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iPhone 11 Models Good for Video Editing Projects

Posted by rbeagle | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 14-07-2020

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While the world waits to see how the Coronavirus situation pans out, you may be remotely working from home, back to limited staff at the office, or just on hiatus temporarily. You might be thinking about what you can do with the extra time on your hands. Maybe there is a special project you’d like to work on for work.

The iPhone 11 has some pretty interesting features that you might consider for completing some special projects. Take for example the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max’s 4 x 4K cameras.

iPhone 11 Pro Max – haptic-touch 6.5″ (diagonal) OLED Super Retina XDR display (2688×1242, 458 PPI, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio) with almost the entire front of the iPhone available for viewing. It has four cameras. On the front is a TrueDepth camera that in addition to supporting Advanced Face ID identification functionality, takes 12-megapixel photos, shoots 4K video, and has software support for portrait mode and lighting. The back of the iPhone 11 Pro Max has three 12 megapixel, 4K video-capable cameras; an Ultra Wide (f/2.4 aperture, 120-degree field of view), Wide (f/1.8 aperture), and Telephoto (f/2.0 aperture) cameras. In addition to improvements in HDR and portrait mode offered by earlier iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro also adds a Night Mode.

iPhone 11 Pro – haptic-touch 5.8″ OLED Super Retina XDR display (2436×1125, 458 PPI, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio) with almost the entire front of the iPhone available for viewing.. It has four cameras. On the front is a TrueDepth camera that in addition to supporting Advanced Face ID identification functionality, takes 12-megapixel photos, shoots 4K video, and has software support for Portrait mode and lighting. The back of the iPhone11 Pro has three 12 megapixel, 4K video-capable cameras; an Ultra Wide (f/2.4 aperture, 120-degree field of view), Wide (f/1.8 aperture), and Telephoto (f/2.0 aperture) cameras. In addition to improvements in HDR and portrait mode offered by earlier iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro also adds a Night Mode.

Although the iPhone 11 only has 2 rear-facing cameras and 1 front-facing camera, it’s still a pretty feature-rich phone.

iPhone 11 – haptic-touch 6.1″ Liquid Retina HD display (1792×828, 326 PPI, 1400:1 contrast ratio) with almost the entire front of the iPhone available for viewing. It has three cameras. On the front is a TrueDepth camera that in addition to supporting Advanced Face ID identification functionality, takes 12-megapixel photos, shoots 4K video, and has software support for Portrait mode and lighting. The back of the iPhone has two 12 megapixel, 4K video-capable Ultra Wide (f/2.4 aperture, 120-degree field of view) and Wide (f/1.8 aperture) cameras. In addition to improvements in HDR and portrait mode offered by earlier iPhones, the iPhone 11 also adds a Night Mode.

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Coupled with a tripod and a microphone, you have the makings for a do-it-yourself recording studio.

If business is slow, now is a great time for taking advantage of putting your message out there to the masses. Content creation with a video goes a long way to connecting with your audience. SMBs that may not have a big studio budget to put together a movie quality commercial can easily create quality content using the iPhone and some video editing software.

Here are our top picks for iPhone 11 and Apple’s iOS:

  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • iMovie
    • The companion app to Apple’s desktop program of the same name. Breaking down movie editing barriers for beginners, Apple packs in ready-made themes for movie creation and more.
    • iMovie in the App Store
  • Cyberlink PowerDirector
    • Another mobile companion app for the desktop program of the same name. PowerDirector is an extremely popular consumer video app for iOS and Windows. This app features a multi-track timeline in a traditional interface for full HD and 4K video editing, special effects, slo-mo, voice-overs, and more.
    • PowerDirector Video Editor in the App Store
  • Vizmato
    • Having fun making your movies with Vizmato. This slideshow and video editing application for iOS lets you add filters, themes, music, effects, text, and more to your slideshows and movies.
    • Vizmato in the App Store
  • Horizon Camera
    • A great app for changing videos shot in portrait format to landscape orientation. Horizon ensures every photo and video you capture has a landscape orientation, regardless of how you shot it originally.
    • Horizon Camera in the App Store
  • Filmora Go
    • Mix it up with photos and videos, custom templates, themes, and more that allow novices to start out with a raw video and end up with a polished movie.
    • Filmora Go in the App Store
  • Kinemaster
    • For mobile videographers seeking a full-featured video editor that is easy-to-use but offers powerful tools, KineMaster might be your best bet. With tools like multiple video layers, blending modes, voice-vers, chroma-key, speed controls, transitions, subtitles, stickers, special effects and more, mobile shooters are sure to be happy.
    • Kinemaster in the App Store

Another inexpensive accessory you may consider for shooting quality videos is a lighting kit. There are many options available from retailers to fit your needs and budget.

Consider too with the current world situation that the iPhone makes a great device for contactless self-check-in for event registration, hotel reservations, etc. Easy access to websites on the go is a breeze with the iPhone 11.

Have a work meeting or need to chat with a friend face-to-face? There are many apps out there that allow you to have a virtual meeting or you can use Facetime through Apple. Now you can be anywhere at any time and to be on the go keeping up with friends, family, and business associates.

