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The Isight is a great video camera with
firewire output and the Ipod has lots of
digital storage with firewire input.
If you had an adaptor to compress the
video stream from the camera and feed it
to the ipod you would have a nice hard
disk based camcorder.
Of course you would need
to update the
software so the ipod screen could show
the video so you could see what you were
The adapter would probably need a
supplementary battery, as all this is very
Just plugging in your ipod to your
computer would certainly be better than
80 Gb beats that measely Ipod (checkout Camera Plugin) [PainOCommonSense, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||It is not just storage it is bandwidth.
The hard drives struggle to absorb a
real time video stream, even when
||If you notice, phones and cameras that
do video clips have limited durations,
even though there is space - this is
down to the need to cache in high
||That said, I like the idea, but feel it has
not been done yet as we are waiting for
technoliogy to catch up. We still need a
better screen, but...
||...even though I think Apple will release
something like it at WWDC2004 (plus
the 60GB iPod).
||Check the link to the Archos 380. The HD don't struggle! No extra battery already has a screen and probably costs the same as your Isight + Ipod + Adapter.
||Well, capture rate is 320x240, about 1/
3 - 1/4 the data rate of a MiniDV and
remember that the HD on the iPod is
not your normal ATA, thought it will hit