I think isight is too big!


Phatpat

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You can videoconference with a DV camcorder in iChat. It should be plug in play; my friend has used one to chat with me, quality has been quite good. Getting it somewhere with a good viewing angle is a bit of a pain, but other than that, it should be more than sufficient.
 

JackSYi

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I agree that when you put the iSight with a 12 inch PowerBook or some other small screen, it does look too big, but put it with a 20, 23, or 30 inch ACD, and the size is perfectly fine.
 

joshysquashy

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May 13, 2005
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I have a fujifilm FinePix6800, it is ment to have drivers on a cd for mac and windows, but will it work with ichat on a mac? i will be buying an ibook soon and was thinking of using this as a webcam, will this not be possible?

i assumed (possibly wrongly) that any webcam digital camera would work out of the box, just like on xp.
 

macapple

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Jun 5, 2005
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my old winblows laptop had a built in camera which was cool but the quality was crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should make a HD isight
 

Mac_Freak

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macapple said:
my old winblows laptop had a built in camera which was cool but the quality was crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should make a HD isight
IT is the year of HD , so your wish may be granted. :D
 

7on

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thefunky_monkey said:
I have a fujifilm FinePix6800, it is ment to have drivers on a cd for mac and windows, but will it work with ichat on a mac? i will be buying an ibook soon and was thinking of using this as a webcam, will this not be possible?

i assumed (possibly wrongly) that any webcam digital camera would work out of the box, just like on xp.
It won't work out of the box. You'll have to find drivers (IOEXPERTS.com has good ones) and then download that iChatUSB plugin. What happen with Apple I've noticed is tat A) they develop a product B) Discontinue said product C) allow universal compatibility with similar competing products.

Happened with their printers and Digital cameras - as today you can use practically any printer and any digital camera with a Mac sans drivers. So as soon as the iSight is discontinued, expect Apple to allow compatibility for all webcams ;)
 

xli_ne

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macapple said:
my old winblows laptop had a built in camera which was cool but the quality was crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should make a HD isight
They need to update the isight. I dont know about a HD isight, would be cool, but... who knows. isight update, along with a airport exresss update, get the 2 button mouse out, and whatever else. :D