Using the N8 for Nefarious Purposes?

With great power comes great responsibility. So spoke Peter Parker from Marvel’s Spider Man, and so say I with regards to the N8.

I was in the cinema earlier this week. I wanted to catch the new Coen Brothers’ movie “True Grit”. I went to a local theater and sat in the balcony. The theater was sparsely attended. The trailers were long. Bored, I decided to check my emails on my N8, when all of a sudden I had a thought. I wondered if I could use my N8 as a camcorder to film the movie? This is highly irregular of course, and I had no intent to capture an entire movie, but the question was could I? I had a 16G micro-SD card, and the N8 is capable of capturing HD video. So, was it possible? Camcorders are illegal in movie theaters, but isn’t the N8 capable of acting like a camcorder?

Just as an experiment I decided to film just one-minute of a random trailer. The results were surprising. At 720p with the screen enlarged the video image was clear, but a little grainy. Of course, in a darken theater, you will get noise in the video. The sound was great.

I am not suggesting that N8 users should all go out and become bootleggers, but it is interesting that the technology exists to do so, and it fits right in your pocket.

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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