Nokia Push N8 Competition

October 4, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones | 1 Comment |
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Nokia has produced two different, special Nokia N8 prototypes to show the world what’s possible with these camera phones using a bit of creativity. The prototypes have been produced within the framework of the Nokia Push project, which began in September 2009 when the company called on the hacker and modder community, asking what they could dream to do with the Nokia N900 (the N8 was not available back then). The PushKAPing - KAP stands for Kite Aerial Photography - prototype allows photographers and filmmakers to capture photos and videos with a Nokia N8 suspended from a kite rig by letting them use another N8 on the ground to control exactly what is being shot. The Push Skating prototype takes the world of skate games away from the games console and back to the streets by allowing skaters’ boards to communicate with their N8 to score every single little move they make. Nokia now have four of each prototype to give away to anybody who can inspire them with a creative treatment of how they would show the world what is possible with them.

All you need to do is submit an idea for the short film, event, show or moment you would create using one of these prototypes. Nokia will also be giving away a Nokia N8 and $1000 to bring their idea to life. The submission deadline is 15 October 2010.

PushKAPing

 
Push Skating

Nokia Press Release

Nokia Push N8 Competition

The Nokia Push project is a celebration of ingenuity and open technology, and we’ve developed two prototypes designed to work with the new Nokia N8 that push the boundaries of what the device can do.

Push began in September 2009 when we called on the hacker and modder community, asking what they could dream to do with the Nokia N900. Dream big they did. From hundreds of submissions we chose two to develop into functioning prototypes — Push KAPing and Push Skating — that also challenge the boundaries of their respective activities. This next phase of Push is all about getting creative with these prototypes.

One is the Push KAPing (Kite Aerial Photography) prototype.  By using two Nokia N8s that communicate with one another wirelessly, filmmakers can now fly one suspended from a kite rig whilst using another on the ground to not only see, but also control exactly what is being shot in 12 megapixels or full HD recording from above.

You can see the film we created for Push KAPing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptar26PeMjM

The second is the Push Skating prototype that takes the world of skate games away from the games console and back to the streets by allowing skaters’ boards to communicate with their N8 to score every single little move they make.

You can see the film we created for Push Skating here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9FLAUwtUVs

These films were made to inspire the creative community, and they only scratch the surface of what can be done.

What we’re really pleased to announce is that Nokia now have four of each prototype to give away to anybody who can inspire us with a creative treatment of how they would show the world what is possible. Nokia will also be giving away a Nokia N8 and $1000 to bring their idea to life. The submission deadline is 15 October 2010.

Full details of this project can be found at http://nokia.com/push



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#1 Frith

With a bit of know-how, the N8 looks to be quite good, but I think the average Joe would struggle to get photos and videos as good as those above.

Any particular tips for using the N8?

2:42 pm - Monday, November 1, 2010