In this special holiday broadcast we review various accessories and adapters for mobile devices.
In this episode we discuss mobile video, video tips, camera apps, editing apps, and how we can start using video in Extension.
Video Filming Apps
- Vine – tell a story in six seconds (iOS, Android)
- Instagram – 15 second videos (iOS, Android)
- FiLMic Pro – “pro” video filming app (iOS)
Video Editing Apps
- iMovie – easy video editing for (iOS)
- Givit – free video editing app (iOS)
- Magisto – magical video editor (iOS, Android)
- Videolicious – simple video creation with voice over recording (iOS)
- Splice – another iOS video editor (iOS)
Special Effects Video Apps
- FlipFilmer – virtual flipbook with 3D effect (iOS)
- ToonCamera – turn your video into a live cartoon (iOS)
- Toon Cam – Android cartoon video app (Android)
- 8mm – Vintage camera video look (iOS)
Other Specialty Video Apps
- Ustream – broadcast live video (iOS, Android)
- Vyclone – collaborative video app (iOS, Android)
- Animoto – easily create video/photo montages (iOS, Android)
- SloPro – slow motion video (iOS)
- Xfer Videos – transfer videos via BlueTooh or WiFi (iOS)
Mobile Video Accessories
- Glif – minimalist iPhone stand and tripod mount
- GripTight GorillaPod Stand – bendable tripod for smartphones
- iStabilizer FLEX – flexible tripod for smartphones
- iStabilizer Monopod – handheld monopod for smartphones
- iRig Mic – handheld condenser mic for iOS devices
- Shutter Remote for iOS – snap phoots and videos from up to 35ft away
- Owle Bubo – iPhone tripod mount, stabilizer and accessories mount
- Steadicam Smoothee – shoot smooth video on iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5
For those who missed it, here is the November 2012 EMDUG online meeting recording. In this latest recording we talk about: how to research, evaluate and purchase apps; Denise Ruttan from Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications shares her Android experiences; Jeff Hino discusses his new Apple iPad Mini; and we review some apps (see list below).
This latest meeting was also an interesting experiment in mobile technology use. We used an app called Reflector (previously Reflection) which works with Apple’s Airplay technology to mirror an iPhone screen (including the video feed from the onboard iPhone camera) to a Macbook laptop’s screen, which in turn shared it’s screen through Adobe Connect. If you watch the recording you can see what we’re talking about. The frame rate is kind of slow and choppy because of the technological hoops we were jumping through, but you can still see what we were doing.
Planet of the Apps
Here are the apps we reviewed:
- PDF Notes for iPad – PDF annotation app (iPad)
- Retro Camera – artistic photo app (Android)
- Career Explorer 4-H – career exploration game for youth (iPad)
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for another fun and informative Extension Mobile Device User Group (EMDUG) online meeting this Thursday, November 29 from 2:00-2:45 p.m.
This month we will have a special guest, a real live Android smart phone user! (don’t want you Android fans feeling left out!) We will also talk about how to find, evaluate and obtain apps; review the new iPad Mini from Apple; discuss the Responsive Design makeover of this blog and, of course, more mobile app reviews and recommendations from Jeff and I.
As always, this session is geared towards EMDUG members, but open to anyone interested in mobile device use.
The online meeting will be done via Adobe Connect (instructions below).
Access information for the online “EMDUG Meeting”
Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 2:00-2:45 p.m. PDT
Just enter as a GUEST by typing your name in the text box that appears.
For this session you will be listening to audio via your computer speakers. If you are in a public area, consider using a set of headphones. A chat window will be available so you can ask us questions.
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and available online for those who are unable to attend the session.
Hey EMDUG followers, as you’ve probably noticed, our blog has a new look. This new WordPress theme is a responsive design developed by OSU Central Web Services. It reformats itself to fit the size of the screen you are viewing it on, whether it be a desktop, tablet or smart phone. If you are using a desktop computer, you can see the blog automatically reformat itself by making your browser window smaller, similar to a mobile device screen size.
With more and more people accessing the web via a variety of devices with varying screen sizes, it’s important to start thinking in terms of responsive design when setting up new websites and producing content with mobile device users in mind.
So we figured we should practice what we preach! Let us know what you think of the new look.
Thank you to all those who joined us online for our first EMDUG user group meeting via Adobe Connect on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Here is the recording of the session for everyone who wasn’t able to make it. Please give us your comments and feedback regarding the meeting…what you liked, what we can improve, etc. We plan to have our next meeting sometime in November.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a glitch that happened during the recording, there is a point in the presentation where the sound drops out and then comes back but is out of synch with the video. Pausing the recording and clicking slightly behind (to the left of the play head) sometimes helps in re-synching the audio with the video. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will work to obtain a better recording next time.
From the recent EMDUG survey we did, we found out that most of you consider themselves intermediate level users. However, there are a few who identified themselves as beginners and even some who don’t own or have never used an iPad before (I know, I know… at least they are interested!).
So, for those of you who are still newbies and don’t have a two year old at home to teach you, here’s a video guide on basic iPad use:
Here are preliminary goals for EMDUG:
- Encourage the effective use of mobile technology for Extension teaching, learning and communication.
- Demonstrate tools and methods for the production and delivery of educational materials using mobile devices.
- Provide an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, tools and uses of mobile devices in personal productivity, communication, teaching and learning.
- Encourage and incorporate the use of emerging mobile presentation and delivery tools.
- Work in a collaborative, sharing mode, rather than as a “sage on the stage.”
- Connect our discoveries to our jobs, products and passions.
- ..And have fun doing it.
Please feel free to add your thoughts to this list.