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I want to film my puppies, but when they see me, they do not act naturally.

Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me:

  • to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi?
  • to remotely, from the Mac, start/stop recording on the iPhone?

I'm currently trying iKeyboardRemote but it allows me only start and stop recording via Bluetooth (and without any feedback). I would like to see when to start recording and when to stop.

I have found several apps in the App Store that allow remote video between two iPhones or iPhone/iPad, but found none for iPhone to Mac OS X. (I don't have two iPhones, nor an iPad).

Unfortunately, I have upgraded to 6.1.3 on 4S, so I can't jailbreak it for installing a VNC server, which would be the easiest and best solution.

I'm hoping I missed some apps — can anybody suggest a solution?

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When you do get your second iOS device - this is ultimate. – bassplayer7 May 15 '13 at 16:34
@bassplayer7 YES! This is really cool device. – jm666 May 15 '13 at 16:42
You can use screen mirroring to view your screen on e.g. an AppleTV. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen May 15 '13 at 17:06
up vote 2 down vote accepted

There seem to be a handful of apps available that allow your iPhone to act as a webcam for your Mac over Wi-Fi, which would allow you to view and record video from them. A few of the ones I found:

For recording purposes, you may need to use the built-in recording functionality of QuickTime Player, although some of the apps seem to have free companion OS X software that will accomplish the same goal.

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GREAT! Thank you, going compare them. :) I do not need recording on the Mac side - for me enough to record on the iphone side. – jm666 May 15 '13 at 16:41
hm... jaggy on full hd - need something what will record into iPhone - and will transferring to Mac only preview. – jm666 May 15 '13 at 17:04
I also need the functionality to preview on the Mac, but record to the iPhone itself. I want to have full 4K quality video from my iPhone 6s. – Ben Morrow Nov 7 '15 at 23:54

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