The latest iOS devices are capable of producing amazingly high-quality video footage, but the resolution tops out at 1080p HD. Thanks to Ultrakam, a new third-party camera app, the iPhone can squeeze out even more pixels—even if the current hardware isn’t quite up to the task. Ultrakam is capable of shooting video with up to 70% more pixels than standard HD. While there’s no denying that it manages to cram in a whole lot more pixels into each frame of video—and the additional detail is certainly noticeable—there are too many tradeoffs made to get there.
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I found this gem on the front page of the App Store and it's a delight. The app takes you through a tour of the world's most beautiful sites and lets you pinpoint your favorites for future jet-setting adventures. Fotopedia Heritage also offers high resolution photos for use as wallpapers on any of your iOS devices, as well as interactive maps to see where everything is in the world in relation to where you're located. It's a fun little free travel journey and is sure to instill a sense of adventure.
The third-generation iPad's Retina Display packs a heck of a visual punch when you're watching movies on that thing. While not every video app in the app store has been properly scaled for the new iPad's screen, we did some scouting and discovered that a few of our favorites have been optimized for the device's high resolution display, and delivers video in true HD format regardless of the iPad's 9-inch screen size. Be sure to check out these video apps while you're hanging out with your iPad this evening.
If you use a pocket camcorder, you’re used to crummy, tinny audio being captured alongside your HD video. So, what if manufacturers turned such low consumer expectations on their ear and designed a high-quality audio recorder that just so happens to do video -- complete with a bump to 1080p HD? Olympus’ new recorder is just that -- a capable video device for audio enthusiasts that’s unfortunately hampered by one unique design decision.
The unique new tower defense title, Zombie Gunship, has reportedly gone universal in a new update that hits today. Now you can get an even better look at the action as you splatter zombie guts from on high.
According to a report from The Korea Times, Apple began testing a new iPad screen manufactured by LG, as well as with longtime frenemy Samsung. The screen, reportedly capable of supporting quad extended graphics (QXGA) with a monster screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, would certainly continue to differentiate the iPad from its would-be competitors. But that Samsung is also a part of the deal makes us scratch our heads just a little, especially because the two are in major competitors.
Watch almost any recent movie trailer and you'll see a website for the movie mentioned. That's just standard these days.
Still, the studios have been going overboard and developing a plethora of iOS games for upcoming movies. And now the time has come to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see which movie-based iOS games are worth the time it takes to download and install them to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, much less shell out a few bucks for the experience of playing. With that in mind, we bring you the Mac|Life Summer Movie Game Roundup, complete with an emperor-esque judgement system of thumbs up, thumbs down, and a few quick thoughts as to why...
When I was a kid, I really wished I had one of those nifty voice changer boxes to prank call the pizza place with. Now, I've got something better, and way more convincing. iMovie 11's voice changing feature is what we've been waiting for a long time, and it's sure to add some flair to your home movies. All you need to get started is a video with some audio in it.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has become the tech equivalent of a magic eight-ball: Instead of shaking it up for the answer you seek, simply fire off an e-mail to the right address and get wisdom thrown down from the mountain. This week the subject is HD video -- specifically uploading it via the iPhone 4 as well as playing it on a Mac.