DIYCam 1.3.0

DIYCam 1.3.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License Apache 2
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

DIYCam 1.3.0

  • By
  • Andrew Sliwinski and Jon Beilin


A turn-key camera capture solution built on top of DIYAV (on top of AVFoundation), enabling simple setup and implementation of photo and video capture within iOS.

Getting Started

The easiest way to get going with DIYCam is to take a look at the included example application. The XCode project file can be found at Example > cam.xcodeproj.

In order to use DIYCam, you'll want to add the entirety of the DIYCam directory to your project. To get started, simply:

#import "DIYCam.h"
DIYCam *cam         = [[DIYCam alloc] initWithFrame:self.view.frame];
cam.delegate        = self;
[cam setupWithOptions:nil]; // Check DIYAV.h for options
[cam setCamMode:DIYAVModePhoto];
[self.view addSubview:cam];

You'll also need to link the following frameworks:



Default configuration settings can be modified within DIYCamDefaults.h where options for asset library use, orientation, device settings, and quality can be modified.


#pragma mark - Status
- (BOOL)getRecordingStatus;
- (DIYAVMode)getCamMode;
- (void)setCamMode:(DIYAVMode)mode;

#pragma mark - Capture
- (void)stopSession;
- (void)startSession;

- (void)capturePhoto;
- (void)captureVideoStart;
- (void)captureVideoStop;

Delegate Methods

- (void)camDidFail:(DIYCam *)cam withError:(NSError *)error;

- (void)camModeWillChange:(DIYCam *)cam mode:(DIYAVMode)mode;
- (void)camModeDidChange:(DIYCam *)cam mode:(DIYAVMode)mode;

- (void)camCaptureStarted:(DIYCam *)cam;
- (void)camCaptureStopped:(DIYCam *)cam;
- (void)camCaptureProcessing:(DIYCam *)cam;
- (void)camCaptureComplete:(DIYCam *)cam withAsset:(NSDictionary *)asset;


@property (nonatomic, assign) id<DIYCamDelegate> delegate;

iOS Support

DIYCam is tested on iOS 5 and up. Older versions of iOS may work but are not currently supported.


As of v1.1.0 DIYCam uses ARC. If you are including DIYCam in a project that does not use Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), you will need to set the -fobjc-arc compiler flag on all of the DIYCam source files. To do this in Xcode, go to your active target and select the "Build Phases" tab. Now select all DIYCam source files, press Enter, insert -fobjc-arc and then "Done" to enable ARC for DIYCam.