How good is the IPHONE 3Gs new video camera?
Good enough to make the evening news, literally.
WFOR's fearless news director, ADRIENNE ROARK, had a more innovative idea -- shoot an entire story with the new iPhone, about the lines for the new iPhone.
Little did we know that later that day, we'd be making television history.
Once I got my iPhone, I immediately started shooting -- easy.
The phone has a "touch focus" feature that lets you focus any part of the video just by hitting it with your finger. I used this feature often when shooting close-up interviews with some of the customers standing in line.
Oddly enough, not one of these APPLE fans found it strange that a television station was shooting its video with an iPhone.
The quality of the video and sound was impressive on the phone, but I figured it would be less appealing when put on TV.
Again, I was wrong.
I plugged the phone into my computer and IPHOTO popped up with all of my videos.
I "dragged and dropped" the videos into FINAL CUT PRO and I was ready to edit.
No advanced techniques needed to extract the video.
Producer Shoots Entire Story On iPhone Video Camera
To view the WFOR-4 news package shot using the iPhone, click here.