Recording sound from an integrated mic AT THE SAME TIME as integrated webcam

Mar 22, 2011 at 2:44pm

Recording sound from an integrated mic AT THE SAME TIME as integrated webcam

Hi I am working on my first ever project in MAX, which also happens to be for my final Degree project in MEdia Practice and Theory (Digital Media) I have spent months trying to create a patch that records a video clip from the integrated webcam when a key is pressed, and stops recording (and saves the video to the hardrive) when another key is pressed. However hard I try though I can’t figure out how to also capture the sound for the recording from an integrated mic in the IMAC. I am really struggling and this is the last bit I need to figure out. I have looked through countless help files for the grabber and the sound settings for that, and for buffer etc but I really struggle with it. I just want to also capture the sound so that I have one clip of the person moving/talking. I don’t want to do anything with this except have them saved on the hardrive. Please please help if you think you can as I only have three weeks to figure our what has had me stumped for months!!

Thanks, :)


Mar 22, 2011 at 3:03pm

Did you check jit.qt.grab‘s helpfile? Especially the [p grab-to-disk] patcher?

I just tried (I never tried before), it took me 30s to get a beautifull movie with my voice. So 3 weeks is plenty of time!

Mar 22, 2011 at 4:01pm

Or check out jit.vcr if you need to make adjustments to the sound…

Mar 23, 2011 at 10:33am

I did yes, but as someone new to MAX I don’t understand the help files. I press things and look in the MAX window but don’t really understand which are the bit that I am after.

Mar 23, 2011 at 3:28pm

If you don’t understand the help files, then start with the tutorials. Jitter’s tutorial 21 is about jit.qt.grab.

2 weeks and 6 days left. Should be enough ;-)

Mar 24, 2011 at 10:37am

Yup tried that lol!

Not quite what I’m after, or else I can’t get it to work.

Ah well, I’ve managed without a degree before! And its not like there are any jobs out there anyway! lol Time to throw in the towel!

Thanks though!


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