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iPhone Video

Posted by delta on July 4th, 2009

OK – not that you couldn’t tell before, not that I haven’t said it thousands of times, but I am a total geek!  I’m loving the new iPhone!  Shooting Video on this thing is not only easy, it’s pretty phenomenal…

I’ve totally geeked out with a bunch of apps too.  The fam is getting into camping and stuff, so I went and downloaded a bunch of apps to help the kids study, and remember, what I’m teaching them.  The thing that kicked me off was the new OS – the “Compass” app is incredible!  I did find that when I put it within close proximity to my “real” compass, they both go wacko – but that happens when any two compasses are close together…

A/V apps (Jeff! This list is for you!):  Audio Calc (basic calculations for audiophiles), Caliper (great for getting the size of that nut before grabbing the wrong tool), Clinometer (very handy for speaker, screen, and truss hangs), DipSwitch (no LD should be without it), Flashlight (for when I’m backstage and need a quick light), iConvert (no one can go without this app), iSwatch (no LD should be without this app), SignalScope (I can EQ a room with this app), SignalSuite (sending myself white/pink noise or any tone for that matter), SoundMeter (no FOH engineer should be without this app), and VideoCalc (basic calculations for the vidiot)…

Camping apps:  Brushes (you can literally paint with this app), Compass (exactly what it sound like), Mantis Bible Study (for the downtime), Morse-it (the best app out there for morse code), Survival (almost the entire text from the Survival Evade Recovery manual for all U.S. Forces), and Topo Maps (I have the entire island downloaded into my iPhone)…

Other apps of mention: CanonGame (game), Calculator (came with), Chopper (game), Clock (came with), Facebook, KeyTasks (syncs with my computer at work), Maps (came with), Messages (came with), OmniTuner, Photogene, Photos (came with), Roget’s Thesaurus, Scale Buddy, Sudoku (game), Tetris (game), Top Gun (game), UkeChords, USA Manual, Weather (came with), WordPress (I’m writing this using this app) and about 50 other apps (books, news, etc) to keep me busy – always something to do as long as this thing is on my hip…

Not to mention the fact that the camera is now awesome!  Shooting video is awesome!  I can send both pics and vid to myself via email, to YouTube, or straight to this site (like the one I did of my dog the other day)…

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