Friday, January 7, 2011

iPhone 4 - HD Video Recording

Because your iPhone goes with you everywhere, you’re always ready to capture every moment. And with iPhone 4, you can do it in stunning high definition. Its advanced backside illumination sensor delivers great-looking video in both bright and low-light settings. And in dark environments, you can brighten the scene with the built-in LED light.

Actual unedited footage shot on iPhone 4.

Edit video right on iPhone.

No need to wait until you’re back at your computer to edit video. You can perform basic editing right in the Camera app. Just drag to select start and end points on a filmstrip.

Turn your video clips into a finished movie. With iMovie on iPhone 4.

You’re on vacation, and you want to create a video postcard of everything you did that day and share it with your family. Just use the iMovie app — available on the App Store for just $4.99. Built for Multi-Touch, iMovie lets you combine and edit video clips, polish your movies with dynamic themes, add music and photos, and share your finished movies with the world.

Tap to focus video.

Say you’re recording a scene with subjects in both the foreground and the background. How do you make sure the camera focuses where you want? Just tap that part of the image on the iPhone 4 display. The camera immediately focuses on it and adjusts exposure to match the lighting. When you want to focus on another part of the scene, just tap again.

Make a video self-portrait.

In addition to the high-definition camera on the back, iPhone 4 has a VGA-quality camera on the front, above the display, that lets you see yourself while you record. So it’s perfect for taking a video self-portrait — no more guessing if you’re in the frame or accidentally cropping yourself out altogether.

Share video anywhere.

Say you’re in the middle of a text message conversation when you see something video-worthy. Tap the camera icon in Messages to record on the fly and send it to your buddy via MMS. Or select some video from the Camera Roll and attach it to a new email message, ready to send. Publishing to your MobileMe gallery or to YouTube — even in HD — is also just a tap away. And you can easily sync all the video you shoot on iPhone 4 back to your Mac or PC.



Console in your pocket: 1080p gaming on LG’s Optimus 2x

Nvidia's Tegra 2 imbues LG's Optimus 2x with amazing graphics potential, including the ability to play PlayStation-2 caliber games on your TV at home, with the phone as a controller.

The promise of 1080p video output from a smartphone immediately makes us think of cramming an entire movie library full of Blu-ray rips into the phone for playback anywhere, but as it turns out, it has some interesting potential for gaming, too. Playing motion-controlled Android games on the LG Optimus 2x while outputting to the screen essentially turns the phone into a pocket console with graphics quality somewhere around a PlayStation 2. Sure, you’ll still have an HDMI cable tethering you to the TV, but it’s retro, right?

Source: digitaltrends, youtube

Hands-on with the HTC Thunderbolt

At CES, Verizon debuted what is arguably the crown jewel of its new 4G smartphone collection, the HTC Thunderbolt. An exclusive to Verizon, the HTC Thunderbolt features HTC Sense 2.0, wireless DLNA capability, Dolby surround sound, an 8-megapixel camera with HD recording, built-in Skype mobile with video chat, and a customized 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

No word on when the Thunderbolt will officially be released, other than sometime before summer of this year.  Check out the video below, and keep an eye out for the pre-order announcements, as these phones might sell out quickly.

The Thunderbolt is expected to feature a 4.3-inch touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and a front-facing camera. Other rumored details include a kickstand (think EVO 4G), microSD card, and a 1GHz processor similar to the Desire HD and T-Mobile MyTouch 4G.

Source: DigitalTrends,