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)
For those who missed the eXtension’s Critical Conversation last week, here’s the recording.
The second in a series* of eXtension critical conversations.
BYOD or “bring your own device” describes the phenomenon of people using their personal technology devices in the workplace. The issues around personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace vary depending on your perspective. For users, there is a freedom and convenience to use a single device that they choose and carry to perform their work functions. For the institutional information technology staff, issues arise concerning security, support, and privacy.
Critical Conversation: BYOD – Smart phones and tablets in the workplace (60 min. session)
*See the first in the series: Critical Conversation: The Mobile Quandary
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.
Here’s a great eXtension discussion that happened today as an On Air Google+ Hangout. The talk centered around the development of native mobile apps vs. web apps as they relate to Extension. You might also be interested in the respective chat comments and links related to the discussion.
If you find this conversation helpful, you might want to check out the next discussion in the series – Critical Conversation: BYOD – Smart phones and tablets in the workplace.