video shot on iPad 2 (video quality example)

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  1. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; nb-no) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Wouldn't say its on par with the iPhone. More noise. Although I still can't see my holding that device in public and filming.
     
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    Looks pretty sharp to me. Better than I expected.
     
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    I swear any camera on an iPad besides the FaceTime camera is just feature parity with Android tablets. You got cameras? We got cameras. A camera on an iPad is for the most part just a toy, presumably why Apple didn't jack up the quality in the part.

    And, yeah, more noise. My iPhone 4 is better, but that may in large part be a function of the fact it's much easier to shoot video with an iPhone. You don't have to wiggle-waggle it all over the place when you move it around. I think the OP/sample poster says it best himself: it's awkward shooting personal-grade video with an iPad-size device.
     
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    Looks good to me. It could be better, but no complaints here.
     
  6. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I did notice the noise too - it could have been due to it being a mall food court. I'm sure i'll try other areas soon :)
     
  7. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I believe they used Kellogg's Whole Grain cameras in the iPad 2.
     
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    Looks good to me too!
     
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    Looks good.

    Wasn't expecting much but that isn't bad at all.
     
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    Not iPhone 4 quality but good enough for video conferencing. Can't complain, since it is not meant for photos.
     
  12. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I was surprised actually. I'll have to try uploading it without the youtube app via the ipad since it compresses it a little.
     
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    OP, next time you want to shoot another movie, hit me up. I'll be more than glad to pose for you. ;)
     
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    I haven't tried shooting any video with mine yet, but ya, that's pretty darn good. Not quite as good as my iPhone 4 but surprisingly good. Just for the record, videos shot in low light with my phone look crappy as well.
     
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    1) I'm ashamed I recognzied that mall before you said which one it was. I live over 800 miles away and I still knew. Learning that you're a food-court guru is not a happy day.

    2) I've been comparing the iPhone 4 to the iPad and while the iPhone does perform better, the iPad has a wider view which is kind of cool. Here's a test where I'm holding each device in the SAME spot:

    iPhone video recording screen:
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    iPad video recording screen:
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    So that's kind of cool. The lower your lighting the worse the iPad will look compared to the iPhone. But if you have good light (like they seem to in that mall) then the iPad actually makes a nice recorder and it's nice to get a slightly wider view than the phone provides.
     
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    The sound was quite impressive how the levels stayed the same even while spinning the ipad around
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I posted another sample here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb1limA0voE&hd=1

    This one shows some different light levels, including some that are darker than what you see in the mall sample.

    The other thing I've noticed about the iPad...it's a LOT easier to hold it steady than the little phone. My iPhone video is always shakier than what you see here.
     
  20. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, wow! That is cool to see that it has a bigger sensor!
     
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    Knowing something about cameras, I wonder if part of the issue with the iPad camera is software based. It sure looks like over aggressive JPEG compression to me.
     
  22. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i was thinking that too...esp in low light
     
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    Im suprised by the clarity. I was expecting some blurry-ass pixelated video..
     
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    Sorry for thread revival, shoot me if you want, but what's it like steadycam wise?

    I mean from what I can see it's a bit shakey, defo not the best thing you want when vlogging. I personally don't see what purpose either camera on it could possibily have apart from maybe skype...? I don't know, just doesn't look practical.
     
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