Recording from webcam? (not built in isight)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OMAC1A, May 9, 2007.

  1. OMAC1A macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of any software that will let me record from my USB webcam to my MacBook? I have a Creative Optia and it works with iChat, but iMovie doesn't seem to recognize it. The only option I can find is for the built-in iSight. I am sort of new to the world of Apple so if my question is stupid, please go easy on me :)

    My goal is to use the camera to record video from my car, sort of like a police car, so using the built-in iSight would be pretty awkward.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    That's weird. Try putting the USB in a different port and connecting then, iMovie should be able to see it.
     
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

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    You could also try KeyCamX

    Works well for me as a motion detector, and general surveillance enabler. This is with Logitech 5000 Pro webcam.
     
  4. simie macrumors 6502a

    simie

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    Try Quicktime Pro - Its worth having even if your camera does not work with it.
     

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