So You'd Like to create a human-powered internet video.
This Amazon "So You'd Like to..." Guide explores the basics of human-powered electricity generating, battery storage and power conversion for powering simple digital video projects intended for internet publishing.
- An iPhone 4 with iMovie App, or some other energy-efficient device(s) with which to record, edit and upload your project, and all of their chargers. (I originally recorded using a Flip MinoHD camcorder, and edited and uploaded using an MacBook Air laptop. But it takes much less time and effort to charge my new iPhone 4) Apple iPhone 4 32GB Verizon CDMA
2. Connect the iPhone 4 to the PowerPack using an approved charger. It is preferable to use an auto cigarette lighter-style DC charger to a household-style AC charger because some of the hard-earned electricity will be lost in the power conversion. My PowerPack has one cigarette lighter-style DC adapter and an integrated Inverter with two standard 3-prong household-style outlets. elago Micro USB Auto Charger for iPhone 5S/5C/4S ,Samsung Galaxy and Other Device with USB Port
3. When fully charged, disconnect the iPhone and go record your movie. For $4.99 you can edit your movie using the iMovie App (which incidentally was created by the same digital video editing mind that created Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie for Mac OS X.) If you are using other devices to record and edit, you will need to account for the electricity requirements when charging up your PowerPack (or other battery setup.) Five-Star Apps: The best iPhone and iPad apps for work and play
I can not overemphasize the benefits of using an energy-efficient all-in-one device such as the Apple, Inc. iPhone 4 for Human-Powered New Media production. With it, you can spend more time making your Internet Video, and less time burning calories to capture electrons! Apple iPhone 4 Black Smartphone 32GB (AT&T)
5. Remember, to make a Human-Powered Internet Video, you can't charge your devices using grid-connected power, or even another Renewable Energy source such as Wind, Solar, or Hydro. Don't cheat! Drain your batteries before you pedal or crank. 40W Solar Panel Kit