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Move Over iPhone Now Barbie Shoots Video

From: Mashable

So they’ve placed a video camera in Barbie’s necklace pendent and an LCD screen in her back. Now she’s “Video Girl!”

If you you felt goofy walking around with a Flip Camera… try a pink laden barbie doll.

Ok, I laughed out loud when I saw this, but all of a sudden it made sense for two applications – and ONLY TWO.

1) Convince your young daughter that video production is a cool career. )There’s even a simple edit software to teach proper sequencing)

2) Undercover camera – send a child in with her Barbie to get great undercover video.

“Barbie Video Girl — who doubles as a video camera with LCD screen and comes with video editing software — is actually a product of a collaboration with YouTube star iJustine, hence the resemblance.”

Enjoy… just beware of where you plug in the USB cable.

First iPhone Film Shot and Edited on a Phone

I was just playing with the iMovie app on my iPhone today to see what it can do. I felt clumsy with my big fingers pushing around trim edits, but I was impressed with what a phone can do.

Then I saw this clip from Michael Koerbel and crew. Shot and edited solely on an iPhone4 in 48 hours. Very nicely done.

“Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film from Michael Koerbel on Vimeo.

There doesn’t seem to be multi-track audio editing – so you can’t really do a package on it. The audio you hear (other then a music bed) has to come from the video clip your viewing at the time.

Maybe I’m being nit-picky about the editing prowess of a phone – it is utterly amazing it can do any of this – but I don’t think it’s ready for local news just yet.

Then again… this is only the first release of the software… hmmm.

Steadicam Creates “Smoothee” for iPhone

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 7, 2010 – The Tiffen Company, award winning manufacturer of still image and video accessories, announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the release of the Steadicam Smoothee, a new “easy to use right out of the box” image stabilizer for use with the Apple iPhone 3Gs.

The Smoothee, developed by Steadicam, the leader in camera stabilization, now allows iPhone 3Gs owners to capture incredible video without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go.

“We’re extremely proud to be introducing this incredible new Steadicam at CES, that let’s anyone take great videos with their iPhone 3Gs the very first time. Whether they’re novices or aspiring videographers, the Steadicam Smoothee allows iPhone 3Gs owners have a richer experience and more fun with their iPhone,” said Steve Tiffen, president and CEO of the company.

The lightweight, agile, and easy to use Steadicam Smoothee features an innovative, patented design built around a durable mono-frame metal structure that requires no complicated instruction to use. With its “go anywhere” compact dimensions, The Steadicam Smoothee is approximately 8”W x 14.5” H x 2.5” D (20.3 x 36.8 x 6.4cm) in operating configuration. While designed for the Apple i-Phone 3Gs, the patented quick release removable i-Phone mount also serves as a tabletop stand or can be mounted to any tripod with a standard ¼ x20” camera mount and the comfortable ergonomic hand-grip folds up securely when not in use. Also included with the Steadicam Smoothee is a quick guide DVD on how to get the best possible shots, along with a carrying strap.

The Steadicam Smoothee will be available in spring 2010.

About The Tiffen Company

Tiffen has been a leading US manufacturer of glass filters and other name-brand products for digital, still, video, motion pictures and television for over 70 years. Tiffen products are used in almost every major movie and TV production around the world. Tiffen filters have earned two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their ColorCore™ Filter Lamination Process (1985, 2000) and Ultra Contrast Filter (1993) respectively, as well as a Prime Time Emmy® Award for filter engineering excellence. The Tiffen Company in addition to their optical glass filters and digital imaging software feature the following lines: Davis & Sanford, Domke, Lowel-Light, Saunders, Steadicam, Stroboframe, and Zing.
The Tiffen factory and corporate offices are located in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York.  The Steadicam factory and sales offices are located in Glendale, California. For more information visit www.tiffen.com.

Mobile Sunsets with iPhone Golden Hour App

iconAmanda Emily has done it again. The brilliant and creative mind behind the b-roll.net Golden Hour Calculator has decided to think small. iPhone small, that is. iPhone AppNow with a quick and easy web based app on your iPhone, you can get instant times for today and tomorrow’s Blue and Golden Hours. You don’t even have to know where you are – your phone figures that out for you.

On your iPhone, go to: http://goldenhour.info,  bookmark it, and simply click on “Get Information.” You can’t really get any easier than that. In seconds, the phone figures out its GPS location and tells you the important times and dates. Very cool…

Thanks Amanda, for sharing this app with us!

Listen to Scanners on your iPhone or Windows Mobile

wunderYour job has already forced you to carry a phone on your hip at all times, so why not make it more useful.

In the b-roll.net FORUM, Shootblue has posted a recommendation for the WunderRadio app available for both the Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile platforms (Blackberry coming soon).

I downloaded the WunderRadio app…which is pricey, but worth the investment. One of the benefits I found was the connection with Scan America…Several of our local counties police/fire/ems are covered and are listenable on the feed over the phone…I used it today and it worked great.

Check out the list of scanner frequencies in your state.

It’s listed at $14.95 USD for Windows Mobile, and $6.99 USD for the iPhone app.

Wunder Radio

SeattleShooter recommends Emergency Radio by EdgeRift with over 1,000 frequencies it’s not a bad iPhone app at only $.99.

Zacuto Makes iPhone “Grip”

image001Ok.. the first example was kind of a joke. But this time it’s real.

The folks at Zacuto have released a ZGrip for the iPhone 3Gs. Initially this is priced at $295, but this is the Pro model. A consumer grade version is in the works. Considering the iPhone 3Gs goes for $299 – the ZGrip iPhone PRO is quite an investment.

I can’t wait to see the next feature film shot with an iPhone

I take that back. I’m happy to wait!