I think I’m a bad iPhone owner. I haven’t upgraded, I don’t have a data plan (meaning, it’s a jailbroken, first gen), but truth is – it’s working just the way I need it to. I decided to try out a video recording app since my Flip Camera seems to think it’s full even though there are no files on it (but that’s a whole other blog post).
I took this quick video at the beach yesterday as I evaluated the “iPhone Video Recorder” app.
iPhone Video Recording. Warning: John is topless.
Watching Phaedra spin
Getting the video off my iPhone wasn’t seamless, but it was easy. I usually open up Image Capture to scoop photos and video onto my computer since that way you can pick the photos you want to import, as opposed to iPhoto which just imports all. However, I couldn’t find these video files (saved at mp4’s). I then went go to the app and choose “share”, then I could choose to send the video to myself by email (or upload to YouTube).
Of course this was before I discovered that the folks who made the app, DreamCatcher, released a “to Mac” file transfer utility. The video app was launched in the spring and since then have done several updates, including the ability to make your own signature (registered users only). They have also made a sound recorder.
The app is good, the quality is as-expected, and as John said while watching the video record and encode; “Sometimes you really underestimate the computing power of the iPhone.”