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

Video Editing Apps

Special Effects Video Apps

Other Specialty Video Apps

Mobile Video Accessories

 

 

 

Mobile PodcasterOne of our EMDUG users recently asked whether it was possible to produce a podcast on an iPad or iPhone. Well yes, it is possible, as a matter of fact. You can use any audio recording app (there are hundreds) to record an audio podcast. There are, however, some apps which allow you to produce more professional podcasts by giving you editing, mixing and file upload options.

VR+: Voice Recorder – simple and basic. Allows you to record and append audio in a linear fashion.

Garageband – record audio and edit it, add music beds and post/upload to iTunes, Soundcloud, Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Caster: Mobile Studio – an app actually geared towards making podcasts. Allows importing audio files, recording/editing/mixing, and export via FTP, email and Twitter with more options to come including video podcasting.

Mobile Podcaster – another podcasting specific app which allows you to post directly to WordPress sites.

BossJock Studio – great little podcasting app, allows file imports and has automatic ducking (background music becomes softer when you push a button to talk).

NOTE: You can obtin a better audio recording on an iPhone by using an iRig Mic or iRig Mic Cast by IK Multimedia. On an iPad, you can connect a USB mic such as the Samson Meteor using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.

iOS 6 logoSo now that iOS 6 is out, some of you with older devices running iOS 5 or iOS 4 might want to update. The new iPhone 5 already comes with iOS 6 installed, but the following iOS devices can be upgraded to the latest operating system software:

  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S
  • iPod Touch (4th & 5th generation)
  • iPad 2 and the new iPad (3rd generation)

Keep in mind that even though you may be able update to the latest software, some of the capabilities will be limited or not available depending on which model you have.

How to update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 6

iOS 6 features

Apple iOS 6 review by pcmag.com

Apple's Find My Phone app
Apple’s Find My Phone app

If you haven’t activated Apple’s free Find My Phone app on your iOS device, DO IT NOW! Though it’s not totally guaranteed you’ll get your mobile device back, the chances can be pretty good, such as what happened recently to a man who had his iPad stolen by a flight attendant and was able to recover it using the app.

If you’d like to protect your iOS device, follow these instructions: How to use Find my iPhone to track down a lost or stolen iPad.

NOTE: The Find My Phone app not only works on iOS devices, but on Apple iMacs and laptops too!

One of the best features of the iPhone is the ability to capture video. There was a time, not to long ago, when producing a video ment you had to have a lot of expensive equipment and a professional videographer or media specialist to shoot it. While professional video is still an option, we now have the capability to produce good quality videos just using an iPhone.

Karen McKee is a scientist who discovered the value of using video to conduct research, illustrate her methods and explain science concepts. She has created thescientistvideographer.com blog “to inspire colleagues and students of science to begin making videos about their work and their science topics.”

In her How to Make a Science Video with Your iPhone: Videolicious blog post, Karen shows a very simple way to make one-minute science videos using an iPhone and the Videolicious app. Watch Karen’s accompanying YouTube video to see how easy it is, and be sure to visit her blog for more information on making your own science videos.