Can I trigger iPhone 4 camera without touching it?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Gary.Oak, May 25, 2011.

  1. Gary.Oak macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    I’m trying to generate some 3D data using two iPhone 4’s and software found at

    There is a video on You tube (( )) where they have used two iPhone 4’s to resolve a 3D sequence at 30 fps using the iPhone’s HD cameras. I’d like to do something similar but create some 3D data using the iPhone’s 5MP still camera.

    The problem I’m having is that I can’t find a way to remotely trigger my iphone 4’s without touching them. Also I need to keep my focus and exposure locked… is there an app or a creative way to trigger an iPhone 4 remotely while keeping the camera’s focus and exposure locked ?

    My setup is quite simple and uses two iPhone 4’s, two Pro adapters from and a Manfrotto tripod, as seen here…

  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    if your jailbroken look at PictureMe it lets you set a timmer so you can delay the picture also you can have it take up to 5 consecutive snaps with one tap
  3. Gary.Oak thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    Thanks for your reply!
    Niether iPhone 4 in the picture are jailbroken, can I still get an app that is like PictureMe?
  4. diomorphine macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2012
    Did you ever find a solution to your problem?
  5. mrhuggy macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    The Apple headset or any headset with volume control will work as a bulb for for the camera. Just set the iPhone to use the volume control as a camera button.

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