Written on September 1st, 2009 by Alvin

iPhone 3GS Video Recording

This short video was shot during the trip to Redang Island – The doorstep to Paradise with my wife. I used to bring my digital camera (Sony DSC-T300) with me whenever we have a short or long vacation. But, after I’ve got my iPhone 3GS for 1 month, I haven’t test the video recording its 3 megapixels camera with autofocus system. So I wanted to try it out when we’re on the boat to another small island (can’t remember the island’s name) for snorkeling.

iPhone 3GS video recording

iPhone 3GS video recording

With VGA up to 30 fps with audio, the quality of the video is not bad and has a smooth playback. I’ve have used the default Camera application to shoot the video and it has a feature to trim the captured video on the iPhone 3GS. So I can cut away the parts that I don’t want from the video. (See left image) You can playback the video directly on the iPhone or transfer it to your PC and play on the media players. The video file format captured by iPhone 3GS is in MOV format, which is supported by most the media players, including iTunes, QuickTime and Windows Media Players.

If Apple is releasing another generation of iPhone, I hope it would have the front camera to support the video calls and the camera flash to shoot photo or video in a low light condition. Beside that, with 5 megapixels camera for better photo image resolution and improved battery life for longer video recording. I guess Apple iPhone will be the mobile phone users’ first choice.


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