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  1. #1
    Maxp0wer2004
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    iChat AV for normal recording?
    Can an iChat AV can be used to record video normally?

    By "normally" i mean not for video chat, just for recording a video and keeping it on the hard drive or burning to a DVD.

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    No iChatAV does not but iMovie can record straight from the iSight
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    Maxp0wer2004
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    Since almost every Mac accessory starts with "i-something" i got confused. I thought iChat AV was the name of the camera.

    So, since i am getting an iBook with an iSight, i will be able to record videos.

    Another question: The videos i record are not time limited(like 15 seconds on a cell phone), its limited by hard drive space, right?

    I am asking all these pointless questions because i dont know much about Mac, and i want to use the iBook & iSight as a camera when i go on vacation.(Just thought i would clear that up)

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    yes it is limited by your computers hard drive size not by small time increments.

    iSight is the name of the camera
    iChatAV is the program that uses AIM/ICQ and allows you to have video chats
    iMovie is the video editing program that can record directly from the iSight
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    Maxp0wer2004
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    Ok. Thanks for the help. I cant believe i got help in 15 minutes, when in a live chat room about mac nobody helped at all.

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    You can get the free Quicktime Broadcaster app and record to that from the iSight. I've never done it personally, but I know people who have.
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    I use GCcam, you can get it on MacMice.com, I think.

    Edit: http://www.macmice.com/GCam.SIT

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    kcfoxie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    I use GCcam, you can get it on MacMice.com, I think.

    Edit: http://www.macmice.com/GCam.SIT
    They've taken it off their website. I've lost my copy and my backup, does anyone else have a second download link or can otherwise help me find this freeware?!

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