Looking for Webcam recommendations

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacKenzie999, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey folks...

    Looking for a cheapie webcam, usb or fw. Any recommendations or warnings?

    Thanks
    -Mike
     
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    irmongoose

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    Well, if you have a digital video camera.. you can usually use that...

    At least, that's what I'm doing...




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    irmongoose

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    Well... usually most webcam applications will recognize the video camera as a webcam. Just connect the camera via Firewire, turn the camera on to shooting mode, and start the webcam app.

    As I said.. that is what I do... Hope this helps.




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    G5orbust

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    get nothing by logitec that cheap and has to do w/ web cams (mine was 60 bucks). trust me. i got one and it BLEW!!!!!!


    First, it worked... for about a day.
    Then quiality deteriorated very quickly
    Then the brightness and contrast controls went haywire.
    Then the camera wouldnt recognize itself to the comp.
    then it did, but the input screen was fuzzy.
    then i chucked it into my wall and let it rot behind my computer desk.... (the best performance was that it didnt break into 5 million pieces at the hands of my wall. Guess its durable. Too little too late.)

    btw, i reinstalled the drivers three times.
     
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    Those Logitech webcams used to be Connectix webcams. I don't think they were any better then.

    I believe that Orange Micro has one called the iBot which is connected by FireWire. This should allow faster, better quality video. I haven't gotten it yet, but it's the one that looked the best to me.
     

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