Accessory purports to capture & stream live video from any iPhone, iPad app without a Mac ...

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The "EzRecLN" capture device allows for capture of video from a connected iOS device, with a stream able to be sent across a USB cable, or stored on a micro SD card installed into the device.




First spotted by Macotakara The EzRecLN box can send live video from any source including a home screen of an iPhone or iPad to a PC, or store H.264 video on a SD card. The device can also be connected to a television with a HDMI port, opening up the possibility of presentations without using AirPlay or an Apple HDMI connector.

To a connected Windows computer, the device is seen as a "UHD Grabber Device" and provided software allows for streaming. While no specific Mac utility is mentioned in the original report, as the video is saved as H.264 the possibility remains that a Mac-compatible utility like VLC or something similar can handle the stream.




The device can handle inputs up to 4K60, but recorded data is limited to 1080P video at 30 frames per second.

Macotakara suggests that the device could be used by game streamers on Twitch, or similar services as well.

The EzRecLN retails for ? 21,800, or about $192, direct from the manufacturer. The device does not appear to be MFi certified, and it seems likely that Apple could block the functionality of the device at any time with a firmware or iOS update.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,479member
    My iPhone can stream and record video without using an accessory. 
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 2 of 4
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,061member
    Why would anyone want to use that device over the comparatively svelte Lightning to HDMI adapter? 

    It seems to me the main purpose of this is recording video from iOS sources, suggesting pirating of video sources not easily possible from an iOS device at present. It also suggests it can pirate video from a Mac as well. I would think Apple would block this functionality as fast as possible. Then what is it but an expensive and bulky video adapter? An Apple TV is less expensive for most presentation purposes.
    wonkothesane
  • Reply 3 of 4

    I hope this fashion will die when people mature.
    jd_in_sb said:
    My iPhone can stream and record video without using an accessory. 
    Wll that's good, but thi is not substitute to record everything for long time. iPhone is one thing and another to record everything being streamed on this protocol. iPhone is not the only thing you stream from, right?
  • Reply 4 of 4
    mac_128 said:
    Why would anyone want to use that device over the comparatively svelte Lightning to HDMI adapter? 

    It seems to me the main purpose of this is recording video from iOS sources, suggesting pirating of video sources not easily possible from an iOS device at present. It also suggests it can pirate video from a Mac as well. I would think Apple would block this functionality as fast as possible. Then what is it but an expensive and bulky video adapter? An Apple TV is less expensive for most presentation purposes.
    Because HDMI is not only source and not all devices are HDMI. Protocol of data from iOS to display is not excatly HDMI either. You want to tap in different format sources and encode them on fly to something that can be stored and played again on any device (not replayed only on tha ssame device with it's own protocol like HDMI)
    edited March 2017
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