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Jerry Raia
09-30-2005, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketcaster.com/Webcasting.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketcaster.com/Webcasting.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Next generation smartphones are just now entering the market with the prerequisite processing power to provide real-time encoding of video. With onboard mega-pixel cameras and wireless Internet connectivity, the platform to enable a broadcast can now fit into your pocket."</i><br /><br />There is something very appealing about this. I just wonder how practical it will be in real life. To have your phone transmit real time images and audio sounds exciting but how well will it work? Choppy images and sound? I'm not sure this is just "around the corner".

Kris Kumar
09-30-2005, 02:38 PM
Check this out...

Camera Phones Used To Film Music Video (http://www.wftv.com/technology/5026158/detail.html?rss=orlc&amp;psp=technology)

The Presidents of the United States of America -- a Seattle band -- have shot a music video entirely on mobile phone cameras.

They filmed the production on Sony Ericsson mobile video phones, models not yet available in the U.S.

At least 12 angles were pieced together to create one composition. The band had to perform at half speed because the phones could not handle quick movements.

Director Grant Marshall, of the Australian company Film Headquarters, said it came out of a joke as his team was complaining the budgets for Australian music videos are way smaller than international ones.

Someone had said the budgets were so small, next they'd be filming on a mobile phone.

09-30-2005, 05:02 PM
I have done this already, with ComVu, on my Axia A108 (it runs Windows CE 4.2, but not the "SmartPhone" shell). However, comVu also has a Windows Mobile version.

My phone only has GPRS (about 50 kbps), so the quality is pretty choppy when using that, although if it's plugged into my laptop I can use the USB at 128 kbps, and with a WiFi mini-SD card, i could use a hotspot and transmit at 300 kbps,which would probably be quite sharp.

the cam in my phone is decent - 1.3 Mpixels, although the video is only like, 200 x 160 or something, i can't remember.

I guess if I am ever in a war-zone, CNN would pay for the live footage, but it would be very "Gulf War video" quality.

09-30-2005, 05:06 PM
And I just realized that the link you provided was the the ComVu website (pocketcaster.com). Nice pic of my phone on their site!!!