|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
A reader recently sent us an email about a new app called Cycorder. Here’s what it had to say:
hey Doug and Brooke, I got this really cool app called cycorder and its pretty neat! I can use the iPhones camera to record video (only 16 frames per second, but you get used to it) only problem is that it doesn’t have sound. I was hoping you could check it out and see if you get sound. Or if you like the app with or without sound, could you do a review on it?
P.S. I am on an iphone 3G with firmware 2.0.2.
Thanks for the tip on the app Adam! I see it’s in Cydia. There’s lots of info there in Cydia about the app like the recording frames per second. It looks like the maximum frames per second is 15 but can be as low as 6 frames per second based on lighting conditions. It’s compressing the video file into a MJPEG file which. This file type supports audio so that’s not the reason you’re not getting sound. After reading some more in the details of the app in Cydia I found this sentence:
It is expected that audio recording will be done within the week and may be sold as a premium feature.
Well, I guess there’s your answer. As long as the app works well and is reasonably priced, I won’t mind if they charge. I guess we’ll see what happens. I still installed the app to see what it’s all about. The app is only 781.2kB so it doesn’t take long to download.
My impressions of the app are great. So far the video looks great when played back on an iPhone. The low light frames per second are acceptable and it does great in better lighting. Here’s the first video I took. You can download them from your iPhone in the /private/var/mobile/Media/Videos folder via SSH.
Let us know what you think. Once it has sound I’m sure it will be amazing!