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FaceTime Zoomed In on LED Cinema Display

630 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2014 12:26 PM by SmogMonkey42 RSS
plochner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 7, 2013 3:48 PM

I'm trying to use the built in iSight on my LED Cinema Display with FaceTime.


The resulting camera image is very zoomed in, at least 300%, and looks horrible. It looks like it's been digitally zoomed by 300% - artifacted, etc. For my head to fully be in frame in the iSight camera, I have to sit about four feet away from the monitor, which isn't right. I need to restore the image to what I assume is a non-zoomed in frame.


My MBP camera shows it properly, not zoomed in. If I use the LED iSight with Gotomeeting or Skype, the image is not zoomed in either.


How do I fix this?

  • SmogMonkey42 Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2014 10:08 AM (in response to plochner)

    I have a similar problem after updating to Mavericks.  The conferencing app we use at work (Vidyo) is now zoomed in, where on the previous Mountain Lion it was not.

  • SmogMonkey42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 6, 2014 12:26 PM (in response to plochner)

    Bummer.  I wind up just using my MBPro's built-in Facetime camera which doesn't  have this issue.  I haven't a clue why the Cinema Display iSight would cause the zoom to happen and, of course, there aren't any 'nerd knobs' to turn.  Didn't realize this question was a year ago, we only noticed it around here just recently, since most of our MBPro's are now on Mavericks.


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