Monday, December 04, 2006
Here's a behind the scenes photo form a work-in-progress project I'm involved in.
In this photo you can see my N93 attached to a monopod, and N93 attached to a light stand.
I'm using gaffers tape to attach the N93's to each supporting device. An N93 tripod is on the way.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Nokia N93 Three Camera Shoot by stevegarfield, uploaded from flickr.
Here's a behind the scenes photo form a work-in-progress project I'm involved in.
In this photo you can see my Tota light, N93 attached to a monopod, GL/2 (backup camera), and N93 Sky Cam.
You can see the close-up camera in this photo.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Nokia - Podcasting - Software - Nokia Nseries.
I am downloading the most recent Accident Hash podcast right now to my Nokia N93 cell phone over WiFi using the Nokia Podcasting application, after susbscribing via RSS.
Actually using a cell phone to subscribe to and download a podcast is exciting.
Video is next.
Standard Nokia Disclaimer applies.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Video shot with Nokia N93 cell phone and edited with Final Cut Pro.
Nokia launches international community of music connoisseurs - the Music Recommenders
Puregroove Records: http://www.flickr.com/photos/takasmz/
In Store Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoleblommers/
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Shot on a Nokia N93
Edited with Final Cut Pro
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
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I will not engage in the politics of fear. Because fear is poisonous. All through history it has been used to hold back progress and limit fairness. Only hope defeats fear. It always has. At a candidates forum last week, the moderator asked each of us to say something nice about the other candidates. Kerry Healey rather grudgingly said, Well, he can give a good speech. She would know this not because she has ever attended a speech of mine but because she has them filmed by this fine fellow here. But her dismissive point, and I hear it from her staff, is that all I have to offer is words.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. Just words. We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
I have a dream.
Let me say it before you do: I am no Dr. King, no President Kennedy, no FDR, no Thomas Jefferson. But I do know that the right words, spoken from the heart with conviction, with a vision of a better place and a faith in the unseen, are a call to action.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
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Here's a link to the WBUR interview.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Disclosure: Nokia provided the N93 cell phone to me, that this video was shot on, and paid my travel expenses to NYC. Nokia did not require me to write about the N93. All the opinions expressed here are mine alone and those of the people that I interviewed.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Steve Boom - Yahoo! Broadband and Mobile groups
people are connected at all times via broadband or mobile.
They want access to their data in the social media world.
Martin Varsavsky CEO of FON.
Desktop, Laptop, to pocket.
It's a movement to the pocket.
Ralph EricKunz Nokia
Bringing promise to life
Split hardware on OS.
Take user by the hand and see how we can get a compelling experience froma PC screen to some thing that fits in a pocket.
Developing Internet, connected home, mobile computing.
Connecting with companies to make it easy.
Why would I give up Apple and go to Nokia?
What do you want to carry with you at all costs. What additional experiences can you take in?
Music, GPS and Maps...
If you just want music and you started out with an iPod, Nokia has that AND a good cell phone experience.
These experiences need to be combined in a compelling way. Interconnected.
Take address out of contacts, say navigate and the apps work together..
Om: You need to do a Mac version of you computer programs if you want influencers...
The Nseries is an open platform the 3rd parties can develop on. That's what differentiates Nokia from Apple. You are going to need to allow other people's services on your device.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Lots of fun.
The day started with the Nokia Press Conference.
I posted about it over here and here.
The Nokia Forum now has all the technical specs for the N95 posted.
Use the Nokia N95 for connecting to mobile Broadband using WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G) with up to 10 times faster downloading than 3G. The Nokia N95 is a GSM/WCDMA dual mode portable multimedia computer supporting EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 HSDPA. With the Nokia N95 you can take photos with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera and enjoy videos, music and graphics with crystal clarity on the ultra high definition 2.6” VGA 16M color display. Listen to music with enhanced “3D stereo” using the built-in dual speakers or for a big screen experience, connect the Nokia N95 to a compatible TV using direct TV out connectivity or via Wireless LAN and UPnP technology. Additional Nokia N95 features include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR with A2DP stereo audio, and Micro SD memory card support.
Monday, September 25, 2006
I joined my fellow bloggers this morning in the lobby of the Soho Grand, where Nokia has put us up on their tab. Thanks Nokia. This hotel rocks. Literally! There's a Bose Music System in here and I'm listening to !!!, Tede Leo, TV on the Radio, The Occasion, French Kicks, Lansing-Dreiden and Ambulance LTD on the hotel's own compilation, GrandLife SohoNewYork on 5 Points Records [ Music plays ].
We took cabs over the the 7th Regimant Armory, signed in and then went upstairs where we met product managers from Nokia.
There was lots of activity going on to get ready for tomorrow's presentation and show floor.
We gathered together at a long table and the presentation began.
Out came the Nokia N95.
It's a lot slimmer than the N93 I've been testing and the camera is a 5 megapixel compared to the 3.2 of the N93. The phone supports GPS too. The user experience is much like that of Google earth. Sweet.
There was an application called podcasting and I asked about it. It's a media aggregator that will be able to subscribe to audio and video podcasts which you'll then be able to watch on the device. It's really a lot more than just a phone. It's a multimedia computer.
