I’ve had my new iPhone a while now and realised I haven’t used the much talk about (prior to release) video function, so I did a little test at the Orbital gig at Manchester Academy last Saturday (19/09/2009). (I never generally think to take videos on my iPhone, but I forgotten to clear the memory card before going out and ran out of space on my card.)
I took two videos on my iPhone and two on my camera ( Canon Ixus 700, http://www.cameras.co.uk/details/canon-ixus-700.cfm) the results are as below:
Orbital - Impact (The Earth is Burning) - Canon Ixus 700
Orbital - Belfast - Canon Ixus 700
Orbital – Satan – iPhone 3GS (held vertically)
Orbital – Doctor? – iPhone 3GS (held horizontally) - This has a bit of a slow start.
I was largely impressed with the iPhones video capabilities, and I like how it automatically knows which way round the phone is being held. Although the sound sensitivity levels are pretty high on the phone which causes the sound to drop out completely which is no good!
Ps. What an amazing gig!