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MacBytes
Jul 20, 2003, 01:49 AM
Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Seperated at Birth? An Apple iSight sighting... from the year 2001! (http://www.macbytes.com/isight.php)

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arn
Jul 20, 2003, 02:01 AM
closeup. Photo with cinema display in link above.

Royal Pineapple
Jul 20, 2003, 02:04 AM
that stand is just so similar its not even funny
http://a480.g.akamai.net/7/480/51/13e38727c398de/www.apple.com/isight/images/isight_anim061303.gif

Gus
Jul 20, 2003, 02:07 AM
Now THAT is intriguing. I wonder of it was really in development all the way back then, or if it was just a very prophetic prop?

Regards,
Gus

morgan-e
Jul 20, 2003, 02:24 AM
just a coincidence. if anything it just attests to the practicality of how iSight mounts as opposed to larger webcams (that rest just fine on a bulky CRT but not on more desirable flat-panel). it is kind of neat, although even if i noticed it sitting through all of vanilla sky wouldn't have been worth it.:p

Jerry Spoon
Jul 20, 2003, 08:56 AM
Very wierd :eek:

kettle
Jul 20, 2003, 09:49 AM
Another question would be -
Is the Vanilla Sky iSight like any other make/model web cam available at that time? We could see which breed this one is closest to.

Mellie
Jul 20, 2003, 11:01 AM
I love that movie!!! I can't believe I didn't see it...now I have to watch it again to find the cam!!:D

bennetsaysargh
Jul 20, 2003, 11:23 AM
maybe they just chose that as a coinicidence?

Abstract
Jul 20, 2003, 12:43 PM
Almost any camera that would attach to a Display would have that type of mount.

illumin8
Jul 20, 2003, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Mellie
I love that movie!!! I can't believe I didn't see it...now I have to watch it again to find the cam!!:D
Hehe.. I like the part where he is screaming "tech support!" at the top of his lungs... Wouldn't that be just hilarious if you had tech support for your life?

Mr. Anderson
Jul 20, 2003, 05:08 PM
The neat thing about the Vanilla Sky version is that there were many more video links on the Apple display - when we get to do a conference call with iChat/iSight with 10 other people, that will be very nice....

D

testnull
Jul 20, 2003, 09:01 PM
It positively can't be an iSight. You see, the iSight uses crappy stick-on glue to mount to a Cinema display, not an actual mount as pictured there.

(Yes, I'm angry. I've got the iSight mounted to my PowerBook, though. Pity the people who don't have one. And yes, I know MacMice has a stand, but I don't buy from scammers.)

Wonder Boy
Jul 20, 2003, 10:03 PM
if only the movie was as good as its props.

zuggerat
Jul 20, 2003, 11:10 PM
that movie so misunderstood and underacclaimed

LimeLite
Jul 21, 2003, 01:23 AM
i agree. The movie was actually really good in my opinion. It might be one of those films that only people really into film get though. (Film Major)

jbomber
Jul 21, 2003, 01:34 AM
it was a good flick. it's a little unsettling how it starts out over here, but ends up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over there. i came out of the theater and i wasn't sure whether or not i liked the film until weeks later.

LimeLite
Jul 21, 2003, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by jbomber
it was a good flick. it's a little unsettling how it starts out over here, but ends up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over there. i came out of the theater and i wasn't sure whether or not i liked the film until weeks later.
I was *exactly* the same way. Right afterwards people were like, what did you think? Did you like it? I was like...I need some time to process what I just saw...ask me in a week.

And now that this thread is completely off-topic...

jbomber
Jul 21, 2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by LimeLite
I was *exactly* the same way. Right afterwards people were like, what did you think? Did you like it? I was like...I need some time to process what I just saw...ask me in a week.

And now that this thread is completely off-topic...

hehehe, it was kinda touch-and-go right after the movie let out. i think a lot of people were kind of looking around at other people to figure out whether they liked it or not. the filmmakers did a good job - they pushed it about as far as they could without totally taking it over the top.

celaurie
Jul 21, 2003, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by Royal Pineapple
that stand is just so similar its not even funny
http://a480.g.akamai.net/7/480/51/13e38727c398de/www.apple.com/isight/images/isight_anim061303.gif

Do I feel a law suite coming on!?

Royal Pineapple
Jul 21, 2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by celaurie
Do I feel a law suite coming on!?
i doubt it, the guys in the movie had it first and i doubt they really care too much about it.

Mokona
Jul 21, 2003, 07:42 AM
WHY?

Can I still attach/reattach it?

bennetsaysargh
Jul 21, 2003, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Mokona
WHY?

Can I still attach/reattach it?

it clips on i thought.

LimeLite
Jul 21, 2003, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Mokona
WHY?

Can I still attach/reattach it?
If you couldn't attach/detach them, it wouldn't come with three different stands.

ianeiloart
Aug 4, 2003, 04:13 PM
The iSight mounts are REALLY crappy. With each camera, you get three mounts, one for a laptop, one for a flat screen and one for a CRT.

