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Hanging Out with Glass

Category : Hangouts, Photo & Video · (2) Comments · by April 30, 2013

If you’re on a Google+ Hangout with your Glass, what is the person on the other side seeing?  Take a look:

This was recorded straight from my computer screen using CamStudio. I’m in a Hangout, and the video is what was recorded and transmitted from Glass LIVE into the Google+ Hangout.

Now just so you have something to compare it to, here is a second video I recorded with Glass a few minutes later (after I gave the battery a chance to charge). This video was RECORDED, downloaded onto my computer, uploaded onto YouTube, just like you would do with any digital camera.

Remember to use the highest available video quality (click the little gear in the YouTube interface to change playback quality) if you want to get the most accurate representation.

You’ll notice the video quality isn’t spectacular in either video. The sun was setting and, although there was good ambient light, it wasn’t as good as the full daylight I recorded in a few days ago . I will, of course, repeat this experiment in better lighting. In the mean time, it’s quite amazing to see what is possible!

Glass is Coolness

Category : Photo & Video · No Comments · by April 30, 2013

Just took this cool macro photo of Glass.  Click for full size image.  Enjoy!

 

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Glass vs DSLR – Video Edition

Category : Glass vs DSLR, Photo & Video · (1) Comment · by April 29, 2013

Escape for a few moments of joyful tranqility with these lovely videos that compare Google Glass with my DSLR. If you’ve been wondering about the video quality of this monumental piece of technology, here’s your chance to compare it side-by-side with a top amateur camera.

This video was filmed with Google Glass:

However, I should note that getting your hair in your videos can be a big problem. Because Glass is so inobtrusive, hair can easily blow in front of it, especially on windy days. You’ll see that at the end of this video.
I assumed my voice would be recorded over the brook if I used a vocal command to stop the video, so instead I pressed the button, which meant I had to let go of my hair first.

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This version was filmed with my D5100 Nikon DSLR:

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This was filmed with my D5100 Nikon DSLR, then processed through YouTube’s Stabilization:

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And here’s the Google Glass version processed through YouTube’s Stabilization:

Photo Quality – Glass vs DSLR

Category : Glass vs DSLR, Photo & Video · (6) Comments · by April 28, 2013

When I go for a photo walk, I have my DSLR in one hand, a heavy camera bag over my shoulder, and a difficult road ahead.

I’m a hardcore photographer and, for me, convenience takes a backseat to image quality.  But when an option like Glass comes along – something so effortless, you don’t even realize you’re carrying it – of course I had to check it out!

This album has 20 scenes taken with Glass and also with my Nikon D5100 DSLR during the same walk through the botanical gardens.  Sometimes the DSLR shot is composed differently (shot in portrait, zoomed) but that’s because that is the shot I intended to take.


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Glass does not allow you to zoom or shoot in portrait (unless you bend sideways). However, you can always crop the image later, and in a few cases I did just that to illustrate how it would compare.

Glass shoots 5mp, my DSLR shoots 16.2 mp.

This difference may not be noticeable when viewing a photo on your computer or your phone, but it would be noticeable if you did a 18 x 24 print and hung it in your living room.

Beyond the megapixels, the Glass photos turned out really great! I was quite impressed. I’ll be doing more comparisons in other environments in the future, but outdoor, sunny, colorful views of the garden were captured quite well by Glass!

Except for my addition of the Glass logo or DSLR symbol, numbers and notes, all shots are SOOC unless otherwise noted. In other words, I did not change the size, resolution, colors, contrast, etc.

I would love to hear some feedback. How do you think the Glass photos measure up?