Problem with iChat AV

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  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    #1
    when i do a video chat, i can see everyone eles clear and smooth, but
    my video is always jerky. Even in my preview its jerky

    Im using a powerbook G4 1.33 and a Canon digi cam

    is there anything i can do to fix this?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #2
    Which canon digicam are you using -- do you mean you're using a digital (still) camera or do you have a canon webcam or FW DV cam? When you click on your own video icon, to see your own video locally, is it smooth or jerky? The two major possibilities are that for some reason your cam is not sending your computer clean video (which would mean that even when you do a local view, it would be jerky) or that you have a one-way bottleneck in your sending internet connection.
     
  3. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    Sorry,

    its Mini DV canon digital video camera 'optura 10'
    i notice on my video cameras little lcd display the video is smooth as always,
    but the little preview of me on ichat is jerky and everyone eles sees me jerky too.

    but the video of the other people is smooth and nice.
    :S
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Go into iChat->Preferences

    Click on the video tab. There is a menu at the bottom for bandwidth limit. This should be set to 'none'. Is that the case for you?
     

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