Is the quality of videos shot on phones good enough? I could refer to theses and projects to say that they are, but reading or hearing that is not the most effective way for all people. Some of you might like to see the difference for yourself. And that's why we decided to make a podcast, this newsletter and a video to present the argument in favour of using the phone as a primary video camera.
To demonstrate this, we also did a blind camera test (inspired by MKBHD version of this experiment we covered in a previous newsletter). But this test is about video capabilities instead of photo capabilities, so we shot the same video of an interview setup using 4 phones from the last 2 years and a mirrorless camera. You can see the similarities here: inoldnews.com/bct
And if you know which one's shot on which, fill out the quiz to let us know, we'll send you how well you did over the email address you provide. (We used a Nikon Z6 II, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy Note 20, Pixel 4 and iPhone XR for this experiment.)
101Reporters has been helping freelance journalists across India get their stories placed in national and international publications. After 5 years in the business, the agency is now turning publisher while continuing to work with news organizations across the world. We talk to their News Editor, Hemant Gairola about everything from their process to the realities of freelance.
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