iPad How can you take a video with the ipad without people thinking I am crazy?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want people knowing I want to take a video with the ipad. Is there a way we can cover the screen to take a video or something ? Without people thinking I am weird for holding something that big to take a video. I want it to be a secret.
     
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    is there a way i can drive without people seeing me and my car?
     
  5. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Hide while you film.


    Don't be ashamed. Strut it with iPad in hand! :D
     
  6. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're taking video somewhere you shouldn't, why is it a problem? That's why there are tons of iPad-specific video apps (Blux springs to mind). It's a big screen with a great camera. Record.
     
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    I would just like to quote this
     
  9. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha
     
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    HA! :D

    Maybe if you give us more of an explanation of what you are trying to do we can be more helpful. :)
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    No video I take will make you look crazy. I promise.
     
  12. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    By not caring what others think (and not making a nuisance of yourself and inconveniencing others while you go about it) obviously. :)
     
  13. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    This past year, while on vacation, the family and I went to an aquarium. Nothing worse then idiots pushing their way to the front of an exhibit, and whip out their giant iPads to take video. Rude as all get out, and seemingly enjoy blocking everyone's view.

    There is one place were it's NOT ok.
     
  14. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Would that have been any different if they were holding a different device? If no, then it really has no bearing on the discussion.
     
  15. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    The easiest way, as someone else mentioned, is to grow a pair (assuming you're a guy) and not care so much what others think. I've seen plenty of people take videos and photos with iPads and have never thought it to be weird.
     
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    Just suspend yourself from the ceiling and drop down and record when people aren't looking. Be sure to go up when people turn around and make sure you don't have any cuts that are bleeding. (#spiderman)
     
  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm guessing a smaller device like smartphone or dedicated digital camera would block the view less. It would still be rude to push others out of the way to take video, though.
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yup. I used to film with a Sony VX2000 camcorder, which was pretty big. And that's not even going back in time to the days of full-size VHS camcorders..

    One key difference is that camcorders were typically held closer to the body, even up to your eye to use the viewfinder, while we tend to hold iPads and cell phones out at arm's length. So it takes up more space.

    Bottom line is that it's not the camera (or the device the camera is mounted in), it's the operator...
     
  19. takeshi74, Jan 23, 2014
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    You can't control other people's thoughts. Shoot the video and don't worry about it. Or if what other people think really matters that much then don't shoot the video.

    That was a misleading subject... :p

    You really just have to consider the specific situation and use something appropriate. It's impossible to give you generic suggestions. Yes, if you just cover it you will be holding something as big as an iPad or larger depending on the covering and that will probably be just as conspicuous as just holding the iPad itself. Consider mounting or fixing it in place and hiding it.

    I miss my VX2000 and PD170. They were excellent workhorses.
     
  20. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    The question was about others, when taking a video with an iPad. How could I have gotten it so wrong.

    I'll try harder next time, OK?
     
  21. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    What I meant was that the thread was clearly about people thinking he's crazy for using an iPad as a recording device.

    Your example was douche canoe behaviour regardless of what the device being used was, so it didn't really apply.
     
  22. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    So people with iPads pushing their way in front if an Exhibit, and then blocking everyone 'a view while taking video, does not apply?

    Again, I'll try harder to come up with better examples of people taking video on an iPad, than people taking video on an iPad - which every single rude person WAS using.
     
  23. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't apply because the iPad isn't the issue. That story was affected in no way by what the person was using. The question was that the OP was afraid of looking crazy because he was using an iPad to record video. Your example would have been no different if they'd used an iPad, an iPhone, a point-and-click, or a goddam Red Camera. It was just a rude person recording video.

    I really don't know how more plainly I can explain this to you. Here, let's try an example exchange:

    "I wish I could use Beats headphones without people thinking I'm a hipster."

    "Yeah, one time a guy wearing Beats headphones stole my wallet. **** Beats headphones."
     
  24. TmanATL macrumors member

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    People holding up full-sized iPads to take photos or record video often look silly, sometimes ridiculous..... just the truth.

    And if someone were to hold up an iPad in front of me at a concert or whatever to record it, I'd be pissed....
     

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