isight on Mac Pro 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jack070767, May 24, 2019.

  1. jack070767 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2018
    Today I've installed a isight camera (classic) on my Mac Pro 5.1 (Mojave) by Firewire 600>800.
    Works fine... but the video resolution is low.
    I can't find any setting menu on Mojave.
    Can you help me?
  2. fhturner macrumors 6502


    Nov 7, 2007
    Birmingham, AL & Atlanta, GA
    Compared to what you can get today, resolution was indeed pretty low, as far as actual pixels AND the quality of the image. However, if you are noticing an excessively "blocky" image, what I've done to correct that when it occurs is to open QuickTime Player, choose File > New Movie Recording, then choose the iSight on the source drop down that's beside the record button. This usually causes the iSight to "clear its head" and show full resolution again.
  3. orph macrumors 68000


    Dec 12, 2005
  4. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
    iSight is a wonderful little device - I keep several of them around. Will second the recommendation for Logitech.
  5. jack070767 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2018
    On my isight I have different focals lenghts between FaceTime and Quickplayer.
    Quickplayer is better because wide lenght and FaceTime worse because tele lenght...
  6. Project Alice macrumors 6502a

    Project Alice

    Jul 13, 2008
    Post Falls, ID
    I use one of these as well, on a 5,1. The quality is decent for 480. But it is obviously an SD camera. If it's not good enough for you, get a new camera. I personally find the FireWire iSight good enough for me.

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