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MacBook Pro - Video recording with built in iSight cam?


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I managed to record a video clip with the MBP's built in camera a while ago, but I can't remember how. However now I can't find the file. Does anyone know where video files created with iSight would be stored by default? Thanks!
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Should be under Movies under Mac hd. To record though open iMovie HD and drag the slider in between the symbol of a camcorder and scissors to the left. That moves you into record mode instead of editing mode.
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how long can you record doing this?
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As long as you don't run out of harddrive space...
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I'd like to record to iMovie for youtube upload.
I see iChat is an on sale item. Don't like that much.
As my camera (Macbook) will work for Skype is there any way to hook up the built-in camera without spending money?

thanx John
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iChat should have came with your Mac shouldn't it?


oh and you can access your most recent pictures or videos from Photo Booth. It should be under the Applications folder in Finder. Photo Booth is the app that runs your iSight camera. Through Photo Booth, you can add an effect, multi shoot, or take video. After you take a picture, you can add it as your iChat Icon, or your Account Icon.


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I managed to record a video clip with the MBP's built in camera a while ago, but I can't remember how. However now I can't find the file. Does anyone know where video files created with iSight would be stored by default? Thanks!
Open iMovie or Photo Booth. I think those are the likely built in apps you would have used. You might find it that way.

If you running 10.4 or 10.5 than search for .mov using Spotlight.

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how long can you record doing this?
It could depend on the software as in the past limits would be 2GB. But I think iMovie was upgraded a version or two back to go beyond that limit, which would be available drive space as Aptmunich said.

Using iStopmotion I recorded many many hours, but it was 1 frame a second. I ran out of hard drive space a couple of times. The result is my fast drive.

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Hello

I'm the guy who's trying to use his built in camera to record for YouTube.

I have opened PhotoBooth but see no controls for video. I'm on PhotoBooth 1.2
Did a later version upgrae capabilities?

thanx John
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Well I already found out I need OSX 10.5 for video in PhotoBooth

I have a 2yo Macbook with !GB RAM.
Would there be any disadvantage to downloading and running OSX 10.5?
Is it enough RAM?

thanx v much
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Well I already found out I need OSX 10.5 for video in PhotoBooth

I have a 2yo Macbook with !GB RAM.
Would there be any disadvantage to downloading and running OSX 10.5?
Is it enough RAM?

thanx v much
John
It is enough ram...

I would not install leopard just for recording videos in Photo booth...


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iMovie can also record from the built in iSight.

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When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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Well I already found out I need OSX 10.5 for video in PhotoBooth

I have a 2yo Macbook with !GB RAM.
Would there be any disadvantage to downloading and running OSX 10.5?
Is it enough RAM?

thanx v much
John
like previously said, i wouldnt install leopard just so you can record video in photo booth. Instead, i recommend buying Quicktime Pro from apple, you can then record video from your iSight camera in quicktime player.
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i recommend buying Quicktime Pro from apple, you can then record video from your iSight camera in quicktime player.
Thanx Luke

I last night got to the early practise stages of simply compiling and editing in iMovie, using the iSight built-in camera. I presume I can upload to UTube.
Why would you use Quicktime Pro instead?

thanx to all John
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Thanx Luke

I last night got to the early practise stages of simply compiling and editing in iMovie, using the iSight built-in camera. I presume I can upload to UTube.
Why would you use Quicktime Pro instead?

thanx to all John
Personally im not always going to be uploading my recorded videos elsewhere, or editing them... i use it a lot when im just mucking about with friends, and for the i find quicktime much easier, as its less of a strain that iMovie on the computer and just a much simpler process for recording videos and saving them out as whatever you like.

Also, with quicktime pro you get all the added bonus' that you dont get with standard quicktime, such as being able to crop videos there and then (which is a form of editing i guess), and being able to save videos that you may have played on the internet via a quicktime window.

Also, once you've recorded a movie in quicktime pro, with one click you can export it straight out into iMovie, if you later decide you want to use it in a home creation.
Anyway, bit of a ramble there, sorry about that. Hope its helpful.
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