By now you’ve probably had a chance to see some of the examples of the iPhone 4’s HD video capabilities.  The HD video quality is very impressive (especially under controlled conditions), but what about the audio?

Using the built-in microphone isn’t an option for high-quality sound capture.

Did you know that you can use an inexpensive adaptor to feed microphone audio directly into the phone via the headphone jack?

Jeff Geerling has a great article up on his website that details exactly how to go about making everything work by creating a portable kit that can be used for capturing high-quality video with decent sound.

There’s another excellent on his site that focuses specifically on audio recording.

Having shot a number of videos on the iPhone 4 during my recent trip to Shanghai, the other major factor is that you will require a tripod or stabilizer.  The phone itself is just too small to hold perfectly steady when you’re trying to shoot something.

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More iPhone 4 HD Video

On July 2, 2010, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Another iPhone 4 HD video – this time the topic is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which was produced by Hoptocopter Films.

It’s a different style of production from the Apple of My Eye piece that I posted about a couple of days ago, and a very impressive project to be produced using the camera on a smartphone.

A new site, iPhone4Filming has also appeared, to discuss tips and techniques for producing high quality video with the iPhone 4.

I hope we might see a few student productions with the iPhone 4 at BCIT this year!

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Shot and Edited on an iPhone 4

On June 30, 2010, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

The iPhone 4 isn’t released in Canada yet, however USC Cinematic Arts student Michael Koerbel has produced one of the first new shorts shot entirely using the new 720P HD camera on the iPhone 4.

Post-production editing was also done on the iPhone 4 with the iMovie app – with the entire project being completed in 48 hours.

Click the link below the video to see the full HD version!

“Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film – UPDATE: Behind the scenes footage included from Michael Koerbel on Vimeo.

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