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The Future: ‘Condition One’ May Revolutionize Photo/Video Journalism, Reporting, & the Documentary/Indie Film Trade

What is it: Condition One is an iPad app that will be newly launched by the time you read this post. What we’ve learned from the trailer(listed below) is that you turn your iPad into a portable video camera. When viewing what you have filmed, you can swipe to see different angles during playback. From what we can tell Condition One personalizes the viewing experience through portable film making. It’s as if you have become the intrepid reporter behind enemy lines seeking out the story within. It blends photo journalism and reporting in interesting ways. That’s how we see it anyway. One top of all that, it’s free!

This app has quickly become the second reason we’d spend money on an iPad.

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The Condition ONE app gives users the ability to look in any direction while viewing footage. By pivoting and tilting the iPad, one literally manipulates the corresponding field of view. The highly sensitive motion controls produce the illusion of looking through a window into another reality, giving a visceral sense of ‘being there’.

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Our Strange Sky: The Many Views of Endeavour’s Last Launch

The Space Shuttle Endeavour launched for the sky for the last time 15 days ago. Trey Ratcliff scoped an inspiring shot of Endeavour worm-holing into the clouds. Stefanie Gordon with her handy futurephone caught the awesome sight of Endeavour blasting free from the top layer of clouds and shared with the world. And NASA shared a shot of their own from a shuttle training aircraft. You can watch a video of the launch here.

Endeavour returns to Earth Wednesday June 1, 2011.

Trey Ratcliff’s Dream of Endeavour

Even though I had my Nikon D3X set up on a tripod with my 28-300 lens, I actually shot this picture with my 50mm prime lens on my Nikon D3S! Everything did go according to plan, and I had run through the routine a few times before the launch. The plan was to fire away on my main body during the first 15 seconds or so. At that point, the D3X starts to have bufferring problems, so I switched to my Chewbacca-bandolier D3S. I pulled it up into a vertical orientation and rapid-fired just as the shuttle tore into the clouds.

As soon as the Endeavour worm-holed into the cloud layer, the strange staccato-bass of torn air came skipping across the water into the press area. The sound was not at all what I expected, but it was awesome dot com.

Stefanie Gordon’s Space Shuttle Twitpic

APOD’s Space Shuttle Rising Tribute

If you looked out the window of an airplane at just the right place and time last week, you could have seen something very unusual — the space shuttle Endeavour launching to orbit. Images of the rising shuttle and its plume became widely circulated over the web shortly after Endeavour’s final launch.

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RESTREPO Director Tim Hetherington and Photographer Chris Hondros Killed in Libya

Hetherington was with a group of photo journalists who were all injured in the attack, including Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, whose wounds are said to be “grave.”

Above is an ABC news video about the tragedy with a trailer to RESTREPO included.

We’ve not seen RESTREPO yet. A good friend and Iraq veteran has insisted that it should be at the top of our to-watch list.

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