Help with video formats.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trigger5012, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. trigger5012 macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a base macbook. I am looking at a very specific video camera that i need. Its format is stated as VGA. and says it supports AVI and JPEG formats. However it does say OS required is win 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista. no mention of mac. i was wondering if i plugged it in vis the USB, will it work? it records onto a Micro SD card. The reason im asking is i thought Mac could play pretty much any video format.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That may be the case. What camera are you looking at, exactly?
     
  3. trigger5012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Basically its a little spy camera. these are the specs ;


    Specification:
    Pixel: 2000000 colour CMOS
    View Angle: 62 degrees
    Minimum Illumination: 1Lux(Min)
    Battery Capacity: 260mAH
    Consumption Current: 120mA/3.7V(Max)
    Store Temperature: -20 ~80 C
    Operation Temperature: -10 ~50 C
    Operation Humidity: 15-85%RH
    Memory Medium: Micro SD Card (TF Card)
    SD Capability: Max 8GB Micro SD Card
    Video Function and Format: Video decode use motion JPEG,recording for AVI format.VGA (640*480@25frame/second)
    USB Jack: USB1.1
    Weight: 50g(approx.)
    Dimension: 55(l) x 28(h) x 20(w) mm (approx.)
    Operation System: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It'll work just fine. You should have no problem because the spy camera will probably mount as a removable storage device (like any USB flash drive) or you can take out the micro SD, slip it into a SD adapter and use a card reader.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Agreed. I suspect that this is a case where they don't list Mac support because they can't be bothered to write docs for it.
     

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