iPhone monitor for DSLR possible?
Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:18 AM
So I've got a Canon 7d and an iPhone and was thinking it would amazing if I could use the latter as an on-board monitor. I'm wondering if this would even be theoretically possible via USB with a custom dock cable and a EOS Utility-like app, or with a custom dock to mini-HDMI cable. Or even Bluetooth/WiFi.
I know this is all highly unlikely, but does anyone know if the dock connector would even be able to support connectivity like this? I'd bet the first person to figure this out would make a boatload of money...
FWIW, there is this: http://www.macworld....and=false#descr
Unfortunately, it still requires you to be tethered to a laptop which kinda defeats the purpose.
Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:26 PM
Could you? Anything's possible given software.
Would Steve Jobs let you? Eh, wel...
Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:28 PM
No one has done it yet, though it seems like it's just a matter of time.
Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:07 AM
You could probably transfer the video by remote, ala steadicam monitors. . .
Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:38 PM
There's an app. for that? Whoop-de-fuh-ken do.
I'd rather a 12" (25cm) monitor than a 4" (10cm) one. . .
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:29 AM
Yep. Now I remember where I saw that!
You mean something like this.... http://prolost.com/b...now-please.html
Karl, it's not meant to be the best monitor ever, but just a quick, lightweight, and cheap (since I already have one) on-board monitoring solution for a DSLR. Just rig up an articulated clamp with a hotshoe mount to hold it and you're good to go. I'm sure you could do some cool things with the multi-touch screen too.
But hey, I'd still like to see a 12" monitor mounted onto a DSLR just for kicks. That doesn't sound top-heavy at all.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:37 PM
The point is obviously to do this on the iPad, not the phone...
Will you be hacking some code for this, Ben? You could get the cables made in Asia for pretty cheap if you could anticipate market demand. Once you square a cable deal a package of apps could be used. These DSLR movie cams are going to get more prolific, I expect, more so as the technology gets better.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:38 PM
Instead, we'll probably wind up with a big red record button and a live histogram if you're lucky.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:18 PM