My gear is undergoing a bit of a transition right now. Chief among the changes, I will be selling my iPhone 3G (which is brand new thanks to Apple’s willingness to replace it after a crack appeared) and using an old iPhone “Classic” until the new hardware is released this summer.
In order to get the new old iPhone working again I had to jailbreak it. After a couple of tries (more than a couple since it kept failing for some reason) the deed was done. Since I now had a jailbroken iPhone I figured the time was right to play around a bit. That’s when I discovered what a create combination Qik and the iPhone make and I truly got a taste of what it will be like to have a better camera AND native, Apple supported video in just a few months.
As I posted on WhatsOniPhone earlier today, I tried out Qik, a service that lets you stream or upload video. Considering the anemic nature of the iPhone’s camera and the fact that it was never intended to shoot video I’m surprised by how good the quality actually is. Add to that the ease with which Qik allows you to get video on the web and this is pretty amazing! While uploading to YouTube isn’t difficult, filming and having it already there on the web is certainly a nicer way to go.
Here’s the video… taken a minutes after jailbreaking and loading Qik… all of which goes to show… this is simple, quick and fun! Now imaging shooting video with a better camera and software designed by Apple that is intended to run on the iPhone. All I can say is, I hope Qik and YouTube are upgrading their servers!