The Best Webcam?

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  1. theapplefreak macrumors regular

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    Alright, so I've previously made a thread about deciding to get the 2.66 Quad Core Mac Pro. And I'm probably going to purchase one. Just one more thing. What is the best webcam out there that I can use for my 20" Cinema Display? I know that the new Microsoft Webcam can do 720p now, which is really nice, but I was wondering if there was a good webcam that is Mac compatible?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Hey! Is this the apple freak off youtube?

    If so

    Hey Tim!

    The new cinema displays have isights built in!

    -omisan
     
  3. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    lmao! Whats up. :D I have the 20" like I said. Not the 24 inch.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    The problem is the 20" is not a new cinema display nor does it have a built-in iSight.

    I have a Logitech Orbit AF and it works fine. You might check out their line of products so one can clip onto your display.
     
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Oh you mean with your existing display?

    Sorry :eek:

    It really depends on how much money you want to spend.

    I know I can use my camcorder as a webcam and the quality can be pretty good, though this isn't ideal for everyone.

    Getting a macpro eh?

    /Jealous


    -Omi
     
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    The original iCam is very expensive. the sony plasystation cam seems quite simillar only with USB instead of firewire, but stero mic as well.
     
  8. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Are you talking about the original iSight?
    Ahh soo sexy :p

    -Omi
     
  9. grue macrumors 65816

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    Logitech Vision Pro for the win.


    Quick still taken with mine:
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  10. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You might also want to check out the specs of the client you'll use. For example, Skype may not get the same quality out of the same webcam as iChat.
     
  11. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    What's your budget? If you can afford it, nothing beats this... :eek: :D

    [​IMG]
     
  12. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    lmao. I have reasons for not getting that.
    1. No room
    2. No money
    3. Probably wont be compatible with Mac
    4. Just don't want that. lol.
     
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    I bought the Agent V5 a week ago. I love it, excellent quality, I am on skype all the time, my partners say it it crystal clear. Works excellent both on Mac and Windows. I occasionally use it in a Windows VM, no problems.

    http://agent.liquiddigital.com.au/
     
  15. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    +1 for the Logitech Vision Pro - wonderful webcam with great quality :)
    (But if you're serious about sound, I'd recommend getting a Blue Snowball mic.)
     
  16. Macrovertigo macrumors member

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    Ancient Sony TRV-11

    I hooked up my Ancient Sony TRV-11 to my Mac Pro for use with skype or iChat. It didn't work for either at first, but it did get recognized when opening iMovie, and now works well enough for iChat and Skype.
     
  17. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I do the same with my ancient camcorder, but OP wants one mounted to cinema display. He didn't like the idea of tripod or ducttap when I suggested them on twitter :p

    -omi
     
  18. JPamplin macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that M$ 720p cam looks great - if iChat ever supported HD (I hope it does).

    I have an original iSight mounted on my 23" Cinema HD - I do like the fact that I can reposition the camera independently of the monitor's tilt, and the quality seems to be fine.

    I've heard that these iSights are coveted by the Mac community, but I'm not sure why. Anyone care to comment?

    JP
     
  19. grue macrumors 65816

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    Because people will overpay for anything made by Apple.

    The iSight was great in its day, but they offer little compared to modern high-end webcams.
     
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    Isn't the highest resolution offered in a Mac-compatible IM / video chat product currently 640x480 (Skype 2.8)? Is there a higher one?

    JP
     
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