use itouch as external camcorder lcd monitor?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' 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. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    What is an iTouch??
     
  3. whiteside1000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what is an iTOUCH

    it's what the iPod Touch is called here in Europe...
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    By whom?? Certainly not by Apple.

    But to answer your question I don't think what you are asking is possible. Maybe with the SDK developers can whip up something to help in the future.
     
  5. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    He's right. It's not called an iTouch (shudder) in Europe.

    I don't think what you are asking would be possible. The iPod Touch would either have to connect by WiFi or by USB. As USB uses a master/slave setup for controlling devices, I assume both would be a slave device. They would therefore lack the functionality to handshake.

    I wonder if it would have been possible with Firewire...

    And wi-fi would be flakey, unreliable and probably way too slow for viewing full quality video feeds.
     
  6. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    totally impossible.

    Don't even know why you'd want to do this. You'll see the Powerbook G5 before this 'feature'
     

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