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WalnutSpice

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Sorry for all the G5 posts. But I'm curious if anyone knows of any nice webcams that I can use with my G5. Considered the iSight but 240p. I'd like to find something 480p at the least, would definitely like 720p though but probably not realistic
 

Hrududu

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The iSight is 640x480 which is actually quite good (awful close to 480p). If you haven't tried one, they really do have a great picture and the microphone is still excellent. They really shouldn't be costing much these days, as I got a couple 6-7 years ago at around $30 each.
 
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WalnutSpice

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The iSight is 640x480 which is actually quite good (awful close to 480p). If you haven't tried one, they really do have a great picture and the microphone is still excellent. They really shouldn't be costing much these days, as I got a couple 6-7 years ago at around $30 each.
Oh I thought iSight was 240p. 640x480 would be just fine. I'll probably look into that
 

bunnspecial

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You honestly can't beat the iSight.

Heck, I have one on my Mac Pro at work for Facetime use(I don't use Skype). Under Mavericks, opening the iris on the iSight launches Facetime.

Yes they are a bit behind on resolution, but as said the mic is great on them. I also like the fact that they have a built-in cover over the lens for when they're not in use.
 

lastmile

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You can get a FW800 to FW400 adapter or cable though I believe it will drop the speed of anything else on that bus to FW400.
 

128keaton

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You can get a FW800 to FW400 adapter or cable though I believe it will drop the speed of anything else on that bus to FW400.
The port? Or FW800 as a whole? My Time Machine is on a FW800 port, since my 2010 MacPro has no TB
 

lastmile

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I'm not sure where I got that idea about the slowdown though I think I was related to using a FW400 device on one of the Mac Pro's FW800 ports affecting the other port. I can't find any reference to an effect on sped other than the following. If this is correct and you only have one FW800 port then you would want your iSight to be the last item in your FW chain.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...0-and-400-cause-all-devices-to-use-400-speeds
 

128keaton

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I'm not sure where I got that idea about the slowdown though I think I was related to using a FW400 device on one of the Mac Pro's FW800 ports affecting the other port. I can't find any reference to an effect on sped other than the following. If this is correct and you only have one FW800 port then you would want your iSight to be the last item in your FW chain.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...0-and-400-cause-all-devices-to-use-400-speeds
Hmm, alright, cool. I might get that cable soon, since my iPod FW Cable is useless without it. Both of my cinema displays have FW400.
I am gonna go out on a limb and assume that the device at the bottom is 'port 2'
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