Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nokia N800 Displays N95 Flickr Photo

Nokia N800 Displays N95 Flickr Photo

You know I love the Nokia N95, now I've displayed a picture taken with the N95, and posted directly to flickr, on the Nokia N800.

This is too much.

Kind of crazy.

It's the future.

Nokia N800 Delivers the News

Nokia N800 Delivers the News

The Nokia N800 delivers news of the moment via a WiFi connection and twitter.

Nokia sent me a Nokia N800 for evaluation. I'd experimented with bringing an HP Pavilion dv9000 down to the kitchen table to stay current with the news while sitting in the kitchen, but now with the N800, it's easy and convenient to bring the N800 with me where ever I go in the house.

The browser is quick, saves bookmarks and the text entry interface can be either character recognition or entry via a touch screen on a QWERTY keyboard.

I'm enjoying discovering the ease of use of having the N800 around with me.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Nokia N95 Live WiFi Video Streaming


Transatlantic and coast to coast:
This was amazing. I saw Chris Pirillo on Twitter say he was using Ustream.tv to broadcast himself live. So, off I went to see what was going on. Lo and behold, i saw Chris chatting away to people on the builtin webchat they had on his show page and also on irc. So, I hooked up my webcam and Skyped him. Then I could see myself on his screen too! We chatted away while others watched. Meanwhile, I was projecting the whole thing on my wall with one of my projectors (I love projectors). THEN, Steve Garfield popped up in the chat room and started using his ComVu account and a Nokia N95 to broadcast LIVE from his phone too!! At one point all three of us were chatting away, with some stilted lag here and there, but it was a truly trans-Atlantic and coast-to-coast broadcast! Three geeks wittering away! Heheh. Me in London, Chris and Seattle and Steve in Boston. GREAT!
This was very exciting. Part of it had to do with the immediacy of the live broadcast, part of it was the excitement of finding new uses for leading edge technology, and part of it was the fun of connecting to friends in real time in a unique way.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Nokia N95 One Camera Shoot with Tripod

Shooting Spices of Life with an N95

I used the N95 with a tripod on a video shoot for the video blog Spices of Life. This episode will be posted on Friday.

Monday, April 02, 2007

iMovie Export Settings



These are the settings I use to export an MPEG4 movie that I've edited in iMovie after copying it off the N95.

After exporting I upload to blip.tv and they convert it to Flash for me. The original MPEG4 is also available on blip.tv.

Note: After exporting this file I got a QuickTime movie that was 153.3 MB, so I re-exported and limited the data rate to 300 and then got a 15.7 MB file. Much smaller and it looked good too.
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