike rides could be a great source of footage.
The first thought of course was to buy a GoPro HD camera, but I didn’t want to spend that much money, and I wasn’t really planning to do anything extreme that involved water or mud. Since I already own a small device capable of taking awesome videos–my iPhone 4S—I tried to figure out a way to use that on my bike.
Most bike supports for the iPhone are made so that you could use the phone as a bike computer, so they weren’t ideal for my purpose. After some research, I came up with the following setup:
Here’s a picture of the final result:
While I already had a Glif, I was afraid that a bump could throw the iPhone off the track with a tragic outcome. That’s why I opted for the Canopy Jumba, which I was able to find on Amazon for $20 (apparently that store doesn’t carry the case anymore). Another alternative could be the XShot case, but I’ve never tried it so I’m not sure on how secure the tripod adaptor is.
Here’s a video made mostly with this setup:
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
After appearing on This Week in iPad, I had the chance to be on the Shark Tank section of This Week in Startups (around minute 41).
As you heard I will attend to the Launch conference as well, so if you are there, please stop by and say hi.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
Last Friday I’ve been interviewed about SyncPad on This Week in iPad.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
I know, probably you are wondering why anybody would listen to videos instead of just watching them. Videos are made to be watched, possibly without interruptions. Well, if you are like me, I love to watch and listen to my podcasts at the gym, so while the video is perfect for cardio, just listening to them is enough while walking around the gym. And that’s where my problems starts. While watching videos on the iPhone, you can’t either lock your screen or multitask; but there is actually a tricky way to do it. Simply start your video than stop it using your headphones remote (click once). Then leave the iPod application and click again once on the remote and your video podcast will start behaving just like a regular audio one, giving you the ability to multitask and lock your screen.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
You can find Dean’s stencil at MobileSketchBook.com.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
These are few blog posts and videos I think could be helpful and inspiration for people who is thinking to step into the entrepreneurial world.
- From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.
- The 5 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Entrepreneurial Self
- You Aren’t Crazy, You’re Just an Entrepreneur
- How to Escape Mundanity
- Web 2.0 Expo NY: Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library), Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landsca
- David Heinemeier Hansson – FOWA Dublin 2009 (video)
If you have any suggestion of blog posts or videos you think I should read/watch, please share them!
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
As somebody already said, the name of the new iPhone should have been iPhone Video. Yes, because there’s no doubt whatsoever that one of the most important features of these new model is the video capability. The iPhone is already the most used camera on Flickr, and it won’t surprise me if in few months it will be also the most used video camera on YouTube.
And since this new iPhone has been released, we saw some really really absurd accessories. Most of them aren’t for sale yet, and honestly I’m not even sure they will ever be, but I still find them amusing.
OWLE (Optical Widgets for Life Enhancement)
Maybe it’s because of its shape, but it makes me think of Batman. I’m sure he would totally rock this accessory on his Bat-iPhone. Beside providing more stability thanks to the double grip, it also rocks a 37mm camcorder lens and a front facing microphone, which plugs into the phone’s headphone/mic jack.
Even if they are promising a limited production by August, for bloggers and press, It isn’t for sale yet, but it should be available to the masses by Christmas, and you will be able to bring it home for about $30-50.
If you are interested in being eligible to one of those limited production models, you can register on their site.
Zacuto ZGrip iPhone Pro
This is a completely adjustable and quick releasable handgrip system for shooting more stable videos from Zacuto, an indie camera accessories maker.
While I can (almost) see a real use for this accessory, Zacuto’s ZGrip doesn’t offer any solution yet for mounting external microphones or different lens.
This is of course the PRO version, but Zacuto is planning to release a regular version, which way less adjustability, but with a more popular price.
Yes, because to purchase this baby, you need to shell out a whopping $295, plus $40 for the additional 10 inches rod and $50 for the tripod mount.
If you want to buy ZGrip Pro you can already order on Zacuto’s online store.
This accessory is a case for your iPhone 3G/3GS, on which is possible to mount different lens to enhance the built-in camera.
The case is made in aluminum alloy and you can “assemble” it around the iPhone by four screws that stick out from the corners of the case. I’m not really sure that’s my style. While I would never buy a case looking like that (also, won’t all that aluminum create reception problems??), I would definitely use some of those lenses. Some of the available lens are close-up, fisheye, and wide-angle glass, and I can only imagine how sweet would be shooting a video of an event with a wide-angle.
Facton Quattro is available for sale on their site for about $200, while the lens come with a tag price between $15 and $55 each.
Magnetic lens for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
Here’s the cheapest solution for who wants to try to enhance their videos with different lens. Reading from the reviews on Amazon, I wouldn’t expect nothing great from them. I can’t lie, I’m seriously considering to try them, because I know that for a YouTube video they may be good enough, and considering the affluence, you need a wide-angle to shoot videos at Refresh Miami. And the all deal would cost me just around $30. Also they are small enough to pass under the radar.
Professional Video Shoulder Mount for iPhone 3GS
This is of course only an experiment made by Alex Lindsay. The setup is composed by a professional Red Rocks Micro shoulder mount, a PED3 Auto iPhone dashboard mount and an LED light panel.