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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mcbtrain929, May 26, 2010.

  1. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert
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    I want to get the input/opinions of some other people on this topic. I have a couple of big events coming up that I will be recording with my (soon to have) Evo. Now I know that Qik is gonna be huge when it comes to 2 way video calls, but my question/dilemma is to either use the native Camcorder/Video Camera app and upload them to Youtube, or to use the Qik app and have it stored on the Qik site.

    From what I've heard and seen, when a video is recorded/streamed to Qik, the quality that results on the Qik site is NOT nearly as good as what you're actually seeing and recording on your screen (compression, whatever, bla bla bla). However, I have seen videos on Youtube from people with EVO's where the quality is a ton better and it looks really good.

    So, why would anyone want to use the Qik app to take video recordings, when the end result on their website is of less quality as supposed to using the Camcorder/Video Camera app and posting it to Youtube? Is the only benefit for Qik is that people can watch your video being streamed pretty much right then and there (with only a little delay)??

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  2. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    I would use the native camera app, and then upload later...

    and yes the appeal of qik is the fact that its pretty much real time, people can chat (via text) while you're streaming... try it out, it may even work with your "old ass Nokia" lol Qik | Supported Devices
  3. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert
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  4. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    qik is AWESOME! i love it on my EVO. There is only about an 8 second delay
  5. jimmerz

    jimmerz Newbie

    Well I can tell you that I am new to uploading any videos via my phone (droid eris) but from what I have seen, Youtube is much better quality. I have only uploaded 6 videos to Qik so far and it is very jumpy and choppy. Youtube at least seems to be smooth. IMO

    I love how Qik is live as you record, and I am sure it will improve over time.
  6. MyHTCevo

    MyHTCevo Well-Known Member

    This is what I do, anything that's important to me, that I'll be showing people and want to keep around I will RECORD THE VIDEO AND HAVE IT ON MY PHONE.

    Anything that I'm just like huh check out what I'm looking at, this is cool, this is live, this is going on right now I use Qik. It allows you to show/document stuff without taking up any room on your phones memory card.

    So if its important record it with your phone's native video camera

    Just showing and documenting, use Qik
  7. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    if you look there is a feature on qik that saves on copy on your phone/sd card while your uploading
  8. MyHTCevo

    MyHTCevo Well-Known Member

    Hmm I'll be interested to see if it is Qik quality or native video camera quality.

    (I'm still waiting on my review unit once this thing launches!)
  9. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert
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    makes sense to me!

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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