Imac Built-in Isight and YouTube

Discussion in 'iMac' started by callsignAPOLLO, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. callsignAPOLLO macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    Ok, I've bought several different software packages for recording video with my built-in isight but no matter what I use my mouth seems out of sync with the audio and the framerate seems rather low.

    I've tried using ishowu HD, evocam, and built in photobooth.

    No matter what I do the framerate seems low and I struggle to get good quality.

    I would like to be able to record in good quality under ishowuHD so I can record from the isight and my desktop simultaneously.

    What can I do in terms of settings to get the most out of my imac's built in isight?

    Is there a certain video size that agrees with it and/or a certain compression format?

    Also, is it normal to wave a hand in front of the cam at a fair distance, not too fast, and it to appear blurred?

    Thanks ! I need help !
  2. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2008
    why not try iMovie? works fine for me with my macbook's iSight
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I record with Screenflow (record audio/video options at startup) and just delete the track that records my screen. I resized the video to make it fullscreen and export HD. Check out my YouTube channel page. Works rather nicely.
  4. callsignAPOLLO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    ok the problem isn't the programs...

    i've come to realize that the problem is the lame framerate i'm getting out of the isight !

    it's fluctuating between 15-20 fps at best, how can i make it hit 30fps while recording, it's not a cpu problem by the way...

    i rad in several places that lighting can be a big factor but changing lighting doesn't seem to help

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