The iPhone 11 is a versatile tool for any business traveler or creative type on the go. With some simple accessories, you can set up your very own studio for recording and creating videos. Traveling and working from home is a breeze with the iPhone 11 as well. Don’t forget too that with the right app you can process payments or scan QR codes for ticketing.


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Fourth-generation iPad, Worth the Upgrade?

Posted by rbeagle | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 09-11-2012

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If you were to line up the iPad 4 next to the iPad 3 and try to compare their differences merely aesthetically, you would hardly notice the slightest difference. In fact, the iPad 4 still comes with the same Retina display as the iPad 3. The only noticeable difference, at first glance would be the new 8-pin Lightening dock, which is about 80 percent smaller than Apple’s original 30-pin connection port.

Though they look quite similar, even identical, don’t judge the iPad 4 by its cover, judge it by its performance.

With the new A6X processor, a dual-core chip with quad-core graphics, the iPad 4 clocks 1.4GHz, a 40 percent increase over the iPad 3 with 1GHz. Apple markets the device as putting out “twice the speed” and “twice the graphics performance” of the A5X, which proves to be pretty accurate. However, the iPad 4 did get beaten by half a second in webpage loading by the iPad mini.

As with the previous model, the fourth-generation iPad has Bluetooth 4.0 and supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Additionally Apple brags that the new Wi-Fi is twice as fast as the previous version, due to the addition of channel bonding.

Apple also upgraded its LTE chip in the fourth-gen iPad, providing support for more LTE frequencies globally. The LTE model, unlike the Wi-Fi model, also supports assisted GPS and GLONASS, which provide more accurate location services.

Perhaps one of the greatest upgrades to the iPad was its camera. The third-generation iPad came with a camera with a mere 0.3 megapixels, standard definition. The iPad 4 rocks a 1.2 megapixel high-definition camera, making full use of its Retina display.

Though the fourth-generation iPad comes with multiple performance upgrades, the bottom line is there is no good reason to upgrade from the iPad 3, released just six months before the 4, due to the subtleties in their differences.

Source: ComputerWorld

Samsung Galaxy S3 Tops iPhone as World’s Best Selling Smartphone

Posted by rbeagle | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 08-11-2012

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple’s iPhone as the world’s most popular smartphone for the third quarter of 2012, according to Strategy Analytics.

Running a larger display, burst-shooting camera, S voice, and the highly customizable Android operating system are among the features that have propelled the S3 to the top sales for Q3.

The Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone is currently on top of the global smartphone market, holding 10.7 percent of the share. However, the iPhone 4S was a close second place with 9.7 percent of the market after being on top for two years. Furthermore the iPhone 5 held 3.6 percent of the global share after being released in September, the end of the quarter.

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is selling at a much faster rate than the previous S2, which sold 3 million handsets in just 37 days.

Apple shipped 6 million iPhone 5 handsets during the third quarter, and sold 5 million in the first week alone. With the third quarter ending on September 30, iPhone 5 sales didn’t have enough time to outsell the Galaxy S3.

With that being said, the Galaxy S3’s position as world’s best-selling smartphone is likely to be short-lived and is expected to be out-shipped by the iPhone 5 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012.

Still, Research Firm IDC ranks Samsung, the South Korean firm, as the world’s top smartphone seller in the last three quarters. In the latest quarter, July-September, Samsung sold 56.3 million smartphones over Apple’s 26.9 million.

Sources: MarketWatch, CNET

Apple’s Maps Fiasco

Posted by rbeagle | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 04-10-2012

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by James Kenny

On what is supposed to be a triumphant week for Apple with the release of their new flagship iPhone 5 and the updated iOS 6, there is one glaring problem that has many of Apple’s customers up in arms, the updated Maps app for iOS 6. Since the release of iOS 6 to the public on Wednesday, there has been criticism from all over the globe decrying Apple’s new mapping application, which takes the place of the standard Google Maps app that has existed on the iPhone from the very beginning.

The replacement of the standard Google Maps application by an app that was built and designed by Apple themselves is just another stage in the ever continuing war between Apple and Google for domination of the world’s mobile market. Apple, with this update to iOS, is attempting to cut as many ties to Google as possible, most notably with the new mapping application and the removal of the standard YouTube video app, which of course is owned by Google.

Much of the criticism of the new mapping application has been about missing locations, such as the Statue of Liberty, and the lack of public transit directions. While the new mapping application offers iOS users free, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation for the first time, a feature already included on android phones, it does not necessarily make up for the many omissions that exist. Part of the problem is the fact that Apple is relatively new to the “mapping game” and that compared to what is arguably the industry standard, they come up a bit short. Apple is confident however that the more people use the iOS 6 application, the better its mapping system will get, just as Google maps improved with millions of users’ input. In the meantime, however, customers of Apple’s popular mobile operating system are not pleased and are demanding Apple fix the problems that exist.

Ultimately it remains to be seen how Apple will update its new Maps application, and if it will indeed improve to the standard that Google Maps has set. It is rumored that Google may release a standalone app that, like they did with YouTube, may satisfy the needs of iOS users. While this will assuredly prolong the war between the two giant tech companies, it may satisfy the customer base that just wants to know where they are going.