built in webcam - new imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by azscp, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. azscp macrumors member

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    can anyone tell me if the built in camera on the new iMac is capable of capturing video? can this only be done in ichat? i figured out how to take pictures using photo booth but i figured there must be a way to use this camera as a webcam without video conferencing or chatting. any suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, there is. It's in iMovie -- you just turn iMovie to the "record" mode and the iSight will show up automatically.
     
  3. dfbills macrumors newbie

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    You can do it directly in iMovie. Just set the source switch to iSight.
     
  4. azscp thread starter macrumors member

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  5. DynamiteDice macrumors newbie

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    can you use the webcam in a chat like MSN and Yahoo?
     
  6. faffoo macrumors 6502

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    Photo Booth

    Hi there,

    You can capture video straight through PhotoBooth. My Mac is currently off, but there is a switch in the application to capture video.

    About the chat clients, MSN does not allow iSight to work. I dont know about Yahoo! but i do know that skype does allow you to use your built in iSight as a webcam. Of course there is always iChat!
     
  7. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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  8. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    yeah, you can record in photobooth, where the three tabs are on the bottom left, the one all the way to the right is for video recording
     
  9. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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