October 15, 2016 at 10:03AM
GH4 — Interest in using iPhone as wireless monitor?
tl;dr; Do you want me to build a better GH4 liveview app for iOS?
I'm a software developer and hobbyist filmmaker ... and two days ago I was wondering if I could combine the two and build an app that displays the GH4 WiFi video feed fullscreen on my iPhone (like the one in the Panasonic Image App, but fullscreen).
Long story short—I built a prototype that's good enough for my personal needs. It displays the live video feed from my GH4 on my iPhone in glorious fullscreen (err... "glorious" means what the GH4 is sending; a stream of 640x360 compressed JPEG images).
I'm considering spending some more time on the app and releasing it on the App Store, but I thought I should get some feedback before sinking too much time into it. Maybe it's just meant for me ...
Picture of the prototype in action next to my GH4: https://twitter.com/marcusstenbeck/status/787248382733672448
Video of the prototype in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snopyiwndZM