The laptop mount is actually OK - it is like the one in the film, and has a thumbscrew to secure it to the laptop screen mount. Its removable, of course, otherwise you couldn't close your laptop anymore.

You also get a nice plastic tube to stash the camera. And, you get some plastic bits to secure the camera, mount, and firewire cable.

The crappy bit is that the mounts for a flat screen and for a CRT have sticky pads, which means that once you have the mount on the screen, its going to be hard to remove. You certainly won't be able to use the mount again, and you may damage the screen enclosure.

Worse, although the camera has some flexibility in that it can tilt up and down, and rotate sideways, the amount of movement isn't enough. And. if you don't stick the mount exactly vertically, you can't correct that by adjusting the camera.

And, my Apple monitor doesn't have a flat area to stick the mount on! I've got a 23" cinema display. The surround on the front isn't nearly enough for the sticky pad, and the rear of the monitor is curved. The sticky pad is not flexible. Oh, and the monitor is far too thick for the laptop mount.

So, in all, yes - you can unmount the camera, but no, you can't move the mount.

What I want is an oversized laptop mount for my cinema display.

adamfilip
Aug 4, 2003, 10:42 PM
perhaps future versions of the apple LCD's will have a built in mount for the isight.. and you wont have to worry about the sticky pads.. ofcourse.. they arent cheap (the lcd's that is)

LethalWolfe
Aug 5, 2003, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by jbomber
hehehe, it was kinda touch-and-go right after the movie let out. i think a lot of people were kind of looking around at other people to figure out whether they liked it or not. the filmmakers did a good job - they pushed it about as far as they could without totally taking it over the top.


I liked VS up until the ending started to unfold. The ending was just weak and cliched, IMO. At the end I was like WTF? But not a confused WTF, but a let down WTF.


Lethal

maradong
Aug 5, 2003, 01:33 AM
wierd

MacFan26
Aug 5, 2003, 02:50 AM
Yet another Tom Cruise movie where Apple branded items were found. Anyone remember seeing the Apple logos in Mission Impossible?

maka
Aug 5, 2003, 07:23 AM
I guess this is what everybody says when a remake is made, but, here it is: :)

The original movie is better....

For those who don't know, it's a spanish film called "Abre los Ojos" (Open your eyes) from Alejandro Amenabar, who later filmed "The Others" in the States.

Anyway, "Abre los Ojos" is not his best movie, and I find the story quite predictable... His best movie is "Tesis" (Thesis)

Squire
Aug 5, 2003, 09:09 AM
Originally posted by jbomber
it was a good flick. it's a little unsettling how it starts out over here, but ends up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over there. i came out of the theater and i wasn't sure whether or not i liked the film until weeks later.

I had the same feeling. Then, I concluded that it was an awesome flick. It was one of those movies where I had absolutely no idea what the story was about before I watched it. Boy, was I surprised.

Back on topic...do iSights really suck? I was thinking of getting 2 (one for me, one for the folks) if/when I upgrade to Panther.

Squire

bigandy
Mar 12, 2005, 12:07 PM
The iSight mounts are REALLY crappy. With each camera, you get three mounts, one for a laptop, one for a flat screen and one for a CRT.

The laptop mount is actually OK - it is like the one in the film, and has a thumbscrew to secure it to the laptop screen mount. Its removable, of course, otherwise you couldn't close your laptop anymore.

You also get a nice plastic tube to stash the camera. And, you get some plastic bits to secure the camera, mount, and firewire cable.

The crappy bit is that the mounts for a flat screen and for a CRT have sticky pads, which means that once you have the mount on the screen, its going to be hard to remove. You certainly won't be able to use the mount again, and you may damage the screen enclosure.

Worse, although the camera has some flexibility in that it can tilt up and down, and rotate sideways, the amount of movement isn't enough. And. if you don't stick the mount exactly vertically, you can't correct that by adjusting the camera.

And, my Apple monitor doesn't have a flat area to stick the mount on! I've got a 23" cinema display. The surround on the front isn't nearly enough for the sticky pad, and the rear of the monitor is curved. The sticky pad is not flexible. Oh, and the monitor is far too thick for the laptop mount.

So, in all, yes - you can unmount the camera, but no, you can't move the mount.

What I want is an oversized laptop mount for my cinema display.



i got an original isight and it came with those mounts. HOWEVER a friend got one a few weeks ago and it came with a magnetic mount for attaching it to the new Apple Cinema Display.....

dsharits
Mar 12, 2005, 12:14 PM
Someone, either Apple or a third party manufacturer, has got to come up with a better mounting system for the iSight.

Daniel

debroglie
Mar 12, 2005, 12:21 PM
As someone else already pointed out, "Abre los ojos" was the original of this movie, and IMHO it was much better than Vanilla Sky

MarksEvilTwin
Mar 12, 2005, 01:51 PM
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