iPhone direct camera access

Nibbie
Posts: 2
Joined: 2009.01
Post: #1
Hello,
Can you guys help me - is it possible to have an access to iPhone camera image directly?
I found only this interface: http://developer.apple.com/iphone/librar...ion_4.html

Say, if I want to have camera out shown as texture for in game environment? Or for example for detecting faces like Sony camera does - i need to capture camera and some realtime processing. Is possible?
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Sage
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Joined: 2002.09
Post: #2
I've never looked at the camera interface, but from what I understand, you cannot.

That is the reason why there are no official video recording apps for the iPhone. Making one would mean you broke the agreement to only use public APIs.

Scott Lembcke - Howling Moon Software
Author of Chipmunk Physics - A fast and simple rigid body physics library in C.
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Moderator
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Post: #3
You can only access the camera through Apple's interface. You are unable to directly access the hardware.

Kyle Richter
DragonForged.com
Twitter: @kylerichter
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Nibbie
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Post: #4
From what I seen, there is so called "private frameworks" which indeed prohibits apple agreement but as I understand its possible for internal usage and than pitch to apple.
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