Mac Forums

Mac Forums (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/)
-   OS X - Apps and Games (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-apps-games/)
-   -   Need Video Recording Software (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-apps-games/188843-need-video-recording-software.html)

pigoo3 01-29-2010 10:00 AM

Need Video Recording Software
 
Hey folks I need some help. Does anybody know of any good FREE video recording software?

I don't need anything fancy...just something that can record video from an iSight camera.

What I want to do...using an older USB external iSight camera (or is it firewire I forget) connected to a desktop computer...is do some video recording & save it to my hard drive.

I think that Quicktime Pro would do what I want...unfortunately I don't own Quicktime Pro...thus why I was hoping to find a good/decent "free" video recording program.

Thanks,

- Nick

MYmacROX 01-29-2010 12:14 PM

Photobooth maybe?

pigoo3 01-29-2010 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MYmacROX (Post 989683)
Photobooth maybe?

To the best of my knowledge, Photobooth only takes still photos...not video.

Thanks for trying,

- Nick

CrimsonRequiem 01-29-2010 12:34 PM

Jing? Quick Time if you are running snow leopard.

MYmacROX 01-29-2010 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pigoo3 (Post 989687)
To the best of my knowledge, Photobooth only takes still photos...not video.

Thanks for trying,

- Nick

No, it takes video if you have Leopard or SL. I've used it before and after the SL upgrade.
It is pretty basic. Nothing fancy. But it does take video. :)

pigoo3 01-29-2010 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem (Post 989693)
Jing? Quick Time if you are running snow leopard.

Thanks for the "Jing" idea. I was reading the info on Jing...and if I read correctly...the free version will only record up to 5 minutes of video.

As far as Snow Leopard...are you saying that Quicktime under Snow Leopard has the video recording features enabled? I'm still running OS 10.5 on my MBP..and the only way I can get the Quicktime video recording features enabled is to purchase Quicktime Pro.

That's why I'm looking for something free. By the way...I need to record hours & hours of continuous video (not necessarily high quality/high resolution)...that's why the 5 minute limit with the free version of Jing won't work.

Thanks,

- Nick

MYmacROX 01-29-2010 01:08 PM

P.S. here's a screen shot I just took of photobooth (with my thumb over the iSight lens). I blacked out my videos - you don't want to see my ugly mug. ;)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...Photobooth.jpg

pigoo3 01-29-2010 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MYmacROX (Post 989712)
No, it takes video if you have Leopard or SL. I've used it before and after the SL upgrade.
It is pretty basic. Nothing fancy. But it does take video. :)

You're absolutely correct! I haven't "dabbled" with Photobooth enough to see that...I've only taken still shots! Thanks for the screen shot as well!:)

So I will definitely be able to use Photobooth...still...is there any chance there is a more "feature rich" (but free) video recording program that will allow hours of video recording?

I know that may be asking a lot...but the internet is a BIG world...and sometimes you never know what "little jewel" may be out there if you don't ask!:)

- Nick

pigoo3 01-29-2010 03:58 PM

Ok...so I just realized that I had a older copy of iLife laying around...which of course includes iMovie.

I recorded some quick clips. What do folks think of iMovie (considering that my only other option at the moment was to use Photobooth)?

Thanks,

- Nick

Imacer 02-08-2010 12:47 AM

I have OSX 10.4 (I can never remember what cat it is) and have used BTV for video capture. The website is ..:: BTV, BTV Pro, SecuritySpy & RemoteSight ::.. Best of luck.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.