If you are serious about mobile journalism, this is a must watch video on the topic. Lengthy, but full of information. One of the best discussions I have seen.
“Smartphones are powerful tools for creating audio-visual stories that are optimised for online and social media. But they are also unique tools for tackling prejudices within newsrooms that can hold some journalists back from achieving their full potential, and for building engagement and dialogue with non-traditional audiences. This session will explore how smartphones improve inclusiveness in newsrooms for women, older journalists, ethnic minority journalists, and vulnerable contributors including migrants, people living with disabilities, and children.”
The iPhone has a truly remarkable camera. As with any media, you need to make sure that your ighting is spot on to get the best results. Here is an example of the quality you can expect using the iPhone and CTpro Mobile Video Suite’s camera app which takes advantage iPhone’s hardware to produce stunning results.
Please click on the link below to see a few seconds of the shoot.
Here is yet another super example of City-Producer in action, this time a French TV station where the reporter is doing a voice over using the app. It’s in French, but knowledge of French is not necessary to appreciate how proficient the user is after just a short time using City-Producer.
City-Producer was released in September in Europe and in October in the Americas. Already, City-Producer is being used for in-field mobile journalism.
Below is a series of Tweets from OUEBTV in Guyana. The original Tweets are posted in French with the French, translated into English, by Bing.
What stands out is that the action shots are all shot using City-Producer’s built in camera stabilization. The reporter is not using a Gimbal, a grip or any other kit. The quality is astounding.
If you are familiar with City-Producer you will note that the graphics are all ARGB titles that were created external to City-Producer but are overlaid live while output. Note too that the videos were streamed live using City-Producer.
“the conclusion has to be that the iPhone X is more than a capable shooter, and with Apple keen to continue its “Shot on iPhone” campaign, it is good to know that the pros do not find any glaring issues with its performance.Check out the full iPhone X Vs $3000 Panasonic GH5 professional mirrorless camera video quality comparison.”
There has been a lot of talk about using Android for mobile. (City-Producer is iOS only. City-Producer runs on the 6S Plus, 7 Plus or 8 Plus – and will run on the X as well.) There is a reason why City-Producer does not make an Android version. It wants to run on the best hardware for mobile journalism and that is the iPhone. Not just me saying it – here, read a review.
Having a video editing app highly optimized for a target mobile platform that uses the best available APIs and GPU-assisted video encoding can make a world of difference so bear that in mind.