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I am a teacher in a public school. I want to have my students make stop motion movies this week. I plan/hope to use the program "istopmotion" but need cameras. My lab has G5 imacs which are great except it's pretty much impossible to film a stop motion movie with the built in camera.

Where can I get some cameras/webcams that work with the mac?

I was hoping to get some isights, but can't find them, and will settle on the QuickCam Vision Pro if I have to but am looking for other things.

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When you do find external iSights, the sellers tend to ask a high price. What you also would want is a camera you can place in a fixed position, preferably on a tripod via the tripod screw mount. Not all cameras have that.

Some time back Apple added support for USB Video Class (UVC) standard cameras. I think that will work. See the following threads; Mac-forums, Apple, Tuaw.

If you have access to video cameras with firewire (Sony iLink) then you can use those with the appropriate cable.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

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try to get some informations about PLUSCOM v 303 or v 301....
its a cheap usb webcam working with mac.
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You may also wish to consider the iMage Webcam and the iUSBCam driver, both from eCamm networks.

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I think that ivezeen lets you turn your isight into a webcam to record video. The trial is free, but the license is $14.95 (from Boinx I think it's called), which I think is perfectly reasonable.

I would say to get a logitech, except that they're big, bulky and expensive. I personally tested the logitech for mac and for over $100, you don't get the quality that you would with a built in. Is there anyway you could get your hands on a built-in isight or do you have to find something else?

I think there may be other webcams out there, I'd search for a UVC webcam. That means it's mac compatible.
This list http://www.mac-compatible-web-cam.com/
Shows a bunch of them, apparently Creative has options too.
You could combine that with the ivezeen for example...

Hope that helps.
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