Here's a comparison shot with other Nokia phones.
That's Teo trying out the phone with the optional Bluetooth keyboard.
Here's Darla Mack and the Nokia N95. Darla took a bunch of photos too. Check her blog for her reports.
Rafe Blandford and the Nokia N95. Rafe took a lot of notes, check his blog for detailed product info.
We also got a look at the show floor as it was being assembled.
The phone is scheduled to come out in Europe first, and then possibly in the US depending, it seems, on market demand.
Nokia is smart. They sent us all N93's prior to this launch and then flew us into the city for this presentation. None of us were required to write or post about anything, but based on reading our blogs, they saw that we're all people who like to learn about new technology and share what we learn.
I'm impressed ny the Nokia poeple and their marketing represenatives. Everyone really knows the product and they are enthusiastic about it.
Technorati Tags: nokian95, nokianseries, N95
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
30 fps 1:59
15 fps 3:56
30 fps 7:20
15 fps 13:46
This explains why my phone always stopped recording after about 2 minutes. You need to upgrade the miniSD card to 2 GB to get the advertised 90 minutes total record time, with 60 minutes at one shot.
I'd like to try one of those.
Next up, I'll try recording at some of these other settings. I've been using TV MODE 30 fps exclusively. That gives you 640 x 480 video.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
This video was recorded on my MacBook Pro with the internal iSight camera.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
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The Orange Line T stop at Community College was closed during PodCamp Boston. That was supposed to be one of the great features of the venue. Turns out that this happens a lot. I made this movie to show what it is like.
Recorded on a Nokia N93 cell phone and edited with Final Cut Pro.
Electronic SymphonicaDavid KempersFour Winds Entertainment, Inc.
- Buy at iTunes Music Store
Download "Aquarium from Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals (Aquarium)" (MP3, 192kbps)
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I recorded a brief segment of Jeff Pulver's keynnote at VON on a Nokia N93 cell phone. This is what Jay Dedman calls a moment showing. It's a moment captured and shared. In this clip there's no ediitng. It's just an example of how you could use a cellphone and share a moment with the world. I grabbed the file via Bluetooth and uploaded it to Blip.tv.
Watch the FLASH version at blip.tv.
Originally posted on Steve Garfield's Video Blog.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
They gave us a free ride because last year Chris Prior from Aeroballon say my video online. I had the Nokia N93 camera I'm testing out on me, so I shot some more video. Nice shots from up high in a balloon.
James Lumb's Sonic Diary Singles
- Buy at iTunes Music Store
Download "Heaven" (MP3, 192kbps)
Watch the Blip.tv version of the video
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Video: The Carol and Steve Show: Wasted Days.
I like this song by them, Johnny Guitar.
Download "Johnny Guitar" (MP3, 192kbps)
It turns out that the lead singer, Terry Six, used to be in an old favorite band of mine, The Exploding Hearts.
On July 20th, 2003 the band, The Exploding Hearts, was in an automotive accident which claimed the lives of three other band members. It was really really sad.
While browsing through IODA PROMONET for a song to use on a new Carol and Steve show I came across The Nice Boys.
The Nice Boys are on Birdman Records.
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Here is an H.264 version hosted on blip.tv:
Watch the Video on blip.tv [ Quicktime H.264 ]
Friday, September 01, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
I went over to Allandale farm and took some photos with the Nokia N93. Here's one that shows a lot of color. Click the image to see a larger version.
My friend Andreas says this about the camera function of the N93, "the autofocus "hunts" a lot and the screen doesn't update as fast as a regular camera."
Yes. That is the way it works.
His question got me to thinking though, was there a way to make uploading media even more easy?
Then I remembered that Nokia has an embedded blog posting application called Lifeblog on the N93. It's preferred blog hosting site is Typepad so I entered in my Typepad username/password and uploaded a photo.
It's very straighforward and seamless.
Here's a video:
If you are interested in the many options I had for hosting this video here, check out my video blog post, posting video.
Friday, August 25, 2006
I sent this video from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain from the Nokia N93 I am testing.
I recorded the video and saved it to the phone, then connected to the free WiFi at Sweet Finnish from the sidewalk.
Then I went over to Hipcast.com and using the browser in the phone, logged on to Hipcast and uploaded the video.
I was with Carol and she wanted to go home so I closed the phone.
When I got home I went back onto Hipcast and posted the video. I just as well could have posted from the sidewalk.
Note: This phone has NO Cellular SERVICE, so there's no need to pay a monthly broadband access fee if you have a WiFi enabled phone, and there are free WiFi points that are available to you in the city.
This is the photo of the sunflower I took with the N93 that I displayed earlier on my TV.
Once you get a handle on the focus, you'll get some nice shots. It takes getting used to since the flipout viewscreen is to the left of the lens.
I'll have to play around some more with the photo features. It takes a second to focus as you press halfway down on the capture key.
The camera also has an inbuilt LED flash. It's pretty bright and the manual has a warning about it, "Do not use the flash on people or animals at close range."
Oops. Too late.
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