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Can I Record Video Using My iSight?

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Khanlari Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jun 27, 2007 9:13 PM
I want to record video similar to how Photobooth takes pictures. Possible?
13' White Macbook 1GB RAM 80GB HD | 80GB Fifth Generation iPod Video |, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 5:35 AM (in response to Khanlari)
    Hi Khaniari,

    There is an Add-On for iChat called ChatFX which does a whole raft of Video tweaks to the Camera input.

    Now these are Quartz files that can be opened In Quartz Composer if you have the Developer tools Installed. It is not that difficult to Duplicate one or two of the items they give you to make your own.

    You can use something like SnapZProX to record parts of the Screen and play them in Preview of iChat. Of course iChat lets you take any firewire Input such as a DV camcorder playing pre-recorded film.

    I have spent some time briefly looking at whether these can be Exported as something iMovie can use but have had no luck yet.

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    1:35 PM Thursday; June 28, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 6:18 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    Also found this page http://www.stupendous-software.com/Products.html

    It seems some are free

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    2:18 PM Thursday; June 28, 2007
    G4/1GhzDual MDD MacBookPro 2gig NETGEAR DG834GUK Hollywood Dazzle DV, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? ^See link at top of the Topic List ^
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 6:25 AM (in response to Khanlari)
    Hello, Khanlari

    WebCam Tweaker will do what you want.

    Cheers,
    Jim
    Mac OS X (10.4.10),  G5 DP 1.8  External iSight
  • solaragua Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2007 9:54 AM (in response to Khanlari)
    Hi Khaniari!
    Last Summer I went to Valencia, Spain and I realized I had forgotten my camcorder at the beach town I was staying at. Well. I decided to use the built-in iSight from my MacBook Pro...
    The image quality turned up to be quiet good! Check it out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uriRpK_V1E
    Enjoy the fun of being a Mac user!
    Carlos
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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