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Please tell me about your USB "web cam" success with jit.qt.grab

March 27, 2007 | 5:10 pm

I am working on an art installation and want to use a USB camera. Usually I am using Max/Jitter for stage shows and then I use a firewire DV …. this works great.

This thing goes up on the 6th. So I need to figure something out ASAP. I have been futzing with macam and a logitech camera. But no luck.

So where the rubber hits the road:

What specific models of USB webcams has anyone gotten to work with jit.qt.grab?

OR

Has anyone had luck with macam and a specific camera?

If anyone has any insight on these issues I would appreciate it greatly to hear about your experiences.

ALSO for anyone interested in cybernetic concoction or installation art. We have building a pretty cool rig for this show.

It is still a work in progress but here is the current component list:

Mac mini
M Audio 410
Wiring Microprocessor
4 motion sensors
ENTTEC DMXUSBPRO
6 channel amplifier
6 speakers
1 self powered speaker system
1 Crate Amp
2 PZM microphones
12 20W Halogen fixtures
3 150W Flood lamps
7 Black Light fixtures
16 channels of DMX dimming
2 35mm film rewinding tables (for driving simple automation system)
Several Nice Mirrors
1 LCD projector
9-12 monitors
Some old PCs

An amazing suspension grid supports a giant wave of plaster cast human forms.

i will have documenation at http://www.whenimbadimbetter.com or http://www.whenimbadimbetter.org as things progress.


March 27, 2007 | 5:18 pm

On Mar 27, 2007, at 10:10 AM, Luke Schantz wrote:

>
> What specific models of USB webcams has anyone gotten to work with
> jit.qt.grab?
> OR
> Has anyone had luck with macam and a specific camera?

For Macam, I would start with this list:

http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/cameras/index.php

-Joshua


March 28, 2007 | 12:30 am

Thanks for the reply.

The issue is not Macam working with the USB camera. It is working with the camera now. The issue is with jitter being able to recognize the camera through macam.

I would love a camera that does not need or use macam. Oh yeah it is called "iSight …. (but i am on a budget.)"

Thanks,

Luke


March 28, 2007 | 10:17 am

On 28 mars 07, at 02:30, Luke Schantz wrote:

> Thanks for the reply.
>
> The issue is not Macam working with the USB camera. It is working
> with the camera now. The issue is with jitter being able to
> recognize the camera through macam.
>
> I would love a camera that does not need or use macam. Oh yeah it
> is called "iSight …. (but i am on a budget.)"

Did you tried on MacOS 10.4.9? It appears that Apple added the
support of USB Video Class webcams, for iChat (maybe it works in
other software). I can’t test it though.

Cheers,
ej


March 28, 2007 | 12:31 pm

Hi,

If the camera is working in macam application, but not in quicktime
player(file->new movie recording) or Jitter, then maybe you forgot to
install macam component by copying file "macam.component" to your "/
Library/Quicktime" folder?

hth,
nesa


March 28, 2007 | 11:05 pm

duh! at least i had the camera plugged in;)

thanks that is what it was.

Luke


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