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    Webcams for a MAC

    A friend of a friend wants a webcam for her Mac. I've no idea what sort it is but I don't think its that old but she thinks you can't get any.

    Help please!!

    I know nothing about Macs

    regards

    Simon

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    The iSight? They don't seem to have them on the apple site, maybe they could look on ebay?

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    you might find they are expensive on ebay sold mine for £150 a good 4 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    you might find they are expensive on ebay sold mine for £150 a good 4 months ago.
    Seems about right for one in good nick.

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    Why on earth are they not easily available - I know Mac users haven't got the brains to deal with a mouse with more than one button :-) but are they too ugly to use webcams as well? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Why on earth are they not easily available - I know Mac users haven't got the brains to deal with a mouse with more than one button :-) but are they too ugly to use webcams as well? :-)

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    1. Mac mice now have 4 buttons, and the lack of buttons was based on the idea of KISS...
    2. The iSight was withdrawn (in Dec. 2006) as all new mac's come with one built in.

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    Red face

    I told you I was from Barcelona....

    Ta for info - I now understand - maybe PCs will catch up one day :-)

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    If she has a Video camera with a firewire port she can use that as a webcam. How old is the machine?

    I have a webcam that cost £8 ish that apparently works with the mac. I I purchased it from eBay, you should take a look.

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    I'll suggest trying the Firewire route.

    Looking on t'internet - it looks a bit geek-ish to try to get a non-apple webcam working on a Mac.

    My friend's friend lives in Paris so its it a bit far to pop round for the night to sort it out

    regards

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    If you look on the mac site there should be some logitech ones that work with macs.

    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObje...NGwmcN134avpXM

    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObje...NGwmcN134avpXM

    Hopefully those links work, ones a usb logitech and the other is a firewire one.

    Depends on how much she wants to spend I guess.

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    If its just for video chat then you may be able to use macam with any USB compatible webcam.

    I have installed this software on a mac mini using a logitech webcam (can't remember which one it was) and can see it it Photo Booth. Can't use the filters though but am not sure if this is because the app was copied from a different machine onto the mini. Photo Booth doesn't really come with it.

    Macam

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