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While it may just be a gimmick to draw attention to the effort, you have to admit it’s impressive that the iPad 2 has been in stores less than a week and already the tablet has been used to shoot a music video.
TUAW is reporting that the band Eddy has used the iPad 2 exclusively as the camera for their latest music video to the song “Need.” Actually, make that four iPad 2, with three being used to shoot the actual video and one as a prop for the lead singer to hold during the performance.
“According to Chase Andrews of Remedy Films, the music video required about 25 hours of work,” TUAW reveals. “The group waited in line eight hours to purchase the iPads, spent five hours filming and almost 12 hours editing. The crew treated the iPads as professional cameras by attaching one to a Steadicam rig, one to a Cineslider and one to a handheld rig. The fourth and final iPad was held by the singer herself and makes its cameo appearance in a few parts of the video.”
The report doesn’t reveal what the filmmakers and band would have done if they hadn’t been able to get their hands on the necessary iPad 2s, as many customers were turned away due to high demand last Friday and shortages continue across the country.
The filmmakers also didn’t reveal how they edited the music video together -- it would be only fitting that they used iMovie on the iPad 2, but we may never know. Check out the nearly four-minute final effort below!
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(Image and video courtesy of TUAW and YouTube)