Snow Leopard and Video Chat

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ercanbas, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    One of the reasons I sold my Macbook Air Rev B was due to the low isight res during video chat. Snow Leopard however from what I heard increases the quality. Has your video chat sessions improved in quality with Snow Leopard?
  2. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
    you sure it's not a hardware thing? Rev. C iSight camera with SL still looks kindda crappy compared to a 13" MBP (with Skype)
  3. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    The camera is the camera. Snow Leopard doesn't change the fact that the Air's iSight is only VGA (640x480). In contrast, the MBP line has a 1.3MP iSight (or about 1280x1024), or more than 4x the resolution.

    Snow leopard does, however, increase the compression of the video, which means that you'll get a better picture with less bandwidth (about 2/3 less - 900kbps -> 300kbps).

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