Seems to be quite a bit of noise online about how you can’t upload HD video from your awesome new iPhone 4 over the air. Even Steve Jobs has weighed in.
I have good news – you can do it today. Easily. Just install SmugShot, sign up for a free trial of SmugMug (you’ll get a nice discount if you signup through SmugShot), and upload HD video to your heart’s content. You’ll need a Power or Pro account, but can use either free for 14 days.
One caveat: Apple doesn’t let us get access to the high res videos from your Library. So you’ll need to film your HD movies using SmugShot. We’re hoping this gets fixed – all versions of iOS prior to 4 didn’t let you get access to high-res photos via your Library either, but they fixed that in iOS 4. I’m assuming they’ll do the same for video at some point (and Steve seems to imply it, too). This is fixed in the latest version, and was our fault, not Apple’s!
(For existing SmugMug family members, yes, this means Power Users can now upload 1080p HD video to their accounts. As always, we’re listening.)
One of my all-time favorite services, Animoto, has teamed up with SmugMug to make truly epic professional quality videos from both your stills and your video clips. I’ve wanted this partnership since 2007, but Animoto’s had their hands full dealing with explosive growth, so it took us a little longer to sit in that tree together than we thought.
The really great thing about this is that it’s totally full-circle and tightly integrated. Find your favorite photos on SmugMug, send them over to Animoto right from SmugMug’s interface (look in the ‘Buy’ button), make a video on Animoto, and then export the video straight back to SmugMug.
It’s awesome, our customers love it, our customers’ customers love it, and I know you will to!