MacMost Now 241: Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for Mac

MacMost reviews the Logitech Quickcam VIsion Pro, a USB web camera packaged specifically for Mac. It is a good replacement for the discontinued stand-alone iSight cameras if you don't have an iSight built into your Mac.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 241: Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for Mac”

    Carl Grainger
    10 years ago

    Hi Gary, this clip was a real great find today. Many thanks for such a great resource. I’m a Mac Pro user and was checking out the logitech as a webcam only but your info on pod casting use was a timely pro-tip. Current UK price at amazon is £62 so compares very favourably with a second hand iSight off eBay (today one went for £92 + shipping!). I’m interested in podcasting for occasional business support – have you done a video on mac podcasting cameras and microphones yet? Thanks again Carl Grainger

      10 years ago

      Thanks. I’ve touched on bits and pieces about video podcasting in episodes 119, 121 and 265.

    Eric
    10 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    Can you force this camera to record at 30fps?
    I’m trying to record guitar & piano ideas with no hand motion blur (like I can with my Sony DV).

    My brother can use his 9000 on his PC with Window Movie Maker.. and it’s totally crisp with no blur.
    thanks
    Eric

      10 years ago

      What are you using to record? Perhaps try a different program, like iMovie or Photo Booth. I’m not an expert at this particular piece of hardware as I don’t use it on a regular basis. Try contacting HP and see what they say. I think it is the same camera as the 9000, just in a different box. Also, it may not be the camera that is causing the blur, but maybe the compression you are using to save the video — but that depends what you are using to record and what your settings are. Try playing with it a bit.

    Eric
    10 years ago

    Will this camera record at 30fps with no hand motion blur?

      10 years ago

      Motion blur? I’m not sure. I think if you are concerned about that level of quality you can’t expect it from a Web cam meant for video chatting. I’d go with a good Firewire camcorder.

    Eric
    10 years ago

    I’m a Mac guy for years, I have a music studio here in Hollywood.
    If the 9000 (webcam) can do it on a PC (my brother’s), I’m sure there must be a way on my Macs. I can’t carry around & set up my large DV cam everywhere I have ideas.
    I just thought you might know.
    thanks

      10 years ago

      I believe the 9000 Logitech is the same thing as the one I review in this video, just in a different box marketed for Macs. Anyone know for sure?

    david
    9 years ago

    I have tried this camera with Skype. It doesn’t work, skype doesn’t recognise the camera. Does anyone have a solution?

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