Monday, July 25, 2011

The Perils of relying on just the iPhone as a camera

All good ideas often get sidetracked by stupid user decisions.

Traffic in Hanoi is unique.  For a taste, I could use the iPhone to record video.  Yeah, that's right.  I thought I was going to string together some video and just upload.  Well, that sort of got undermined.  As I was deleting some bad shots on the iPhone 4, I somehow managed to delete almost a days worth of photographs out of the phone.  They are gone.  This includes a pretty good set of video clips I had of Hanoi traffic.  Darn.

I had originally composed a video of the traffic in the Old Quarter of Hanoi using iMovie.  Actually, it looked pretty good, and I was quite pleased with myself.  But then, it is now gone including a number of pretty nice artsy shots I took.

Well, I've installed Photector on the iPhone now, so I don't screw it up again.  Of course, you have to have a jailbroken phone to do this.