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Palm Pre shoots video

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Palm Pre shoots video
Until Palm releases software that would allow the Pre to use its' hardware to capture video, it is up to Pre owners to devise a way to get it done. Over at the precentral forum, a few members have been working on making videos with the device's camera, and they have been successful with some restrictions. The video is limited to 320 X 480 at 30fps while the handset's hardware is reportedly able to handle 720 X 480 at 30fps. Another problem is that by default, the video comes out badly formatted and most video players will not play what you have shot. The guys working with the video have found one, SMPlayer, that seems to be able to play back the video. With all of the competition in the Touchscreen area of the market, we would imagine that Palm will sooner rather than later, release the software needed to support the Pre's video capabilities.

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source: precentral

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

It's only a matter of time ! Video recording and hopefully flash support soon.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 18:11

2. MTLance (unregistered)

If only Palm have all the features, and Flash support and world wide availability then the iPhone might be in serious trouble. Still there the App Store they have to beat.

posted on 30 Sep 2009, 20:29

3. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

It took 3 years and a 3rd edition for the iphone to get video

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