∞ Testing the iPod nano video capabilities

There have been a lot of questions about the quality of the iPod nano’s video camera, so I thought I’d enlist the help of a friend and test it out. I grabbed a good friend of mine, Bill Lonero, to play guitar in the video, just to see how it would come out. We did it in his living room about mid-afternoon, with just natural light from the sun.

The iPod records the video at 640 x 480 with millions of colors in the .mp4 H.264 format. There are two channels of 44.1 audio and a standard 29.97 frames per second.

What you see here is a 20-second video that is a total of 6.8MB.