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Macmadant
Feb 18, 2006, 12:16 PM
Hi all, just purchased pyro firewire webcam, and ichatusbcam, for a relative of mine hes on a 400 dv imac, whats quality like on these machines when having video chats with each other, many thanks for giving your opinions



Macmadant
Feb 19, 2006, 01:46 AM
Nobodys ever done it then ?:confused:

disconap
Feb 19, 2006, 02:16 AM
We tech geeks are not a pretty lot.

SmurfBoxMasta
Feb 19, 2006, 08:17 AM
Hi all, just purchased pyro firewire webcam, and ichatusbcam, for a relative of mine hes on a 400 dv imac, whats quality like on these machines when having video chats with each other, many thanks for giving your opinions

Been there, done that !

With a REALLY fast connection, it will work, but just barely. Expect some dropped/frozen frame delays on a regular basis.....

processing live video takes ALOT of cpu horsepower, ram and bandwidth, none of which an iMac DV/400 has in abundance :)

Mord
Feb 19, 2006, 08:51 AM
it works silky smooth on my 600MHz g3 ibook, steady 30fps, at worst your going to get 20fps, which is fine.