iMac iSight mic suitable for podcasting?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smwatson, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. smwatson macrumors 6502a

    smwatson

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    Is the integrated mic in the new iMac suitable for recording podcast? they dont have to be professional quality or anything just useable. Thanks
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    According to what I've read, they're the same old Mics any Mac/iSight has in them, which are very usable and pick things up that are very far away and faint (sometimes a bad thing!).
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    People will hear you, but it doesn't sound incredibly great. I mean, even a cheap dynamic computer mic would probably sound better.
     
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Well it depends...i think, if u want to produce a good quality podcast, i don't think that built in mic would do any good...
     
  5. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    from what ive heard, the mic in the imac is prolly not as good as an external...especially for podcasting!
     
  6. yellow5 macrumors regular

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    If you're planning on recording your podcast in Garageband, no.

    Quote Apple's website:

    "Note: The iSight camera is not supported as a microphone input in GarageBand."

    So you might wanna rethink that if you're recording in Garageband.
     

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