No 1080p webcam ... What the....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphoneZ, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. iphoneZ macrumors regular

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    For a $3k computer? Seems like a slap in the face from apple.
     
  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really use my camera a lot and thats 720p... I think since they are meant for the web, transferring 720p is enough, let alone 1080p. Your internet usage will be really high and I'm not sure either end will see any noticeable changes.

    Tbh, who actually uses the camera? I mean it would have been a nice improvement but you aren't really going to go and take long videos with it are you?
     
  3. iphoneZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    I use it extensively for video chatting. Not to mention recording youtube vids. What's the point of having a retina screen if the best you can do is 720p...? It probably would have cost them $10 more to bump it up
     
  4. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    Facetime I think is soo compressed right now you wouldn't notice the difference from 720p to 1080p.

    For Youtube, if you do it with a professional interest then you need a real camera, I haven't seen ANY 1080p webcam with decent image for any type of videos :D
     
  5. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    Apple doesn't do 1080p. They had been posting 1080p movie trailers to their site since 2003 or 2004, but when they decided they were going to ignore that Blu-Ray exists and try to force feed us iTunes movies, they soon realized that their "1080p" alternative to Blu-Ray was too big a stretch and kind of embarrassing, so now they're pushing 720p as a sort of standard computer video resolution, and after ten years they've stopped putting 1080p trailers up. After Ten Years!!! And the 1080p trailers looked good too, a feature film at the same quality would be over 10GB though, so there was this discrepancy.

    Their 720p movies look better than the 1080p, all Apple 1080p is is a blowing up of an already compressed 720p image, and a "look! See? It's 1080p! You can count the pixels!" It would be the same with the FaceTime camera. They did you a favor keeping it at 720p.
     
  6. Orr macrumors 6502

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  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Wow. Massive troll.
     
  8. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    Not trolling at all.
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Well your reasoning has nothing to do with why it didn't get upgraded to 1080p. iPhone is 1080p and so is the Apple TV.
     
  10. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    Well, they're "1080p," i.e., the top image. [​IMG]
     

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