External iSight to iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by icrude, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. icrude macrumors regular

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    Anybody think it's possible hardware wise to hook up an old iSight camera with an old Firewire iPod cable to the iPhone? I'd love to get some helmet cam footage while mountain biking!
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    that would be tight, but the problem that i see with it, is that the SDK restricts developers to access to the dock connector (or it did in the early releases, someone correct me if im wrong). so developers cannot develop an app that requires the dock connector input
     
  3. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Well...an old firewire cable wouldn't fit into an iPhone to begin with, no?

    But as far as camera attachments go, I asked a similar question (more for videoconferencing) here.

    Meanwhile, I'm picturing an iSight taped to the top of your bike helmet, and can't stop smiling... :D
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    well if you got a old ipod firewire cable, a female to female firewire cable, and an isight video camera, wouldnt it fit. idk if the date transmission would be screwed up but it would "fit"
     
  5. icrude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Better than an entire mini-dv camera taped to my head! LOL
     
  6. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Please tell me you actually did this once... :D
     
  7. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    idk about him, but i did it with a bike helmet, we were bike jousting, i wish i could find the video now
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    The old iSight was FW, the iPhone lacks any FW chipset. Thus it wouldn't work.
     
  9. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking about doing this for some biking footage. Never got around to it, didn't want to hard my camera. I imagine it would look pretty awesome though. :p
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone can't be synced with a firewire cable (though it can be charged). So I'm guessing data wouldn't go through for an iSight.
     
  11. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    I am not sure what the power draw is for the old iSight, but that thing is huge so based on size I would guess it would eat through batteries.

    Stupid assumption, but that is my guess.
     
  12. robert93727 macrumors newbie

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    I would buy an external camera for iPhone for shure

    If the camera was small enough. I would use it for mounting to my helmet (dirt Bike) and keep my iphone safely stored away.

    and, If it had a little led light plus a wand attachment, I could use it to find lost stuff like under the couch or to examine tight spaces (like lighting a pilot light or looking inside a motor)

    I think a cam like this would sell easily for $99

    If anyone figures this out I would be totally interested
     

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