Firewire Webcam for OS X? - Not Rumor

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Classic, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. Classic macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    This isn't a rumor, it's a question.

    Does anybody know of, have an experience with, or reccomendations regarding a firewire webcam that will run on OS X?

    I'd like to use it for video conferencing as well as broadcasting.

  2. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001

    I think currently there is only one firewire camera but I am not to sure.

    will try to post l8er, if not e-mail at

  3. Classic thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    I found the following....

    A search on google turned up the following article from MAc Observer, published December 17, 2001:

    They reference the camera at FirewireDirect seen here:

    I'm wondering if anybody has used any of these and can vouch for the software, optics, etc...

    Also, if using two firewire cameras for videoconferencing at resolutions of 640x480 and 30fps, I'm thinking that the bandwidth will be the bottle neck, and not the Firewire vs. USB.

    Soes anybody have any insight into that? I'm using ADSL at 384kbps down and 128kbps up.

    Thanks in advance.

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