Sony MiniDV and iChat AV

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Chuck, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Chuck macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    The reason I've put this in the hardware section is that I think my problem may relate to the camcorder...

    Basically I tried doing the funky video conference thing with iChat AV using my digital camcorder but it kept coming up with a "not enough bandwidth" error. So I tried switching the camera from 'camera' to 'memory' mode (which is the way it records mpeg movies) but the same problem resulted.

    I've got a DSL connection so that can't be the problem and I even tried reducing the bandwidth limit in preferences, right down to 100! Hmmm...

    Any ideas why it won't work for me? The Apple site says that Digital video cameras should work, and mine is very mainstream...

    Chuck. :confused:
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    could it be the person you are trying to have view the video does not have enough bandwidth?
  3. Chuck thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    No, my sister (across the other side of Australia) has a 2002 powerbook, a DSL connection and OS X 10.2.6

    Everything seems like it should work, but it doesn't... Has anyone else tried using their camcorders with iChat AV and had it work?


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