using iphone as video input


    Jun 10 2010 | 8:10 pm
    Does anyone know if it's possible to use the iPhone's camera as a video input to jit.qt.grab?

    • Jun 11 2010 | 1:52 pm
      This app lets you use your iphone camera as a webcam. Although I haven't tried it with Jitter, can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work.
    • Jun 11 2010 | 1:57 pm
      thanks, i'll look into this. some bad reviews, have you used this app, David?
    • Jun 12 2010 | 3:11 pm
      I just tried it out with Jitter and the video coming through was 1-dimensional, ie the same x-value was being seen across the y-axis. Not sure why this is, but perhaps not the best solution in this case. Haven't seen anything else that can do this though.
    • Sep 14 2010 | 9:02 pm
    • Sep 23 2011 | 8:40 pm
      yes, strange. I used the pocketcam a year ago and it was fine and now it is not??? a change in Jitter, a change in pocketcam, i don't know
      has there been any new apps since a year ago?
    • Oct 20 2016 | 5:20 am
      Just thought I'd top this thread, since it's been about 6 years now.. This seems like something a lot of people would potentially want to do (or already be doing) with Jitter... Has anyone solved an open-source solution for the time being?
    • Oct 20 2016 | 4:42 pm
      Last time I worked with this, I found Airbeam to be the most reliable/flexible option. http://appologics.com/airbeam
      Also, if you have a newer iphone and computer you get much better frame-rates and lower latency by connecting the idevices directly over wifi to the computer instead of running thru a router.
      Oh yes - all video is transmitted as syphon streams.
      ChristopherO
    • Oct 20 2016 | 5:00 pm
      airbeam looks amazing, thanks for sharing!
    • Oct 21 2016 | 6:31 pm
      Yes, airbeam is "quite" cool and easy. And it allows for turning on the light on the iphone while sending video too...
      If you do a Adhoc network the latency is not too bad at all.
      This is how I located the giant dead possum up under/in my house - I used a iphone with Airbeam like a periscope, made a horrible job a little less horrible.