Imac Built-in Isight and YouTube

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

  1. callsignAPOLLO macrumors newbie

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    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

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

    SnowLeopard2008

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    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

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    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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