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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by IDANNY, Feb 13, 2004.
Can I use a pentex OPTIO S. TO video chat with Ichat.
no, you need a VIDEO camera, that is a STILL camera. But nice try though. Good luck next time.
I am lost...to do iChat you simply need a camera...I have hooked up a Canon DV camera and used iChat using it. This particular DV camera didn't take any still images at all, just a plain camcorder!
Is it no or yes
its a NO
i dont see why you're confused, you hooked up a video camera,
the previous poster said you need a video camera
the first poster's camera was a still camera
the previous poster said the first poster needed a video camera, not a camera that took stills.
THis camera can also take video clips.
yeah but it is a still camera, what you need is a video camera; its clip ability doesnt give it the ability to broadcast like a webcam
ChatAV webcam: iSight or a DV camcorder w/FireWire
iDANNY, does your Pentax have a FireWire port?
If not, Video signal cannot be supplied to your Mac. No, USB won't work.
Does your Pentax have a built-in microphone?
If not, Audio signal cannot be acquired.
Yes, you can use pretty much any DV Camcorder with a FireWire (iLink) connector and cable.
Or, you can buy the best Automatic focus/ light sensing, dual Microphone with background noise filtering, with special Mac mounts -- WebCam money can buy for only $149 (or, less for EDU if you're a student).
Get an iSight!
Otherwise, buy a $499 Canon DV CamCorder with built-in stereo microphone, and FireWire port (special Apple FW cable is $29 extra) and have the best of both worlds (video camera MiniDV tape recorder & a webcam)