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Webcam to record video image

Can i use the webcam to record videos, you know like adding a software. actually my webcam is only meant for chatting,but cannot record video images(it can record snapshots).Can you help me,please?

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Read the manual or download a copy. I just read in there that the mac built in laptop cams can record live video. The software is already there. It told how to toggle between using the cam for videoconferncing, versus using the cam to record live video.

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There are solutions out there. Google Mac record Webcam.

This is one of the first ones that popped up; I cannot vouch for it, but it looks like there is a trial period:
http://www.mobiscope.com/

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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My webcam isn't working on Skype during video calls


Hello,

To set up your webcam, please follow these steps:

Download and install the most recent drivers for your video device. If your video camera does not have drivers for Mac OS X, please use the drivers.

Select your video device in Skype under Skype Preferences- Video. This step is not required if you have an Apple iSight.
Make sure the option Enable Skype video is ticked. You can also set video privacy settings to desired options in the same window.

The minimum system requirements for Skype 2.0 for Mac are a Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or newer, G4 800 MHz and above, any G5 or Intel processor, 512MB RAM, 40 MB free disk space on your hard drive and a microphone.

Suggested webcams include Apple iSight, Philips SPC900NC, or Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000.

Video and call quality may vary greatly in environments with conditions below these recommendations. Please be sure, that your webcam is connected and not in use with another program.

If you experience any issues with your webcam, please contact the manufacturer directly.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thanks.

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How to convert wmv video to ipad


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on Oct 25, 2010 | Mac Laptops

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How to change background and apply video effect of your web cam and mp3 player


This is a new feature of AV Webcam Morpher 2.0 which can be used in the Pro version only. With this feature, users can 'move' from one place to another, or build the stage to suit any special occasions like Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, etc.
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- Open the AV Webcam Morpher and switch to Background Changer module (3).

- Drop down the Default nickfaces list (4) for more background images.

- Selected background can be previewed in the Preview pane (5).

Notes:
- Make sure that the Preview (1) mode is on and at least one nickface (2) is selected.
- The default nickface, "Helen", cannot be used with the Background Changer.

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- Click on the Load button (1) and the Open dialog box comes up.

- Browse and select your favorite background image (2).

- Then, click Open (3).
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- Turn the Background Changer on by clicking on the ON/OFF button (1).

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- Switch to the Effects module and expand the Video Effects category.

- Expand the Color effects.

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Adjust the contrast of nickface vs. background:

Double click on Contrast (1) in the Effects pane to apply this effect into the webcam video.

Double click on Contrast (2) in the Effects to apply pane to adjust the contrast.

This effect make the video look more real by hiding the rendering effect around the nickface.

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Adjust the brightness of the whole scene of nickface and background:

Double click on Brightness (1) in Effects pane to apply this effect to the webcam video.

Double click on Brightness (2) in the Effects to apply pane to adjust the brightness.

This effect will make the video become darker; the darker it is, the warmer the webcam look.

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on Sep 23, 2010 | Mac Laptops

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I can make audio chat but i could not know how to make video chat. please convey me


You need a camera to access video chat.while doing audio chat just click on the camera icon in the chat software, autometically you can start the video chat.But before that connect a supportable camera.

Mar 27, 2010 | Mac Laptops

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How to use the video chat in macbook??


just checking, but did you use ichat? ichat is the chat client for AIM on a mac. they show icons next to the people that you can audio or video chat with. it shows a video camera next to those who you can mutually video chat with. if you click the icon, it makes a video chat. if you were looking to use a service other than AIM, i suggest meebo.com. you just hit the webcam icon once chatting with someone and you are ready to go (assuming you have the isight webcam in your macbook).
hope this helps ;-)

