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i have V-GEAR VX6 ON LEOPARD 10.5.2

I INSTALLED "MACAM" DRIVER SUPPORT

AND NOW THE WEBCAM WORKS LIKE A CHARM

HOPE IT IS OF HELP TO OTHERS

http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/


THE ABOVE LINK HAS SUPPORT FOR MOST OF THE CAMS FOUND IN THE MARKET
HATTS OFFFFF TO THESE GUYS
NOW I HAVE A FULLY WORKING HACKINTOSH


Intel Core 2 duo
4 gb ram
LG combo dvd drive
inbuit sound card Realtek HD ALC 888
TP link Wireless wifi card
Intel GMA 950 grafix card
Benq monitor (19')
2 hard disks

im lovin it


Do you got also MIC AUDIO LINE IN Working?

i want to buy this webcam to get also the AUDIO IN working
that's the only thing i can't ge working from my Hackintosh!

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Hi guys i am using a XBOX 360 webcam, works just perfect without deivers, everything works perfect, quality is 6-7 im 10

i recommend it

is cheap on ebay (US$ 25)

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I look into this a couple of weeks ago...

The Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac seems to be the webcam to get for OS X!

Here is a site which seems to have a current review of Mac webcams and they recommend it:
http://www.mac-compa...m.com/?ID=Mhint


The Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac is at NewEgg:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826104234

But cheaper at Amazon.com now:
http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B001AOK7KI


I have my new Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac here in a box waiting to install... I guess it is time to install it!

EDIT: I just spent a few minutes playing with this webcam on a Intel BadAxe1 Hackintosh with a vanilla 10.5.4 installation. It seems pretty decent and very easy to use. No microphone problems here. No drivers to install either, it just uses whatever is built in to OS X apparently. As far as mechanics go, I was expecting a more clip-like attachment to my monitor, instead the webcam sort of just lays on it (no big deal). I recorded some movies to test it out, PhotoBoth and QuickTime Pro (serial required) both work out of the box with this webcam as does iChatAV and other popular IM clients.

The camera is supposed to capture up to 720p (1280 x 720), but QuickTime Pro seems to produce a "native" resolution of 1600 x 1200. The frame rate seems to be pretty slow at this resolution. Fast motion is blurry. I suppose this is normal for webcams and acceptable for $100 video camera, but it certainly is a serious limitation for use. Switching to 640 x 480 (which QuickTime Pro compresses with H.264) solves most of that problem.

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I just picked up a used Xbox 360 web cam (at Game stop for $19.99) and it works great right of the box, no need to install any drivers for it. The only downside is that there is no built in audio. But imo it was an upgrade from the Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX, which i was originally using. This Logitech performed poorly, even with the Macam drivers for it.

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i have V-GEAR VX6 ON LEOPARD 10.5.2

I INSTALLED "MACAM" DRIVER SUPPORT

AND NOW THE WEBCAM WORKS LIKE A CHARM

HOPE IT IS OF HELP TO OTHERS

http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/
THE ABOVE LINK HAS SUPPORT FOR MOST OF THE CAMS FOUND IN THE MARKET
HATTS OFFFFF TO THESE GUYS
NOW I HAVE A FULLY WORKING HACKINTOSH
Intel Core 2 duo
4 gb ram
LG combo dvd drive
inbuit sound card Realtek HD ALC 888
TP link Wireless wifi card
Intel GMA 950 grafix card
Benq monitor (19')
2 hard disks

im lovin it




Nashlib.. im just nubie for hackintosh, and sorry cos my english not good.
im just nubie for hackintoshand my pc already Mac OS X 10.5.6. all driver was fix, excepting my webcam :D .
than can u help me, wht kind a webcam i hav to buy for my pc?
nb:
nice quality
not expansive
and easy to install

thx..

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Best CHEAP webcams...

- Xbox 360 Live camera. Works oob, no drivers. You'll need a mic if you want input. The picture quality is nice though. $20-$30 USD

- Dynex DX-WEB1C camera. Works oob, no drivers. Built in usb mic. The picture quality isn't quite as good as the Xbox Live camera but its pretty good. The built-in mic is a great feature to have. $13 USD shipped eBay.

