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PBF ShowTime Brings Working Video Capture to the iPhone

Polar Bear Farm Software has recently released a somewhat groundbreaking piece of third-party software for the Apple iPhone called PBF ShowTime. ShowTime's claim to fame is that it brings video capture/recording to the iPhone - a feature not natively found on the iPhone (at least not as of firmware 1.1.2). Though other experimental applications that record video on the iPhone have been released, none have been as well-formed or fully featured as ShowTime.

That's not to say that ShowTime doesn't have it's issues. It certainly does. First, a look at what ShowTime can do:
  • record video at a rate of 6 frames/second
  • record video at a resolution of 320 x 627
  • save recorded videos to the iPhone

Though seemingly simple, that's nothing to squawk at. This simple feature list is, as mentioned, more than we've seen from other attempts. Take a look at the following video to see ShowTime in action.


Unfortunately, there are two main problems with ShowTime at this point: 1) no compression of recorded video (fills up your iPhone's storage quickly) and 2) video is saved to a RAW format not playable outside of ShowTime. Thankfully, that's promised to change. According to PBF,


Please be aware that video is not captured in any standard compressed video format at this stage. We are currently working to add a post-process option, to convert the uncompressed captured video into a form playable by most media players.


If you want to give PBF ShowTime a try for free, you can. The free version of the software limits video capture to 5 seconds. If you want to record longer video, you'll have to "donate" $10 and get a licensed copy. Installation information and more is available on the Polar Bear Farm website.
 

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that is one of the things i hate about my iphone is that i can't take video and i can't zoom, and either i'm stupid or this phone doesn't do picture messaging.
 

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that is one of the things i hate about my iphone is that i can't take video and i can't zoom, and either i'm stupid or this phone doesn't do picture messaging.
modmyifone.com, visit those forums and you will learn allot about your Iphone. With a non-jailbrocken phone you cannot picture message, but there are a couple of third party apps that have accomplished this. There is also a third party app that give you a plethora a camera functions, including zoom.
 

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There is also a third party app that give you a plethora a camera functions, including zoom.
Wouldn't that zoom be rather useless, as it's more than likely just digital zoom? I could crop the damned thing in my own computer.
 

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Wouldn't that zoom be rather useless, as it's more than likely just digital zoom? I could crop the damned thing in my own computer.
Exactly, I think this software is shit and I can just process the photos on my computer if I want to.
 

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i would do the jail break stuff to my iphone but isnt 1.1.3 coming out soon then you would have to do it all over again.

plus 1.1.3 will come with a navigation via google maps :)
 

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i would do the jail break stuff to my iphone but isnt 1.1.3 coming out soon then you would have to do it all over again.

plus 1.1.3 will come with a navigation via google maps :)
1.1.3 = big deal, they will have it jailbroken the first week it's out. I could not imagine my iphone not jailbroken; to many great app's out for it.

AppSnapp will jailbreak your phone very painlessly, so easy my wife could do it, (just visit the link on your iphone and click install, thats it). It also installs Installer on your phone so point and touch all the rest of the applications to your phone.
 
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