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    Webcam Question
    So I have an ibook. I Just bought a Logitech pro 5000 for my ibook. Does anybody know where I can find a program that will let me use a PC webcam on the mac? Please let me know.

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    check the logitech website...otherwise look at macam.

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    what's macam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimsume
    what's macam?
    its a source of driver's for a ton of webcams

    http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/

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    What do you suggest is the best camera for the ibook that is supported through macam.

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    I'm not 100% sure but I think iChatUSBCam lets you run almost any usb webcam on a mac.

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/ichatusbcam/

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    Hm thats weird. Under where it says What's USB compatible, it lists all the macam's webcams. Whats the point of the program if i can just download the driver from macam?

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    i woulda just went with an isight lol. i have one and the picture quality is incredible.

    tried messing around with my logitech one, and had no luck what so ever.

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    I agree with macpwns!

    I have the isight and it is the best cam around.
    Now if only I could get the cash together for a macbook!

    pphking

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    Yeah but spending a 150 on an isight hits the pocketbook pretty hard. Any cheaper ways to get one?

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    I don't have a webcam but I read somewhere on this forum that iSight has the drawback of not being portable....like no-one want's to have to move their computer around to capture certain things.....much easier to move a web cam....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    I don't have a webcam but I read somewhere on this forum that iSight has the drawback of not being portable....like no-one want's to have to move their computer around to capture certain things.....much easier to move a web cam....
    the isight comes with a ton of accessories in the box to make it work with any computer/mac. it has the magnetic holder for imacs, and the hook thing for the ibook/powerbook, and even has the proper stand for the old (round) imacs/emacs and even works well on a desk. the isight also comes with a protective carrying tube. its simple for laptops, if you have a bag, throw it all in the tube, or just close the lens and away you go.

    the isight also has the hindge built in so you can move it around on all axis just like you would any other webcam. definitely worth the $150 in my opinion: quality, and exact same portibility as any other webcam out there.

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    That would be the external version of iSight?

    When I answered earlier I wasn't aware that there was the option of internal/external iSight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    That would be the external version of iSight?

    When I answered earlier I wasn't aware that there was the option of internal/external iSight
    http://www.apple.com/isight

    sure is. like i said. best webcam out there.

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    Well I wish i had waited and bought a macbook. Its cheaper than 14'' ibook plus comes with the built in isight

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