Is there any way to change the resolution that Quicktime records at?

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  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've always wondered if there's a way to change the resolution at which Quicktime captures video from a webcam.

    I have a G5 Power Mac running Leopard, with a webcam connected via USB in my monitor, and an original FireWire iSight.

    Both can record fine at 320x240 at either MP4 or H.264 format, as well as "device native". Problem is, device native for the iSight is 640x480 which chews up multiple gigabytes of space per minute of recording (about 148mbit/sec). The monitor webcam is something like 1200x1000 and is very jerky.

    Is there any way I can make QT record at a resolution that I want it to? Or is there any alternative app?

    iMovie HD can record at 640x480 from the iSight at a sensible bitrate of about 9mbit/sec, there must be a way of either making Quicktime use a custom resolution, or another app out there...
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Curious about this again, as I have recently acquired a 720p Logitech C270 USB webcam.
     
  3. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I have the same question.

    Will post if I find an answer.
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Still wondering on this one... Any fresh ideas?
     

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