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A Little 'FaceTime' Demo

A little 'FaceTime' Demo with yours truly and John Gruber from

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Obvious CGI. Shame on you. :P

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobotman

Wow, that camera work gave me a headache.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

You're just shamelessly showing off the view from your apartment.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I wish bloggers could master filming things without looking like they have Parkinson's disease. Whether it's filming a leaked or stolen product or capturing something on a computer screen, people haven't come up with an elegant way to film without shakes, ugly reflections, and blurryness.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Bolander

It's called a tripod. ;)

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwilbur

Steve told you not to hold it that way.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEisenmann

Gruber said "I'm going to hit it". Hehehehehe

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo

That password prompt popped up twice between his call. He was so ashamed of it he moved the phone out of the frame both times to get rid of the dialog.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApoorv Khatreja

Why doesn't it work with iChat?

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterME

Why did it keep asking you for your password??

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWinston S

@ Derek Bolander, all you can do is complain? Tisk tisk.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathanJK

@Apoorv Khatreja: He was holding the camera in his other hand... How else was he going to hit the button?

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

What's his phone number?

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBEN ENGLISCH

Wow, I hope you people complaining about the less than Hollywood steadicam quality never see a Michael Bay movie. Or an episode of 24. Or the news.

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDS9Sisko

Yeah Derek because we all know everyone's gonna be using tripods with this, so that's what they should be showing us so we know what to expect in real world use. *EYEROLL*

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoe c

I'm really surprised that your screen didn't crack while displaying Grubby's ugly mug!

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPustoolio

What are you looking at Dicknose

June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyRoseboro

I think we're neighbors. See you at Whole Foods.

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlissa

Video doesn't work for me. Can you provide a WebM version? Ta.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrjs

The password thing was weird -- was that from the WiFi router? It did seem like to pulled the phone out of frame when it happened, which made it seem even weirder.

I have to agree with with the comment about bloggers learning a little about capturing tech demos better on camera. No, the iPhone doesn't need to be on a steadicam or tripod since that's being shown as it would be in real life, but figuring out the camera angles to avoid glare etc. etc. would be nice -- especially since tech geeks should be able to figure this out. If they can't, who ever will?

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGib Wallis

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