iCamSource

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  • Ethernet options
  • Preview
  • Save motion event

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José Fernández Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 1.4
iCamSource helps you stream video from your webcam to an iPhone. iCamSource is the server-side application that allows the iPhone app iCam to show user's video streamed from a Windows or Mac OS X computer.
The server application is absolutely free, but the iPhone app itself is $4.99 at the iPhone App store. In this latest version of iCamSource, the developers have rolled out a nice feature: you can connect to your iCamSource from any modern javascript-enabled web browser, which opens the door for easy monitoring when you are away from home.

When you have installed the server application and the iPhone app, you will be able to start streaming video from your webcams to the iPhone. iCam supports up to 4 cameras (web cameras, IP cameras, DV cameras) simultaneously. Besides streaming video to the iPhone directly, iCam can also record video when it detects motion on your cameras. You can tweak the sensitivity levels, to increase or decrease how much movement will trigger the streaming. The application can also be configured to warn you through your iPhone when it detects movement through push notifications, and it can additionally record the movement to your computer. The recordings do not quite imply video. In fact, iCamSource takes a series of snapshots when it senses movement and saves those images to your hard drive. You can then go through them to see what happened. iCamSource does not record audio, but you can hear everything on your iPhone.

Pros

  • Very customizable.
  • Records images.
  • Support for up to 4 cameras.
  • Zero configuration.
  • Accessible from iPhone and web browsers.

Cons

  • Does not record audio or video, only images.

What's new in version 2.7

Added support for the High Resolution and Proxy Support functionalities included in iCam 2.3 (iOS). (Android support is coming soon.)
- The iCamSource Preferences window now un-hides itself when a user attempts to re-launch the iCamSource when it is already running.

What's new in version 2.6

- Added support for 256-bit AES encryption.
- Added support for Motion Event Image Thumbnails in the iOS version of iCam. (Android support is coming soon.)
- Added iPhone 5 screen optimizations for the iOS version of iCam.
- Camera list in the Mac version of the iCamSource now also contains the camera names as opposed to just "Camera".
- Updated iCamSource window layout to better support lower screen resolutions.
- Various bug fixes and improvements.

What's new in version 2.4

- Pan-Tilt support for select cameras.
- Global Motion Detection Settings allow users to turn the Sending of Push Notifications and Recording of Motion Events ON or OFF for all cameras with the tap of a single button.
- Thumbnail view sort order support.
- Users can now optionally contribute to the monthly bandwidth and server costs that we incur to keep the iCam Service up and running.
- Various bug fixes and improvements.
 

Publisher's description

iCamSource is an application that enables you to stream video from your computer's webcam to an iPhone. The program supports both built-in and USB webcams. It offers high resolution and proxy support for all video files so that you can get the most of any movie or videoclip.

Latest comments

 
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    Guest 2 months ago

    I was wondering if you could use the computer to watch the screen on the iPhone? My iPhone was stolen and it doesn't say anything about this option.

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    Guest 9 months ago

    So does iCam support 4 or 12 max live webcams streams?

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    Steve 10 months ago

    I like the application for the iPad and iPhone, I have one suggestion and that is whatever is causing the server side app to pop me out of full screen mode gaming be fixed or corrected. I would also like to see the ability to post my link to Facebook or Twitter when I start streaming the camera. Not sure how I search for anyone at all who also might be using this app.


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