Tagged: IPhone

The demographics of camera users

The author, at the link below, notes that those under 30 predominately use their smart phone to take photos. Older travelers use compact point and shoot cameras, and middle aged and older often shoot with higher end DSLRs. One thing I noticed on my trip to the UK , specifically London, was the abundance of cameras. Source: Cameras, Cameras, Everywhere | Garden Walk Garden Talk A recent Nikon item said that 55% of...

USFS charges high fees for pressing red video button on your camera

Here is a link to the actual US Forest Service “Interim Directive” (ID). The USFS is proposing that this ID be made permanent. Please read the actual text for yourself: http://www.fs.fed.us/specialuses/documents/InterimFilmingQAimprovedjune10.pdf In summary, it says that: you do not need a permit for any still photography including commercial still photography as long as you do not use actors, models and props, or locations normally unavailable to the public. If you use...

Hyper3DPhone – Android App – links two phones together for stereoscopic 3D photos

Hyper3DPhone – Android Apps on Google Play. Designed for taking hyperstereoscopic 3D images using two Android phones. Run the app on both phones (its free). Identify one phone as the left and the other as the right phone and then move the phones apart. The app communicates over Bluetooth to synchronize taking photos on both phones at the same time, giving you the left image on the left phone and the...

Video comparison: iPhone4 vs. iPhone4S vs. iPad2 vs. New iPad

So which Apple device shoots the best video? Well, best is a matter of opinion. But to help form that opinion, I shot some identical video using an iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad2 and the new iPad. via Video Shootout – iPhone4 vs. iPhone4S vs. iPad2 vs. New iPad | Web Video Secrets Podcast – WebVideoUniversity.com.

Low end camera and camcorder sales dive, expensive cameras rise

Study: Smartphones Putting Serious Hurt on Point-and-Shoot Camera Sales | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. Smart phones are replacing the very low end still and video cameras. 2011 versus 2010: Point and shoot camera unit sales down by -17% “Pocket” camcorder unit sales down by -13% Traditional camcorder unit sales down by -8% High end point and shoot cameras (10x zoom are larger) up by 16% High end detachable lens cameras...

Mobile video statistics

Device type matters. And it looks like tablets are shaping viewer behavior in new ways. Tablet users averaged nearly 30 percent more viewing time per play than those who watched on desktops, for instance, and they completed videos at double the desktop rate. via VideoMind Video Index: Analytics Meets Big Data | VideoMind.

DSLRs and rolling shutter

“Rolling shutter” is a video image distortion that commonly appears when using modern CMOS-based DSLRs – and also CMOS-based consumer camcorders. It manifests as a wobbly or skewed image. In the simple case, a fast pan left or right causes vertical lines to become slanted and bent. In a more typical case, portions of the image can appear wobbly if the camera – or the subject – are moving left or...