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Feature: iPhone support for primary camera

I just bought a wildly expensive iPhone for its wildly high-quality camera. I want to send that video stream to ScreenFlow and use it as my primary camera.

It would save me from hundreds of hours of trouble trying to deal with syncing a DSLR. I'd happily pay lots of money to have this ability.

Here is a technical diagram to help me explain how happy this would make me:

 

In theory - there could be a Telestream app for iOS that silences the phone - and keeps the camera and phone open while recording (removes UI etc) - and allows ScreenFlow to see it in the options. Maybe it even turns the camera off and on based on if you are recording.

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    • sheriffderek
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    • sheriffderek
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I guess I'm calling the "video" option primary - but - just to be clear: here

     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    There are third party iPhone apps that present a clean camera out when you Record from iOS Device. iPhone itself doesn't pass the camera out otherwise. 

    EpocCam may work although we don't officially support.
    Of course, it might be interesting if we had our own app.
     

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  • I installed EpocCam and it seems to work well. You need the paid upgrade version to get an adequate resolution. The process is clunky - I don't understand why the Mac can't just see this as an input without the convoluted proxy server system. One limitation is the zoom seems hard-coded to either 1x or 2x. But the image is fantastic. Yes, Telestream should have it's own app.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Howard Levin We do for Wirecast, Wirecast Go. What's needed to do this may require more work than the actual value though. Depending on wifi when hard wired is better is an example 

    Howard Levin said:
    I don't understand why the Mac can't just see this as an input without the convoluted proxy server system.

     One would need to understand the purpose and why Apple makes such decisions. Consider that Apple has AirPlay but what works for some things can present technical challenges in other cases.

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  • I'm kinda late to the party on this one, but...

    I have the same objective as above. I want my iPhone to appear as an option in the "Record video from" dropdown list. 

    When I use EpocCam Pro the quality is not great, and the audio and video are a little out of sync.

    When I record on my iPhone 11, and then AirDrop the .mov file to my HD, and then import into ScreenFlow (Version 7.3.1), I can't see, or hear, anything (See other threads on this topic). I have to open, and resave, the .mov using Quicktime (converting it to .mp4), and then import into ScreenFlow.

    There's got to be a better way...Any help would be appreciated!!

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Jamie Corroon Please vote for this feature request to encourage the developers to offer a better way. 

    Another option may be to use Newtek NDI HX Camera and then Newtek NDI (Virtual Input)  Video in.

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  • I don't understand (please forgive me if I misunderstood the question)... but...
    Why can't you just use the built-in "Record iOS Device" feature?
    Then just search for any photo app which can go fullscreen like Camra or Full Screen Camera as an app that will give you a "Clean HDMI out" equivalent on a DSLR.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 1 yr ago
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    Nick AlikA said:
    Why can't you just use the built-in "Record iOS Device" feature? Then just search for any photo app which can go fullscreen like Camra or Full Screen Camera as an app that will give you a "Clean HDMI out" equivalent on a DSLR.

     Using a "clean" camera app is the current solution. The Camo Studio app works in my testing as well for example. There are multiple solutions depending on convenience and budget (some of the better apps are not free).

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  • I arrived here while searching for this very solution. I too wish it existed directly within Screenflow. I have added my vote to the counter.

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