Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:01:17

Author: chuck britton

Subject: Re: How to get full screen display using a web cam

Post:

You can always lug your 'book down to the local Apple Store and ask
'em for advice.
They are QUITE willing to 'provide' you with solutions!

Seriously - someone there DOES understand your problem.


At 1:08 PM -0600 2/18/11, Dan Bernoulli wrote:
>Hmmm,
>
>My frustration level is high. This should be easy. I have bought and
>tried too many webcams. If I recall correctly the latest one is a
>Logitech Web Cam Pro for Notebooks. It is rather limited in ID
>markings (as Logitech is famous for). It works fine with skype and
>PhotoBooth but iMovie doesn't recognize it and macam doesn't list
>it. I have purchased many other webcams that suffer similar malaise
>- works with one app but not another.
>
>So I guess my question(s) to the group is(are):
>
>If I want to do just one thing display the video from a camera in
>full screen mode on my MacBook Pro running under Snow Leopard,
>hopefully without having to download additional drivers, what
>camera - preferable small in size and mass - works with what program
>to most easily get me a full screen shot of whatever it is pointed
>at. Cost at this point is not an issue. (Mrs. Marsh my H.S. English
>teacher is undoubtedly shaking her head in dismay at the run on
>sentence ; )
>
>Being a little gun shy, am I better off buying a firewire camcorder
>instead of a usb webcam? If so, what camcorders do you all use?
>
>I would ask what others do but my guess is they have independent
>cameras hooked directly to their digital projectors?
>
>Dan Beeker
>
>> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:54:56 -0500
>> From: wonnell@pha.jhu.edu
>> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> CC: wonnell@pha.jhu.edu
>> Subject: Re: [tap-l] How to get full screen display using a web cam
>>
>>
>> Dan,
>>
>> iMovie: click button so that it is importing from your webcam,
>> in the window that pops up, you can then drag it to fill your screen.
>> This works at least with my built-in camera.
>> You may need to go to menubar-->Window-->Zoom.
>>
>> If you have a USB webcam, it may not work with iMovie.
>> You may need a driver to make iMovie recognize your camera.
>> Check out: http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> -- Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> this is iMovie '09; I don't have the latest version.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Dan Bernoulli wrote:
>>
>> > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:41:40 -0600
>> > From: Dan Bernoulli
>> > Reply-To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> > To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> > Subject: Re: [tap-l] How to get full screen display using a web cam
>> >
>> >
>> > Steve,
>> >
>> > This works great for "stills" but how do I get my webcam to work
>>in iPhoto? I've only had my Mac for 3 years and I am still
>>challenged by it.
>> >
>> > Dan
>> >
>> > > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:34:38 -0500
>> > > From: wonnell@pha.jhu.edu
>> > > To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> > > Subject: Re: [tap-l] How to get full screen display using a web cam
>> > >
>> > > Dan,
>> > >
>> > > iPhoto
>> > >
>> > > Menubar-->View-->FullScreen
>> > >
>> > > (or option-command-shift-f)
>> > >
>> > > -- Steve
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Dan Bernoulli wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:25:02 -0600
>> > > > From: Dan Bernoulli
>> > > > Reply-To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> > > > To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> > > > Subject: [tap-l] How to get full screen display using a web cam
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Need some help. I have a macbook pro. I need a quick/simple
>>application that will display a full screen picture of whatever is
>>on my external webcam. For example I use it to show the screen of
>>an oscilloscope. (Yes I know I can use a digital scope with a vga
>>output but it just doesn't work well for my needs.) I generally
>>have about thirty seconds to get things working or I lose my
>>audience. Does anyone have suggestions?
>> > > >
>> > > > Dan Beeker
>> > > >
>> >
>


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