zoom-able webcam for Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DualShock, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. DualShock macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Does anyone know of a Mac compatible webcam that also works well in Windows (Boot Camp), that has an adjustable zoom angle through a manual zoom ring on the lens, or included software?

    I had recently purchased, then returned, a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for my Mac Pro. I returned it because the picture in iChat was almost pitch black (but was fine in Photo Booth), but more importantly, the zoom angle was way too wide.

    The zoom angle of the isight of my early 2009 uMBP 17" is the perfect setting. But then I realized that my Mac Pro's display is toward the back edge of my desk, so therefore it would naturally have a wider zoom angle. If using my MBP, it's typically toward the front of the desk.

    (Note, I'm aware of iglasses, but it's Mac only, and I'd rather not pay for extra software just to get a zoom angle right.)
  2. iamcheerful macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    Have/Will you considered using a DV camcorder?
    If so, you are pretty much spoilt for choice, but you may not be able to easily mount it on your display. You can have it on a tripod behind your display though.

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