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iPhone 4 video looks gorgeous on the iPad

When capturing HD video the iPhone 4 holds more information per frame than the iPad is capable of displaying on its 1024 x 768 IPS screen. This means that iPhone 4 video look gorgeous. Surprisingly this mostly holds true even when viewing iPhone 4 HD footage via YouTube on the iPad either through a browser or the YouTube app. In our experience YouTube HD footage looks a lot nicer on the iPad than it does using Flash on a PC or Mac - something to keep in mind if you intend to shoot a lot of iPhone 4 footage.

At present there is one missing ingredient. iOS 4 currently has no option for uploading HD footage straight from the iPhone 4 to YouTube. Steve Jobs, in one of his midnight e-mailing sessions, has promised to fix this in a forthcoming update, but until then you can always use the rather lovely Pixelpipe app.

UPDATE: Hmm, looks like YouTube is acting up. It has played back fine on the iPad, but at the moment it seems to be showing up as unplayable.

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Reader Comments (2)

Wow. As soon as I can figure out which carrier can give me the best coverage, I'll be getting an iPhone 4. My only question is, what sort of glue did you use to keep those butterflies in place? ;)

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Radford

The video is definitely amazing on the Iphone 4. As well as the pictures. I just printed out a 5x7 photo taken on the Iphone 4 and it looked amazing.

I do wish there was a way to upload 720p video straight from the iphone to Youtube. I hope that will be released in a future update.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIpad Cases Blog

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