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How to Edit/Convert Sony HDR-FX1 HDV Files to FCP,Adobe Premiere,Avid
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Sony's HDR-FX1 is the first three-CCD HDV camcorder to hit the market. The Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder can record and playback both in high definition and in standard MiniDV formats, so the choice is yours. What's amazing is that with this camera, you can play and record both formats on a MiniDV tape!
With the Sony HDR-FX1, Sony developed a special compression engine. It encodes in MPEG2 at the same bit rate as DV. As a result, you can use the same miniDV tapes you're accustomed to buying to record at stunning high definition. Moreover, when in high definition mode, the camcorder records audio in MPEG1 Audio Layer II, providing excellent sound quality.
Sony HDR-FX1 Handycam Camcorder Supported Format:
Audio system: MPEG1 Audio Layer 2 Stereo;
Dolby Digital Output : MPEG1 Audio Layer 2-Stereo (HDV), PCM (DV)
Video: Digital Video Format: MPEG-2
Video Recording System: Real-Time HD Codec Engine, HDV/DV Recording
Still Image Format: JPEG
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Sony HDR-FX1 Handycam Camcorder:
Advantages:
1.Sharp and vibrant three-chip HD images;
2.Native 16:9 capture;
3. Ability to downconvert video for use with existing editing systems and displays.
Disadvantages:
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Along with the announcement of the HDR-FX1, Apple Computer is announcing support for the HDV spec with their popular video editing program, Final Cut. "Native HDV support in future releases of Final Cut will enable our customers to create high quality HD content with affordable HDV cameras, including Sony's much anticipated HDR-FX1 camcorder," said Rob Schoeben, Apple's Vice President of Applications Marketing.
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Avid, Canopus, Ulead and Pinnacle also announced support for HDV. Editing support has been a big issue for HDV in the past, with third party companies supplying solutions for Final Cut and Adobe Premiere.
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With the release of Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, no matter what usages you want to deal with Sony HDR-FX1 recorded HDV/DV files, for sharing on your websites, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Motionbox, Myspace, etc, for playing with your iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, Android Phones, Xbox 360, etc, for making forever collection by burning to Blu-ray or DVD, etc, it can help you to convert Sony HDV/DV files to MOV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, MP4, FLV, F4V, etc formats you wanted. Take it as your Sony HDR-FX1 converter, and you have the choice to deinterlace HDV/DV files, merge HDV/DV files into only one.

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Mac Higosoft Web Player is a web video creator and publishing tool for Mac users. With Higosoft Web Player, you are able to publish and display videos online, and then embed the generated flv player on any websites and personal blog.For detailed information about HigoSoft Web Player, please feel free to visit http://www.web-player.us

Higosoft Web Player is the newly published web video creator and publish tool for you to display flv video online in your own way, such as add ads like text, image,video or swf to redirect people to your websites, you can and embed the generated flv player on any websites and personal blog to promote your product or services. Below is the way to use HigoSoft webplayer

Step 1: Add flv video
Click “Add” button to import videos to this software
You are also able to do some basic setting for the videos, such as specifying hyperlink for the videos when clicking on the videos or when the video playback comes to the end.

Step 2: Add advertisement
In the "Advertise" tab, Higosoft Web Player provides you with two modes to insert ads on videos, including “Insert” mode and “Overlay” mode.

It allows you to add different types of ads inside or over your videos, such as text ads, image ads, swf ads, and video ads
In "Insert" mode, video will be paused to display the inserted object for a while depending on the duration set for the object, and after the duration, video will continue to play from where it's paused
In "Overlay" mode, the added objects will flow on the video and be displayed with the videos in the same time.

Step 3: Choose skin and style
Higosoft Web Player for Mac is equipped with abundant amazing web flv player skins and templates all of which are within "Template" tab.
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Step 4: Publish your videos to website
It is maybe the final purpose for HigoSoft web player, with it you are able to publish and display amazing videos online in a well-designed and elegant flash video player.


When you come to publish the videos online, you have two kinds of publish mode to choose. One is “Embed” mode and the other is “Out File” mode. The difference between these two modes is that under “Out File” mode, the software will generate additional xml file named “medialist.xml”. That is to say, when you publish in "Embed" mode, generally two files produced "dwplayer html" and "dwplayer swf" but with "Out File", the additonal "medialist.xml" file generated.

