(External Webcam) LifeCam HD-3000 - Aspect Ratio.

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  1. vanderz, Apr 27, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013

    vanderz macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2011
    I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000, i'm just wondering if anyone has any experience of getting this Webcam to work to it's full potential with their Mac?
    I'm have a 2011 Macbook Pro in a docking station, connected to a Sony monitor. I wanted a external Cam so i didn't have UN-dock every time i wanted to Skype.
    I've plugged the cam in and it works straight away in Photo Booth, although the aspect ratio of the image is out vertically.
    Is there anything i can do to fix this?

    Also i have a programme called webcam monitor (not to sure where it's come from, if I'm honest). BUT, the ratio is almost perfect on this app.

    Please can someone help?

    Thanks in advance,

    Edit: Images taken from the camera's.

    This image is taken with the Facetime Camera, in photo booth

    This on taken with the Lifecam HD-3000, in photo booth.

    This is a screenshot of the LifeCam running in, Webcam Monitor.
  2. pkm2003 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2012
    Try This

    You may find the following helps resolve your problem.

    Firstly, go to http://mactaris.blogspot.co.uk/p/webcam-settings-and-imovie.html and download/install the WSiE application.

    Then launch Quicktime and create a New Movie Recording. There is a dropdown on the far right of Quicktime's recording player that let's you change the recording quality. If you set this to High or Maximum then this (combined with the WSiE application) will enable your webcam for iMovie and should also correct any 4:3 aspect ratio problems with Photo Booth.

    Hope this helps.

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