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  • Footage of Gas Main Explosion Edited in Four Minutes using iPhone and iPad


    Geek Squad founder, Robert Stevens was driving to work the other day, when he witnessed a giant fireball in the sky. Apparently, a gas line exploded in St. Paul Minnesota and he was able to shoot video of the event as he drove by. Luckily, he had his iPhone 4 with him and was able to drive and shoot video at the same time.

    After shooting the video he pulled into a local drug store parking lot and transferred the iPhone footage to his iPad 2 using Apple's camera connection kit. He then edited the video using the latest version of iMovie and added a voiceover. Later he tweeted, “That video shot on iPhone4, copied to iPad2 via camera connection kit, and edited in 4 minutes with the new iMovie.”

    After uploading the footage to YouTube and CNN’s iReport, other news agencies soon began requesting permission to use the footage as well. "I'm not a journalist, but I was quickly working with major news organizations," Stephens said. "That's why I tweeted permission." "It was iPhone to connection kit to iPad to iMovie to CNN."

    After the incident he later said, “I wouldn't have gotten so close to the explosion.” If not for his quick thinking and Apple gear, the world might have missed this dramatic event. Luckily, no one was hurt as a result of this explosion.

    Source: TwinCities.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Footage of Gas Main Explosion Edited in Four Minutes using iPhone and iPad started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Was a wicked looking explosion too. Good thing nobody was hurt.
    1. Banjy's Avatar
      Banjy -
      Wow that looks like an interesting drive to work. I wonder if he got paid by all the news agencies.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Lol geezz,, Im just glad he wasn't driving around, shooting this with his iPad 2? LOL I read it wrong!! nice video tho!!
    1. tdamocles's Avatar
      tdamocles -
      Who cares about getting paid.....get on the horn with emergency personnel. Never assume some one else is doing it.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz.

      Snoozville. If he had a sack in his pants he would of been up close and personal hoping his i4 didn't melt before his face did.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Well I don't see the point of transferring it to the iPad, the editing could have been done on the iPhone4 as well.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      But easily done on iPad wow did u hear the hissy fit the fire had lol
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      How about those utility trucks in the last few seconds. One of those guys hit the line, I'll bet
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Wow I've been thinking about getting that iMovie app for my iPad2 so I guess this video sold me on it.
    1. ismoothproject's Avatar
      ismoothproject -
      Go iDevices!!!!
    1. djarkiz's Avatar
      djarkiz -
      This can all be done on iPhone 4, why do u need the iPad 2 to edit movies, everyone should get "ReelDirector" - way better then iMovie !!!!
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Wow, that flame looked mean.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      So what???????????????????

      People with substandard video cameras have been submitting video of news events for more than a decade now to news agencies. Professionals with broadcast quality cameras can't be on every street corner in America to record things like this.

      The article is written like the guy invented the wheel. Yeah, technology is great. Anyone can shoot video with a cell phone, hook it up to whatever other device to edit their substandard video and then send it to whatever agency accepts video tips from whomever.

      The guy could at least park and get a reasonably still shot of the fire.
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Iz this supposed to be about the fire or about the apple gear? I was like wow bout the fire but then he went on describing wut he did with ip4 iPad blah blah im like -.- it's just an ad.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      What was the need in the iPad?
      A shakey video and a voice over. Wow...... Not >_<
    1. sammo123's Avatar
      sammo123 -
      Really impressive footage especially that he was driving that whole time too
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      I believe there's laws about "no texting while driving".
      Good thing he wasn't texting!
    1. MagicJustin's Avatar
      MagicJustin -
      I live less than 20 blocks away. I'm glad no one was hurt and it was only a gas line and not terrorist or other horrible behaviors.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Wow that was intense.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiley John Wright View Post
      Please fix MMi app so we can see this stuff when we're away from a computer!! The in-app browser sucks, and it never lets us copy links to open them in safari!

      I know I'm not the only one who is annoyed by this.


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