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iMac + Skype + Effects

14179 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2007 6:53 AM by Pop! RSS
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Nov 9, 2007 6:22 AM
When in a Video Chat with someone on Skype anyway to use the same effects available in iChat/PhotoBooth?

My sister doesn't have a Mac let alone iChat and so we use Skype to video chat and I would like to be able to use the Special Effects that way when we are on video chat I can make it looks like I am on a Roller Coaster or in the Sky...

When I used to have a Windows PC with a Microsoft Web Cam I was able to use the Microsoft Special Effects from within Skype.. But if its available on the Mac version also I sure can't figure it out. :'(
iMac 24" & MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5), iPhone 8GB
  • Pop! Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Nov 9, 2007 6:34 AM (in response to Disabled-Veteran)
    At present, I don't think there is a way to do this. However, there are 3rd party apps which do similar cool things with video.
    CamTwist is one and could be worth a go..
    Its not quite as Apple-like and user friendly as Leopards offerings, but still quite effective and good fun. However, i believe it does still use Quartz? So it may be possible for developers to use some of the Apple effects in it at some later date.
    It does need quite a fast Mac however, but any intel Mac should be fine.
    iMacs, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Pop! Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Nov 9, 2007 6:53 AM (in response to Disabled-Veteran)
    That iMac will be plenty fast enough.
    The nice thing about CamTwist is that you can layer up multiple effects if you want. You cant do that in iChat/Photobooth.. My old G4 1ghz powerbook can only run maybe 1 effect at a time before bogging down. G5 1.8ghz iMac can run 3 or 4 effects. But my 2.4ghz intel iMac seems almost limitless.
    You'll notice CamTwist has quite a few extra tricks up its sleeve, the more you play around with it.
    Have fun
    iMacs, Mac OS X (10.5)


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