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The first real(!) iPhone 3GS video camera enhancer released!

The first real iPhone 3GS video camera hack released!

I've just released the 3G S version of my previous iPhone 4-only camera hack (see http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/how-you-can-make-your-iphone-4-much-more-versatile-video-camera ; please check out the iPhone 4 manual for more info on how the GUI works. The 3G S version is only a bit different from the iPhone4 one, so, your learning curve won't be so steep as when starting from scratch.).


The tool allows for greatly increasing resolution and fine-tuning data rate (in Simple view) and fine-tune all parameters (in Advanced view).

As usual, I also provide you with all the sources; see http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13100693/html/062011iPhone3GSCameraHack/iP43GSCamEnhancer.zip

The directly deployable Cydia package is on the same Cydia repo (http://www.winmobiletech.com/cy or http://winmobiletech.com/cy ). Make sure you download the 3GS-specific one and not the one for the 4.0! (See image below)

I've directly tested this on my 4.2.1 3G S. I couldn't directly test it on a 4.3+ 3G S. However, exactly the same codebase works just fine on the iPhone 4 4.3.x (where, in general, the only difference is a directory name) with different parameters; therefore, the utility should work on the 3G S 4.3.x too.

Feedback, bug reports etc. are welcome - and don't forget I'll post a full article, full of test videos and pictures, on what the different parameters do, in 1-2 days! (I just didn't want to wait any more with releasing the app itself before publishing the article. After all, you can use the app even without reading the article.)

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Werner Ruotsalainen is an iOS and Java programming lecturer who is well-versed in programming, hacking, operating systems, and programming languages. Werner tries to generate unique articles on subjects not widely discussed. Some of his articles are highly technical and are intended for other programmers and coders.

Werner also is interested in photography and videography. He is a frequent contributor to not only mobile and computing publications, but also photo and video forums. He loves swimming, skiing, going to the gym, and using his iPads. English is one of several languages he speaks.