Well, it doesn’t natively support video conferencing of any sort (let alone video recording), but hackers at Mac Daddy World have come up with a neat little hack to hold a video conference between two iPhones. With the help of a handy mirror-gizmo,this custom hack “captures video from the iPhone’s camera, compresses it, and sends it to a web server, where it’s relayed to another iPhone, and vice-versa, resulting in a nice two-way video conference.” If you need audio, just make the call, put it on speakerphone, and start the program. Voila! Video conferencing on the iPhone.
Apparently, you can use your iPhone’s voice connection while pulling down data for the video stream, but the coolest part of this hack is the use of the iPhone’s camera to capture video. There may be hope for video recording on the iPhone yet! If these guys could turn the iPhone camera into a video camera for a contest, we imagine a natively installed third-party video recording app couldn’t be far away (or maybe even a tweak to the iPhone’s camera app to allow video capture).
The hack is not yet available to the public, as it was intended as a one-off contest entry/proof-of-concept project. We’re crossing our fingers for some sort of public release of this hack in the near future.
[Via: Mac Daily News]