It looks like it's finally here - a way to grab the raw data of the camera frames on the iPhone OS 3.x.
Update: Apple officially supports this in iOS 4.x using AVFoundation, here's sample code from Apple developer.
A gifted hacker named John DeWeese was nice enough to comment on a post from May 09' with his method of hacking the APIs to get the frames. Though cumbersome, it looks like it should work, but I haven't tried it yet. I promise to try it soon and share my results.
Way to go John!
Some code would be awesome...
Just wanted to report on a breakthrough in my iPhone-CV digging. I found a true realtime frame grabber for the iPhone preview frame (15fps of ~400x300 video), and successfully integrated this video feed with a pure C++ implementation of the MeanShift tracking algorithm. The whole setup runs at realtime, under a few constraints of course, and gives nice results.
Update: Apple officially supports camera video pixel buffers in iOS 4.x using AVFoundation, here's sample code from Apple developer.
So lets dig in...
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