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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mobile journalism: Poor quality video

Rocketboom on the Nokia N95

Mark Glaser writes at Media Shift, Digging Deeper::Your Guide to Hyper-Local News | PBS:
"Mobile journalism
A few traditional news organizations are experimenting with having their reporters go out as “one-man bands” who write up quick reports, take photographs or video and file them from the road. Gannett has tried to do more coverage of community events, while Reuters is working with Nokia to outfit reporters with gear to get raw footage of live events as they happen.

Strengths: Quick coverage of more events on the fly.

Weaknesses: Poor quality video and photos; not enough time for thoughtful work."
I replied over on his blog:
Hi Mark,
When you talk about Mobile Journalism, you call it 'poor quality video.'

It's not. Did you look at Reuters fashion show video? It's the Nokia 640x480 30 fps video. It's not poor quality.

http://reutersmojo.com/2007/09/06/badgley-mischka-runway/

You know I've been working with the Nokia N95 for a while now. I think the quality it great. Although it's not as good as something like miniDV or HD, I wouldn't call it 'poor' quality.

That's like saying that all YouTube videos are 'grainy.' They aren't.

I am going to be experimenting a lot more with Mobile Journalism in 2008.
--Steve
My comment isn't being accepted over there because of a technical issue:
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Reason: Error reading from remote server
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