2 second delay in video from firewire camera to imovie

plunar

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Sep 7, 2003
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it says it's operating in realtime, but it's delayed. what's wrong? the firewire is directly connected to the macbook pro....
 

huntercr

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Jun 6, 2006
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But the video comes through fine? What are you wanting to do that requires realtime? Have you tried using the camera in iChat? That may work for you. I don't know what you need it for.
 

plunar

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Sep 7, 2003
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it won't work in ichat at all.... camera is not even recognized...
 

movingrushmore

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Aug 22, 2007
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Manhattan, KS
There's usually a little latency when you're using firewire, to capture but its usually more like a half second or second. There shouldn't be any problems editing wise, unless you're trying to do something in a live setting that requires very close syncing.