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next iPod + iSight = very cool

post #1 of 8
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As some readers have suggested, I think that if the iPod ever got a nicer screen (maybe a color one) and you could connect it to iSight, then you'd have the coolest video recording device.

I'm not sure if the iSight could perch on top of the 'pod, but this would allow users to use their iPods and iSights as standalone devices, or combine them to have an enhanced product.

It'd be the perfect spy kit too. I'm so happy Apple finally decided to release a second non computer iDevice.
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Eventually they'll probably merge iSight into the displays for all Macs.

I'm really surprised they haven't released an 'iCam' - hard disk based digital camera. It would be the perfect companion to iPhoto and would do for digital photograpy what iPod did for digital music.

In fact, they should combine this 'iCam' idea into the iPod! DO IT APPLE!
post #3 of 8
The iPod would need some serious compression horsepower if you wanted to record from an iSight to it.
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What kind of processor would be needed to compress video into the iPod? Something equivalent to what is found on a PocketPC, a Palm? An ultra low voltage G3 maybe?

That would skyrocket the costs. Maybe not a good idea. Well, how come digital cameras can do video?? What powers them to do so? Could that be implemented on iPod (+ an iSight attached to it)?
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That would skyrocket the costs. Maybe not a good idea.

Yeah, there are probably cheaper ways to make your upskirt videos but don't you want to do it with style?
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post #6 of 8
I thought the processor(s) in the iPod were already capable of compressing and decompressing A/V? I think it's built into the hardware of the CPU.
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post #7 of 8
Camcorders have dedicated compression chips. Apple could put one in the iPod, but it would increase the cost.
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Yeah, there are probably cheaper ways to make your upskirt videos but don't you want to do it with style?

Yeah, iPod + iSight + Airport Extreme + .Mac = portable voyeur webcams that stream to the net!
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