Originally Posted by optikalthps
iphones actually record live events pretty well.. sound quality wise...
my HD7 has excellent video quality but the sound quality lacks...
i dont see the problem with recording a short clip of the band as a memoir for yourself? you arent gaining anything, not making a profit off of a cellphone recording of a band haha...
Everyone has a different idea if what a ok recording is cellphones are not high on the list but they do better than point and shoot cameras. I personally see this as a good thing not because it will do anything for infringement but because im sick of seeing tons of cellphone's being held over peoples heads. You see it a lot in shows were they had a production crew come out and set up to record for a dvd or what ever and you will almost always end up with shots of some fans phone. So there is that side to the coin and this will help slow the large amount of crappy youtube vids with both awful sound a video quality.
Off topic a bit
I actually do a lot of producing of shows with both national and local acts and generally i will just ask the road manager if its ok for me to fill for me to use later as promotional clips. Most of the time its yes as long as they get a copy of the footage as well once im in the ok i get my camera set up and most of the time im able to get a line out from FOH so my sq is exactly what it was in the room. Im at the point were i have tons of footage from lots of groups.