Can iSght record video?

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  1. jeremychae macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just got my new MBP 17 inch!

    and I just got a little question.

    I know iSight can be used in photo booth thing,
    take picture and stuff,
    but can it be used to record video?

    because it seems like such a waste
    if it's only for snap shot photos.

    if it can record video,
    what are programs that I can use to do that?

    Is it possible to use iSight with Windows via Boot camp?

    I'm still a Mac newbie,
    so any help would be great!

    thanks!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can record video with it in iMove, just have to select that as the input.
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

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    You can record through iMovie. Click on that slider button next to the stop/pause/play button below the preview screen and you can select your iSight as an input.

    Get a separate microphone because it seriously sucks if you plan to record decent sound.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You can record video with your iSight using iMovie, which come preinstalled on your Mac.

    Open the app up, start a new project and below the screen you'll see a little camera icon...

    Picture 1.png

    ...click this and it'll ask you to select the video camera of your choice to start recording with, in this instance your iSight.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It works just fine in iMovie, YouTube, and yes even in Windows.
     
  7. Patch^ macrumors regular

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    can't you record in QuickTime (might have to be pro) and go "File > New Movie Recording"?

    :)
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yep, pro version.
     
  9. jeremychae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, thank you all for the help!

    I should try recording right away =)
     
  10. surfstarchris macrumors newbie

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    Is there any other software out there that you can record video using iSight with?

    Thanks.
     
  11. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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  12. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    hahaa i was just going to ask this same question. thanks!
     
  13. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    What I would like to know if is there a motion activated recorder out there for the mac? I used to have one for my pc with my logitech quickcam and it was great for catching people snooping on your laptop... oir catching your dog drinking from the toilet... etc etc.

    B
     
  14. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    iAlertu? maybe..
     
  15. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    That program uses the motion sensor inside the book, not actual visual movement.
     
  16. surfstarchris macrumors newbie

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    Any other software, as in other than iMovie.
     
  17. AkiNikoTanTan macrumors member

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    iSight lens isnt tht fantastic, doesnt worth your time making movie out of it i think
     
  18. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    So you would place your webcam in the bathroom? For your dog? :eek:

    :)
     
  19. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    There may be more interesting things in view of that camera then your dog :p
     
  20. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one that wishes that the iSight was able to pop out so we could rotate up/down and sideways with out having to either move the laptop?
     
  21. surfstarchris macrumors newbie

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    So, anyone? Any video recording software for the iSight, other than iMovie?

    Thanks.
     
  22. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Quicktime Pro is the other best option available.
     
  23. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't exactly what you want, but I have always thought it was kind of interesting.

    http://www.mungaimirrors.co.uk/huckleberry/ilisp.php
     
  24. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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  25. oxymoron2007 macrumors member

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    I use iRecord

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23939

    "iRecord... Want to make recordings with your camera? Don't want to buy QuickTime Pro? iRecord is your solution. Just open iRecord, and video recording is as simple as pressing the red button. Take a quick photo by dragging the picture to your desktop. iRecord is the pure, Mac-way to capture video. Better yet, its free. Donations are requested."

    Can't really get more simple than this. Just click the red button and record. It even lets you take a frame shot simply by dragging the current video frame on to the desktop.
     

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