Recording with iSight

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zforrester, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. zforrester macrumors member

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    I was wondering if there are any apps out there that use isight to just record video, like a security camera type thing.
    any suggestions?
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    iMovie can do that.

    Eats up massive amounts of HD space, though. Maybe there's a better program out there for this purpose that records in a lower quality to conserve HD space.
     
  3. condor macrumors member

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    Quicktime Pro also lets you record video directly with your iSight.
     
  4. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    EvoCam allows you to record. A few other applications are out there. The article at http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/09/23/more_isight.html and the first two linked pages in that article give an overview of some of the main non-chat iSight applications.
     
  5. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    wow, thanks guys, awesome stuff.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    The iVeSeen application looks pretty interesting. Does anyone have any experience with it? It would be nice to have an inexpensive video recording application I could use to send "video mail" to my kids while on long business trips.
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    iVe used it. :p I no longer have it, but it was great when I did! You can change the quality to a preset "e-mail" setting so that the files would be small enough to e-mail! All the programs Boinx makes are awesome...especially iStopMotion!

    Oh yeah, for for iVeZeen...at $14.99, you can't beat it!
     
  8. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    QuickTime Broadcaster can capture and encode to all the QT codecs, instead of capturing to DV (which is like 13 GB/hour) with iMovie.

    Gives you nice small files in one step, if you don't want to buy QT Pro.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    Nice ;)

    Glad you liked it. As you say, for a mere $15, it seems like a nice thing to have around. Thanks for the input.
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    Doesn't appear that GCam is still supported or available :(
     

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