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    Feb 04, 2008
    Setting up USB webcam
    Im trying to set up my USB logitech webcam on my macbook.

    ..I have no idea how to go about setting it up and checking its working.

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    Mar 30, 2007
    MBP, 13.3" || iMac 20" 2.16 GHz C2D, 250 GB HD, 2 GB RAM, || 32GB i-Phone 4 || 32GB AT&T 3G iPad
    Why do you need a USB web cam?? Your built in camera on your laptop won't suffice??

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    Feb 04, 2008
    No it wont, I want the camera in a different position to my macbook

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    Unfortunately, you may be out of luck a bit with the Logitech camera if you want to use it other than your built-in iSight because there might not be drivers for it.

    However in the interest of getting a non-iSight equipped Mac to work with a webcam, my research and experience has led me purchase, test, and get working a different camera, a RocketFish webcam which comes with drivers for Mac OS X. It's about $50, and while I haven't tested it on my Macbook, it works fine on a Mac Mini.

    Worst case, you buy it and it doesn't work you can return it to say, Best Buy or some other place from which you got it.

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    You may also want to check out They provide drivers that will let many Logitech web cams work with OS X.

    Finally, if you are confining your video activities to Skype only, I would strongly recommend the Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks. This is a 2 Mp camera with a real glass lens. It produces a vastly superior picture quality to any webcam I have seen before. While not advertized as being Mac compatible, it does work with Mac Skype, at least on Tiger.
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    Jan 31, 2008
    I have an XBOX360 web cam and it works great, just plug and play. Bad thing is that there is not microphone on the camera so you will need and external mic to get sound. Also I have a Logitech webcam the STX model and I downloaded a driver from the macam website and it worked just fine.

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    Oct 09, 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by imme View Post
    Im trying to set up my USB logitech webcam on my macbook.

    ..I have no idea how to go about setting it up and checking its working.
    Thanks for asking this question. I have an iMac24 and the webcam shoots over my kids' head or sometimes we want to position it without having to move the whole monitor...

    Any other suggestions if I were to buy a new web cam?

    Thanks in advance!

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