Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Give me one reason I'd love to have my videos playing in the background or any other 'feature' of "real" multitasking.
Actually, I can give you a pretty good reason for the current iPad -- and even more so for the next one. It's rather specialized, but here goes:
There already is a VideoCam with WiFi that transmits the image to an iPad during live capture.
As the video is shot, an assistant logs, evaluates and classifies various shots to prepare them for editing. This very tedious and time-consuming job is usually done in the studio and delays the actual editing process by several hours. With "live logging" the delay is virtually eliminated.Sony launch XMPilot an iPad app that lets you log shots as you shoot for direct ingest into Final Cut Pro bins
I believe the iPad with A5 CPU/GPU/RAM may be robust enough to background transcode the shots into something lightweight like ProRes Proxy. During pauses in the filming they could begin transmission of these proxy clips to the studio.
Or, 2 iPads could be used -- one for logging and another for transcoding.
As the proxy clips arrive, the editor can ingest them into FCPX and and immediately start editing the proxy media and very quickly get to a rough or first cut. Later, as the full-quality media arrives, it is immediately ingested and replaces the proxy media, while preserving the edits already applied.
I can see this being used for news, sports, live events -- where turn-around time is critical. No need to be concerned about battery, because the electrical equipment required by the cameras is more than enough to keep the iPads charged.
You might be watching video of that event you just attended on the iPads in your car -- before you leave the parking lot!