Recording from webcam? (not built in isight)

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

  1. OMAC1A macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2006
    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


    Feb 6, 2007
    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

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    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


    Aug 26, 2004
    Try Quicktime Pro - Its worth having even if your camera does not work with it.

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