Kamcord to Bring Easy Video Recording to Cocos2D
Developers Matt Zittzman and Kevin Wang have announced Kamcord, a plugin for Cocos2D that allows for video and audio recording by users, with the ability to share to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, along with just sharing the video via email. The developer claims that there’s minimal framerate hit when implemented, with seamless audio and video sync. As an example, the Kamcord team has implemented their software into the open-source game Canabalt, showing how playback works. There are more videos of gameplay recorded with Kamcord available as well.
While the target is for end users to share their videos, developers might even get some use out of this plugin, as recording gameplay footage is so difficult as things currently stand. Currently, Kamcord is free to download and implement into games, even handling hosting for videos shared to Twitter and Facebook. The SDK is currently only for Cocos2d, though it supports both 1.0.1 and 2.0-rc2 versions of Cocos2D. The developer claims that more engines will support Kamcord in the future.