use itouch as external camcorder lcd monitor?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by whiteside1000, May 21, 2008.

  1. whiteside1000 macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know how to use an itouch as an external video monitor for a camcorder? I have a Canon XL2 (which only has a viewfinder but no swing-out lcd viewfinder) and I would love it if I could feed the video signal directly from the videoout/firewire out from the camcorder to it. I have been told that this is basically possible, but requires a little software solution... any information regarding this would be terrific!
    Thanks,
    andrew
     
  2. PMB macrumors 65816

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  3. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    the ipod has NO video input well besides syncing videos via iTunes lol
     
  4. macman44 macrumors newbie

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    What would be the point in doing this?

    Also why didn't you just get a camcorder with a swing out LCD in the first place if it's important to you?
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    He obviously doesn't want to buy a new camera, and that isn't even the issue here.

    To the OP: your best bet is to find out if there is a jailbreak program that allows you to use the dock connecter port as a video in. I know that's not very helpful, but as of right now there isn't a way to do what you are asking without jailbreaking.
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    even with jailbreaking the ipod will not accept a video input without (I'm guessing) a hardware mod
     

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