Or at least as real as a proof-of-concept application can get. The iPhone’s lack of video recording was an interesting omission that didn’t really make sense. Battery issues shouldn’t be, well, an issue. There’s really no extra hardware involved. And every other decent cameraphone has video recording capability. So, it’s up to the third-party iPhone developers to bring some fancy video-magic to the table.
The coders over at Monsters and Friends have cranked out an early-stage application that allows a bit of video recording functionality on the iPhone. So far, the application endows the iPhone with 10 seconds of 10fps video recording at 2 megapixel resolution. Apparently, max fps rates are capped around 40-45 frames-per-second. A handful of seconds of measly 10fps video really isn’t that impressive, but that’s not what we’re thinking about here. The real news is that development is ongoing and the ready-for-launch version of the application should bring unlimited video recording (at 15-30+fps) to the iPhone. Next step – get a minute of 30 fps video at a lower resolution.
[Via: iPhone Central]