So what can I do with my iSight…?

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  1. assscat macrumors regular

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    I'm got my new MBP and for the first time I have a web cam. So, apart from photobooth and iChat, what can I do with the iSight?

    Suggestions please!
     
  2. Grasbak macrumors 6502

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    I have used to send video messages - eg Happy Birthdays to friends and family who live a long way away...
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Very good idea. I use it to snap pics, take video shorts, etc.

    iChat never seems to work right, so its rare I use it to video chat, unfortunately.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    It will sort of work with iMovie, but you need to do this wierd plug and un-plug a firewire camcorder whilst in Import mode for iMovie to realise the iSight is there. Once it's recognised it though, you can record anything the camera can see.
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Use iMovie to make some fun short films and upload them to YouTube!

    If you start to get the hang of it, start your very own Video Podcast and publish it on the iTMS!

    If you run out of ideas, you can start stripping in front of the camera and join one of numerous adult webcam networks! Fun!



    :p;)





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  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure Delicious Library works with builtin camera
     
  7. lonepilgrim macrumors regular

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    I don't have to do anything weird to get iMovie to see the camera.
     
  8. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    You can use new Yahoo Messenger :)

    Universal too, how long has it been since an update for this?? good old yahoo!

    http://messenger.yahoo.com/mac.php

    its going to support MSN sign in too soon...
     
  9. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    ToySight is a lot of fun.

    I've never played with an iSight, only a FireWire DV camera. It wasn't very smooth, but I think that was because of the camera and a slow computer...
     
  10. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    You don't have to.

    I will post back with instructons when I am on my mac.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    Maybe it's just the version I'm on. iMovie HD from iLife 05. What are you running?
     
  12. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, iMovie HD in iLife '06 fully supports the iSight, no tricks needed.


    Back to my previous post about making some short films, there is also a cool app called Gawker which makes it very easy to create cool time-lapse movies. Lots of fun.




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  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    Oh good, a reason to upgrade, however weak :) Having already bought RapidWeaver prior to January, iWeb alone did not appeal.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  14. assscat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Is it only iMovie that I can use to record video from the iSight?
     
  15. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    iMovie is probably the easiest, but you can also do it with QuickTime Pro.

    I'm pretty sure it is a Pro feature, but File --> New Video Recording.
     
  16. gloss macrumors 601

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    Lawl.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I've done a little bit of this...but how have you been doing it? Have you been recording in iMovie? Do you need any tricks to keep the size manageable and the format likely to be visible?
     

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