Mar
13
2011

Charlie Stross fills me with dread.

From his review of the iPad 2:

The front and rear video cameras on the iPad 2 (which appear to match those on the iPhone 4) are supported by FaceTime, Photo Booth, and the on-iPad port of iMovie. (Yes, it’s a lightweight 720p video shooting and editing platform — all in one.) There’s an HDMI-out dongle, so you can mirror the iPad’s screen on an HD television — potentially very useful for presentations and guerilla media production. You probably wouldn’t want to film and edit a serious video using the iPad’s built-in camera, but the SD-card reader should let you work with an HD camcorder. If iMovie on iPad is as good as iMovie on OSX, this is going to revolutionize video blogging.

Dammit, I’ve managed to go quite a long amount of time without really needing to join the Cult of Jobs.  But if I can shave off as much time between filming and publishing as this article implies… dag.  Guerrilla media production, indeed; this could be very handy for Miami next year…

4 Comments

  • Rob Crawford says:

    The problem is storage. You quickly find all the space with other things. Like all the e23 PDF versions of GURPS books.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I can see that, but this would be a working item. I mean, I try not to use the netbook for anything except a portable computer for political events and political conventions. And phone interviews, obviously.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    Dammit, I’ve managed to go quite a long amount of time without really needing to join the Cult of Jobs.

    But you will. Embrace it.

    One of us! Gabba, gabba! One of us!

  • Christine says:

    Blackberry is coming out with a tablet next month…has the HDMI port and cameras, etc.

    Not sure if it’s better, but it isn’t Apple. I too have so far avoided the cult.

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