Time for a little update on this series of comments about the experience of my fathers using an iPad 2:
A couple of weeks ago, we spent the weekend with my family at our hometown. And Saturday, a bunch of people decided to organize an old tradition called "estudiantina", which consists of people wearing traditional suits and singing also traditional songs.
I was nicely surprised as my father (who has done loads of pictures with the iPad, but never tried video thus far) decided by himself to try video for that occasion. And he made a couple of videos from the "estudiantina" which, while being far from the best Spielberg efforts, are quite a huge accomplishment for him.
Today we uploaded the video to youtube, something he was very interested in doing, as he wants to share this video with old friends.
My parent was a bit confused as the iPad was changing the orientation by itself, and we will solve that for the next time. Besides, he didn't tell me he planned to record this video, so I discovered it after the recording; and this is good news to me, as it means he is becoming more and more interested in exploring, by himself, stuff he has not used yet in the iPad. And this was a really nice surprise to me, as it meant that slowly, but continuously, my parent feels confident enough to try new things without me being at his side as "tech support".
But the focus here was that my parent was all amazed at the simple (to us) fact of making a video that easily. Let me stress that all of this is almost magic for them.
So I am proudly posting here the first digital video made by my father (in HD!):