iPhone 3g video

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iamskier, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. iamskier macrumors member

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    does anyone think that with the new 3.0 os update we will be able to record video on our iphone 3g's. i've recorded video when it was jailbroken so why not?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Because Apple is not satisfied with the quality that the 3G can do for video, neither am I. They also have to give 3G owner's a reason to upgrade besides more storage.
     
  3. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    If they were planning on having the 3G record video with the 3.0 OS, they would have announced that as one of the features when they previewed it. So, probably only the new phone will be able to record video.
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    No, it's a hardware limitation. You can only get 15fps video with the 3G.

    They're not going to enable it on the older models, it'll be their selling point on the new one.
     
  5. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    It think the new OS will enable video. The fact that it can be done after jailbreaking proves that it is a software limitation not a hardware limitation. There maybe a quality difference if the new iPhone has a better camera.
     
  6. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    No it can't.

    Capturing a few seconds of awful-bad 8 fps jello-cam is not "video".
    Can you imagine the reaction if Apple revealed this as a new feature?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTpBsW_yZa0
    It takes 15 seconds to encode 2 seconds of video FFS!

    A new feature which calls itself video, will be about seamlessly recording good quality (24fps) imagery. Such a feature needs new hardware; a new sensor, and a new chip to compress the video into h264 in real time.

    C.
     
  7. tigres macrumors 68040

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    It's the same with mms on the gen1. We don't get it, and neither will the current 3g users (Geting video record).

    It's another way to force the upgrade.
     

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