I recently ran a sectional at Darby High School where I am the assistant director. Students were preparing playing test excerpts from their music. At the end of class with only two minutes left, I asked the students if they would like to have a recording of the excerpts to listen to at home. All of them said “YES!,” so I decided to try out my iPhone 4’s video capabilities, along with it’s “Upload to YouTube” function.
My results were fantastic! The video quality of the iPhone 4 is great. I could even do a quick edit with the iPhone’s built-in “trim” feature.
I was a bit worried that uploading wouldn’t be so quick, but it was very simple and rather fast! Our schools do not have Wi-fi (much to my displeasure) so I was forced to use the available 3G network. One thing to consider is video length- my videos were under 2 minutes in length.
Once I clicked the Share icon and selected “Upload to YouTube,” I was presented with a box where I had to fill in details for my video. After this, the video uploaded in about a minute.
This is a really quick way to put up some simple directives or excerpts that students can access in a snap.