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  • Cycorder - Superior Free Video Recorder for 3G and 2.x


    Jay Freeman (aka Saurik), author of Cydia and WinterBoard, Friday released Cycorder (website not REALLY there yet. ), a FREE native iPhone video recorder application. The release comes hot on the tails of DreamCatcher's 2.x release of their $19.95 iPhone Video Recorder software, and is superior in many aspects.

    Before, I get into the details, here's a sample video recorded with Cycorder.

    [ame]http://saurik.cachefly.net/cycorder.mov[/ame]

    Quality on the videos is much higher than iPhone Video Recorder's movies, due to Saurik's use of MJPEG compression - the same compression used in the majority of point and shoot digital camera's with video support. Oh, and there is no waiting 3 times as long as your video length after you record before the video compresses and lets you watch it (as Showtime did, in 1.x firmwares - its not yet out for 2.x iPhones) - when you finish recording a video with Cycorder, you can immediately play the video back.

    The video playback list has a slick first-frame thumbnail shown for each video you've taken, vs just a listing of the time's of each video as competing video recorders have (MUCH easier to tell which video is which - if you record several videos in an evening or day, the times really don't help you much at all later).

    Videos are recorded at 384x288, a 4x3 aspect ratio. Depending on how well lit the area is, videos are recorded at between 6-15 fps. Saurik notes that the large variance of fps is due to the iPhone camera, which when video is recorded is basically taking pictures as fast as it can and when you take those photos the camera has to open its shutter, let in the light that makes up the photo, and close the shutter. The less light, the longer it takes to do that. So, better lighting equals higher quality fps, and therefore smoother videos.

    The UI is done in landscape mode, and is extremely simple and easy to use - press the large center button on the right (bottom if the iPhone is held vertically) to record/stop recording, and press the small arrow to open up your playback list. Saurik mentioned he's looking at ways to even have the videos show up in your iPod Videos list once recorded in Cycorder.

    Update!!!! Cycorder now includes audio

    Cycorder can be downloaded now from Cydia (its on the Featured Packages list on the front page of Cydia, or in the Multimedia section. I'd definitely recommend it - the video quality is the best out there, and audio will be included shortly.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cycorder - Superior Free Video Recorder for 3G and 2.x started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 333 Comments
    1. frenchyluv's Avatar
      frenchyluv -
      where can I download this program?
    1. DTMkid90's Avatar
      DTMkid90 -
      i love this app you can download it thru cydia
    1. illinijeff217's Avatar
      illinijeff217 -
      Can I download a video from my Iphone that was taken on Cycorder and post to say youtube ? Thanks in advance!
    1. illinijeff217's Avatar
      illinijeff217 -
      Can I get some help?
    1. Vish's Avatar
      Vish -
      Quote Originally Posted by illinijeff217 View Post
      Can I get some help?
      You will have to SSH into your phone remove the file from your phone. Then you can try and upload it or may have to convert it to a diff extension then try. Search SSH or look on the guides section on how to SSH into your phone. Videos i think are in users/movies or something like that.
    1. Dizz's Avatar
      Dizz -
      Quote Originally Posted by illinijeff217 View Post
      Can I get some help?
      Yes you can.
      Quote Originally Posted by illinijeff217 View Post
      Can I download a video from my Iphone that was taken on Cycorder and post to say youtube ? Thanks in advance!
      Yes you can.
    1. illinijeff217's Avatar
      illinijeff217 -
      Thanks for the help windryder your the ****!
    1. illinijeff217's Avatar
      illinijeff217 -
      Here's one of the video's I donwloaded off of the phone.

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38el6m64VsI]YouTube - Giraffe attacks in car![/ame]
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      It will be even better when he updates it so we can email the videos to ourselves or love ones!!
    1. johnnys's Avatar
      johnnys -
      this is awesome, i cant wait for audio, this i sthe best quality ever

      Read the rules, dont post spam. BTW, there is sound with Cycorder-ajl917
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      It will be even better when he updates it so we can email the videos to ourselves or love ones!!
      My loved one just made me delete the vid I made of her
    1. guncrazy12's Avatar
      guncrazy12 -
      dude this rocks!!!
    1. smuth's Avatar
      smuth -
      great job!
    1. GTghost's Avatar
      GTghost -
      This is such a good app. I remember way back when 1.1.4 was jailbroken and there was a video record app, the compressing would take really long.
    1. WindRyder's Avatar
      WindRyder -
      if you think this app rocks then check out iPhoneVideoRecorder3g. It allows you to email and even upload your videos to YouTube directly from within the app, something cycorder lacks at present time.

      I installed cycorder back in sept and sincethen have not seen an update or feature improvement.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      the difference between the two is that cycorder actually uses the camera. video recorder 3g takes screen shots at 15 fps making it grainy and laggy. cycorder surpasses it in video quality and it compresses the video in real time. yea email and youtube but with that crappy of "video" quality, compression time, and price. it sucks.

      cycorder ftw
    1. ebl4287's Avatar
      ebl4287 -
      Quote Originally Posted by illinijeff217 View Post
      Here's one of the video's I donwloaded off of the phone.

      YouTube - Giraffe attacks in car!
      lmao
    1. mdiddy's Avatar
      mdiddy -
      SWEEEEETTTTTTTTT... This is just SWEETTTT
    1. KRAZYKUZTOMS's Avatar
      KRAZYKUZTOMS -
      Hey does anyone know how to download stuff from the download section i am a member but when i try to download it says your trying to download to fast you have to wait 12 sec it says that over and over does anyone know