Snow Leopard and Video Chat

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    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

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    May 7, 2009
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    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

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    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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