Personally, I would go with the Dynex cam if you want an all-in-one solution. It's quite small too.

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You can install ichatusb + macam and have many more choices...

Both of these programs are available for permanent "trial" if you google for them.

I have 3-4 webcams I use regularly with OSX86 installs:

- Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision
http://techgizmo.net...itechwebcam.jpg

- Logitech Webcam for Notebooks Pro
http://www.summet.co...tebooks_pro.jpg

- Ezonics Ez Cam IV
http://i.testfreaks....m-iv.498125.jpg

They vary in price new or used from as low as $5 to as high as $55.
Logitech does make a MAC only cam that is decent too:

http://www.logitech....c...28&cl=US,EN

The nicer the cam the better the image and audio as higher priced ones come with usb built in audio.

If you need help finding those things in google just PM me...I love playing with cams and software for them.

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waaa... hmm theres all cam can using in i chat too? all.. :hysterical:
xP

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I hear the 360 one works, but is the video good, and does it have built in sound?
those are the two things im looking for
not choppy video
and built in sound that will work is OS X (iChat mainly)
i have Macam too



Hi,Logitech webcam is advantageous!

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I have the Logitech QuickCam S 5500 and it worked right out of the box with no drivers on my custom-built hackintosh (Q9550 Intel 2.83GHz, Gigabyte Motherboard EP45T-UD3R, Palit nVidia 9800GT 1GB, etc etc, installed using Boot-132 and Chameleon with some audio .kexts applied.

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The Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac seems to be the webcam to get for OS X!


I actually bought one of these yesterday for the machine I built last week. I will let you know what I think. To the best of my knowledge (assuming you only plan to use the webcam with iChat), iChat supports lower resolutions (I can't remember off the top of my head if it is 640x480 or 800x600).

Considering how expensive (and gigantic) Apple's iSight is now, one might consider other, better performing webcams. I'll try to post back on what I think of the Vision Pro when it comes in. I generally use iChat (or Skype when iChat refuses to connect).

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Hi,Logitech webcam is advantageous!


yihaa.. finally im using, Logitech Webcam C250
over all,was perfectly even sometime lagging and undetection..
work: photo booth,skype,yahoo mess (vid & voice call), ichat(sometimes cant share screen)
thx you.. ;)

http://www.logitech....c...64&cl=us,en

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my roommate had this great one that followed you. tall with a ball shaped camera at the top. anyone know what this one is?

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MAD, maybe this:

http://www.logitech....8/3480&cl=us,en

I bought a quickcam vision pro and it works well. Just remember to select the webcam as your mic source in iChat.

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It impressed me so much last time I just bought a new model of this iSight look alike - and I love it....full HD who could complain and it has a much better built in mic this time which I am pleased about http://agent.liquiddigital.com.au/

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logitech vision pro mac is the best. Plug and play. Utilizes the regular webcam drivers in Leopard.

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Hi.

I bought a Logitech Webcam/Quickcam Pro 9000 yesterday and it's fully working (video & integrated mic) on my retail install of Snow Leopard 10.6.2 (Core 2 Duo E8400/Asus P5E/4 GB/500GB) without any drivers or macam.

Tested OK on Photo Booth, Quicktime X and Skype.

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yihaa.. finally im using, Logitech Webcam C250
over all,was perfectly even sometime lagging and undetection..
work: photo booth,skype,yahoo mess (vid & voice call), ichat(sometimes cant share screen)
thx you.. ;)

http://www.logitech....c...64&cl=us,en


howd u get it to work, i have the camera, and it wont work, it just show up black.

Edit: just in photobooth it doesnt work.

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I hear the 360 one works, but is the video good, and does it have built in sound?
those are the two things im looking for
not choppy video
and built in sound that will work is OS X (iChat mainly)
i have Macam too

360 Cam works just fine.

The video isn't as good as a $75-$100 webcam...what do you expect?

No built in audio. But a $5.00 webcam from GameStop to be able to have a webcam ain't 1/2 bad!

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Hi,

I am currently using Logitech Quickcam...It's just working in a great way....

Thank you.

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