I have an open-plan office full of computers, about 75% Macs. We're considering putting in security cameras with a DVR. It seems to me that with all these computers (and a bunch of spares, at that) we could do this with what we have instead of paying a security company for dedicated hardware. What can I use to coordinate multiple webcams and do security-DVR-type stuff with them?
posted by mendel
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I'm making a sexy video for someone, but want to make sure there's no way it could be traced back to me if he shares it. Keeping my face/identifying marks off screen (obviously), but what about technologically? Recording with iSight on my macbookpro, maybe an edit or 2 in iMovie, then send the file thru gmail. Will anyone be able to trace it back to this macbook? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 11, 2011 -
Using OS X, is it possible to show a photo in my live iSight video stream? (not using iChat) [more inside]
posted by SteveLambert
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I have to shoot a quick, five-minute video that's basically a vlog: just me talking into the camera. To film it, I can use either a built-in iSight camera on a 2008 pre-unibody MacBook Pro, or an iPhone 4. Which one would be the better choice? Yeah, I'm aware it's not going to look cinematic with either one, but I want to look as decent as I can within reason. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T.
on Jan 24, 2011 -
I'm about to video Skype for the first time, using my macbook pro's built-in isight camera.
The person I'm Skyping with has never met me, but has a whacky sense of humor, so I thought it might be amusing to start out by feeding in a few seconds of stock video of a hunky male stripper (cutting it off, and replacing it with my geeky real self, long before it gets lewd). Is there any way to do this?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jan 1, 2011 -
My iMac iSight camera is "in use by another application". Can you help me figure this out so I can use the camera again? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Aug 23, 2009 -
Best webcam for Mac OS X, is iSight still the one camera to rule them all? [more inside]
posted by genial
on Jul 1, 2009 -
A couple of years ago, my PhotoBooth app on my Mac was acting funky, so I trashed it. For some reason, I thought I could just go online and download a fresh version. That's proving difficult. Ultimately, I don't really care about downloading PhotoBooth. I just want to use my built-in webcam to take a picture of myself. Preferably high enough quality that I can make 2" by 2" passport photos. My webcam works fine (I use it for Skype, for example), but I can't seem to find a way to just take a damn picture of myself. And I don't want to pay for to download an application online. Hope me, hivemind.
posted by billysumday
on Jun 5, 2009 -
I want my Mac's iSight camera to capture video, not just still photos. I'm running Tiger (10.4), not Leopard (10.5). Will anything other than upgrading to Leopard let my Mac do this? (Is there any hack or third-party software that lets the iSight act as a video camera under Tiger?)
posted by sparrows
on Jun 17, 2008 -
What USB2/FireWire video camera would you get for an iBook whose owner wants to video chat? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Oct 16, 2007 -
Can a MacPro have an iSight camera? As a desktop computer it only can use an external monitor, and Apple's external monitors don't have iSight built in. The clincher is that Apple doesn't sell iSight cameras any more, separate from the ones built-in to MacBooks. So how can a MacPro connect to an iSight?
posted by mark7570
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Looking for a barcode scanner (>$100; usb, wireless or firewire) to import books into delicious library on mac 10.3.9.
Must be plug and play (no cuecat).
posted by jchinique
on Jun 14, 2007 -
can someone recommend an app for recording video on a mac from dv input, but in a format more compact than dv? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Mar 3, 2006 -
I am planning to buy a new entry-level iMac with the built-in iSight and was wondering if anyone else has one already. What do you think about the machine? What kind of motion control do you have with the iSight, if any? (I'm an experienced Mac user, so I'm faimiliar with the OS already)
posted by cajo
on Dec 28, 2005 -
Having problems with iSight on a Powerbook. It worked well up until recently. Now I get a spinning beachball anytime I use a program that uses the iSight as a video source. [more inside]
posted by squink
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Is there anyway to set an Apple iSight's focus to infinity rather than the default autofocus? [more inside]
posted by terrapin
on Dec 8, 2005 -
So I'm interested in finally using my iChat to meet and hang out with folks online, as well as use my iSight for something more than scanning books. Does anybody know of fun ways to meet folks in iChat? Perhaps a community or two? [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on Mar 29, 2005 -
Is it possible to rig up my iSight camera (Mac OS X) to essentially act as a security camera? I'd like to record the footage it sees for "x" hours before overwriting, and ideally have it motion-activated so it only records when it detects movement.
posted by robbie01
on Mar 1, 2005 -
What's the best solution for videoconferencing between a Mac with iSight and a PC with an USB webcam? [more inside]
posted by rubin421
on Dec 8, 2004 -
An iSight / iBook / EvoCam question concerning non-refreshing images and possibly firewire power inside ... [more inside]
posted by terrapin
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I'm stationed overseas and need help with my iSight connection. Help me out MeFi networking gurus! (MI) [more inside]
posted by tetsuo
on Oct 16, 2004 -