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alphi
2013-04-17, 04:18 AM
Hi!

I'm surprised that this has not been discussed yet.

You may have heard about Google's forthcoming smart-glasses which will features photo camera and recording facilities.

But don't get me wrong, I am not a massive Google fan, and I don't really like the fact that the smart glasses will mainly rely on online services. The aim of the "recording your life" capacity is mainly aimed for social networks. I wouldn't buy them so.

And it's still not clear if they'll be allowed into venues as they might be problematic, but that sounds for me a good new tool for taping shows.

I haven't looked at the spec, but I unfortunately assume that they won't offer great quality audio, and even not the possibility to save in a lossless format (well, something like PCM audio and high quality MPEG-4 video).

What do you think about this ? Would you try to tape shows with such glasses ? Do you think that taper-friendly glasses will emerge in the future ? Or do you think that taping will be less and less common because people will be even more able to share on social networks video recordings of live shows (but mainly incomplete footages of the most rated singles as usual).

AAR.oner
2013-04-17, 07:15 AM
these sorts of tools have been around for a long time, mainly for security surveillance purposes...you can pretty much bet that the vid quality will be crappy at best, and audio quality will be unlistenable

much like cell phone cams & youtube, it'll have little to no affect on serious tapers/trading community where quality reigns supreme...if anything it might help, more people recording from their glasses as opposed to a sea of cell phone screens in the air

paddington
2013-04-17, 10:06 AM
since they are geared for near-field recording, it doesn;t seem like these would sound very good... they supposedly do 720p video, so that might look ok.. but I bet it would be hard to frame from a distance since there's no optical zoom.

also, you'd have to hold your head really still, it would seem, else you'll have a pretty unwatchable video.

as far as the audio, though... an iPhone5 does an amazing job capturing audio for a cell phone, even standing in front of the FOH stacks... so maybe the Google Glass thing will have tech like that built-in as well..
I recorded part of a show last week standing in an extremely loud area where the audio should have been trashed.. and it was clear as a bell. No idea how they do that, but it was surprisingly good.

jpeace
2013-04-23, 06:22 PM
since they are geared for near-field recording, it doesn;t seem like these would sound very good... they supposedly do 720p video, so that might look ok.. but I bet it would be hard to frame from a distance since there's no optical zoom.

also, you'd have to hold your head really still, it would seem, else you'll have a pretty unwatchable video.

as far as the audio, though... an iPhone5 does an amazing job capturing audio for a cell phone, even standing in front of the FOH stacks... so maybe the Google Glass thing will have tech like that built-in as well..
I recorded part of a show last week standing in an extremely loud area where the audio should have been trashed.. and it was clear as a bell. No idea how they do that, but it was surprisingly good.

I agree with this last bit. I've used an iPhone 4 for taping a few times and it works out quite good

JackDog
2013-04-23, 07:34 PM
I don't remember where, but a year or more ago I read an article or saw a report on tv about a company that was trying to develop lights that would interfere with the video recording of a concert, movie, Broadway show, etc. without distracting from anyone's visual enjoyment of the performance. I tried a few Google searches but couldn't find anything, so maybe I just imagined it. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

paddington
2013-04-23, 07:39 PM
that would be easy... a slightly-higher freq than visible light would do the trick. The camera's CCD would still see it. They could just fire a wall of LEDs in the IR spectrum from around the stage and behind to make the video unwatchable.

Of course, then they can't tape it themselves, either, unless they have cams with some special filtering mech to hide the range from the CCD.

To test, turn on the cam on your mobile phone, then fire your TV remote into it as you press a button on the remote. You'll see the infrared light flash on your phone's screen... but your eye doesn't detect those frequencies.

Audioarchivist
2013-04-23, 09:07 PM
Here's your anti-video glasses - this idea as a wall of L.E.D. video screens with these little suckers embedded in them would make any video of a show useless and un-watchable! I'm really surprised they haven't tried it yet. I've been thinking of this idea for years...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIIswjQ8OA

But actually filming a show with video camera glasses? A wide shot wouldn't probably look too bad, but I'd forget about trying to zoom in. Then again, as far as steadiness of the shots goes, my head is seemingly a lot more stable than my hands to hold a camera still... Hmmm... It might work as the technology improves some more...

arfarf
2013-04-24, 07:12 PM
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