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Plug an iSight into iPod and record video?

Jon Fortt writes about Apple’s recently announced Power Mac G5, iSight and upcoming Panther OS X. In the article, Fortt speculates using iSight with iPod for recording video.

“Slap the iSight onto a 15-gigabyte iPod and all of a sudden you’ve got a hard-drive-based camcorder that can hold hours of Quicktime video, plus play music.

Jobs didn’t have Apple build the iSight just to make a Web cam that mounts to the top of a monitor. If monitor mounting were his big stroke of creative genius, he could have simply asked a third-party developer to make monitor mounts. Jobs is thinking bigger than that, and Apple is staking out strategic territory. It’s focusing on audio, video and voice communication, which translates into MP3 players, camcorders and phones. If I were a betting man, I’d wager that an Apple-branded camcorder and an Apple-branded phone aren’t too far off.”

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The concept of connecting and iSight to my iPod to take video is great. Let’s see why:

1) Poor college student who gets Apple discounts on iPod (but not iSight)

2) I cant justify spending $400 for a DV camcorder just to make a few projects with

3) It makes the devices have multiple purposes

How many MP3 players can tote they are fast enough to handle video recording?

Battery Life was mentioned, anyone notice Apple has a optional battery pack that plugs into the bottom of the iPod and has a pass-thru for the firewire cable?

As for the streaming, I wouldn’t expect it to be perfect. But, if it can do it at all, I’d like it to. I’d love to spend $149 for a camera that can be used as a stand alone camera or a web cam, use my iPod to take short clips of things (like the MAX train ride which doens’t need a screen to see anything) and edit it when I get home.

I think it has it’s niche, let’s just hope it happens.

Posted by KC on August 1, 2003 at 12:09 AM (CDT)


ok were do I buy this iSight for iPod touch at? Plzzzzzzz tell me soon send your answer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted by davonta on December 17, 2008 at 9:19 AM (CST)

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