For more imformation about how to use HigoSoft web player, please visit http://www.web-player.us



on Jun 12, 2010 | Mac Laptops

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Video chat doesn't connect


You will not be able to accept or decline until someone try to initiate a connection with you. You are getting the declined message from whomever you were trying to connect to.  That just means, the had an option to accept or decline allowing you to view them, and they may have declined.  Try it out with someone who is currently using the feature. Once you know they have accepted your request. It should give you an option ot accept (or delcine) theirs.   
Hope this helps.... Let me know...
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URGENT MY ICHAT VIDEO CHAT IS NOT WORKING


If you are using VMware Fusion at the same time that you get the problem then it is Fusion. Check by shutting down Fusion then trying the iChat. If it works fine then it's definitely Fusion that is interrupting it.

With internet sharing off as you describe the next thing is to make sure that it is also not sharing the iSight itself. When fusion is running but not windows itself, check the configuration of your windows bootable in Fusion. (You'll have to excuss me a bit as I havn't used Fusion for a bit since switching over to Parallels) Check to see if the iSight is listed among the USB devices.

If it's not there load up windows and check which devices are connected there from the main Fusion Menu or the little icons on the Fusion Status bar. If it's not, double check by right clicking on MyComputer and choosing properties then go to Device Manager and then looking in there for any USB camera devices. If it is, right click and disable it.

See if any of that helps.

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How to convert MTS and M2TS files to QuickTime for editing in iMovie

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Trace back to iMovie'08, Apple has announced that this bundled video editing software works with many tapeless camcorders that record to HDD, flash memory, or DVD media, including camcorders using MPEG-2 (standard definition) and AVCHD (high definition) formats. With the release of iMovie'09, it expands supported camcorder formats from MPEG-2 (standard definition), AVCHD (high definition) to MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. However, it does not mean that iMovie will be an all-pass application to any sort of camcorders and cameras. Due to the wide range of media types and the different ways manufacturers store videos on these media types, Apple has reminded users that not all tapeless camcorders are compatible with iMovie'08 and iMovie'09. AVCHD camcorders which capture footages in the format of .mts/m2ts are among this range to some extent.

To make it possible for Mac users to edit MTS/M2TS files shot by AVCHD cameras in iMovie, this guide will provide a solution to the problem of how to convert MTS/M2TS files to QuickTime on Mac for editing in iMovie.

What you will need is Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Read on the following contents to find out a step-by-step instruction.

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Step 1: Click "Add" button to import MTS/M2TS files to this program

Step 2: Select QuickTime (*.mov) as output format for iMovie

Click on the drop-down list of "Format", and follow "Common Video" > "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)".

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Step 3: Set advanced settings

Click on "Settings" button, and afterwards you can adjust audio and video parameters including video/audio codec, resolution, video/audio bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel on the following window.

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By the way, if you’d like to combine all the added files to be as a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file" to realize it. Also, if you do not want to use the default save path, you can click "Browse" button to look for and specify a destination folder.

Step 4: Convert

After the above steps are done, you can click "Convert" button to start conversion. And you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, just import the output files to iMovie for editing. Click here to see How to edit videos in iMovie.

Additional Tips:

1. The program adopts advanced audio and video sync technology, and never lets your video and audio go in separate way.

2. This program optimizes its conversion speed with multi-thread technology, so that you can convert MTS/M2TS AVCHD files 1.5 or 2 times faster than other similar programs.

3. Its trim and crop functions allow you to select the proper time length for MTS/M2TS videos, as well as cut off any unwanted areas.

4. It Provides users with simple gauss blur effect, which is very useful to recorded files, since it can eliminate the noise of recorded videos. If you like, you can also add other special effects including simple laplacian sharpen, gray, flip color, invert, aged film, etc. to your video files.

5. It allows users to add various watermarks, such as text watermark, image watermark, GIF animation watermark and video watermark.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Mac Laptops

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