Hypercam - for mac

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  1. Needsumhelp

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    I cant seem to find it anywhere, so can someone give me a link? I dont want to have to pay for it either.

    Over-simplified version:
    Need link for free mac hypercam
     
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    What's a hyper-cam?
     
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    a program for recording videos on computers. Google it next time.
     
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    Possibly not the best way of encouraging someone who was trying to help you... :rolleyes:
     
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    Plus: I've actually googled it and found only some strange shareware for Windows. If I had wanted to be mean, *I'd* have told you to go google it. "hypercam mac" for example. Doesn't show any Mac software called hypercam, though. Because, it seems, there is none.

    So let's rephrase your original question together. What do you want to do with that software? There's already software for recording from a cam on your Mac. Doesn't do what you want? Then state what the exact purpose is, and people on here can make suggestions for other apps.
     
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    I think he/she is after screen capture software which takes videos rather than pictures.
     
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    Indeed! :D

    This is what I suspect too, in which case a prime candidate may be Snapz Pro X by Ambrosia Software.
     
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    I wasn't trying to be mean. I was simply stating you could find out what it was next time by googling it.


    Anyway, I need it to record videos of things on my web browser. Mainly games.

    If there are other programs that can record videos like hypercam can, I would be happy to use them. And I'm not sure what you mean by screen capture for videos... And just to be clear, I want one that I can put into a video editing program, such as iMovie afterwards, and edit.
     
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    Did you follow up the link I included?
     
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    I didn't know if that was the kind of program I was looking for. I'll check it out now.
     
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    The usus here - and on other forums, I'm sure - is that if you post a request you give as much information as you already have. You're _requesting_ our help. Out of the kindness of our hearts, we'll share the information we have or can find. It is expected from you that you share the information _you_ have. It helps yourself, so there's not much reason not to do it. ;) Please keep that in mind in the future.
     
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    Sorry about that. I was in a horrible mood when I posted the google thing in the first place. Any other time I wouln't have said anything like that.

    Anyway, that program is just what I was looking for. Made a killer vid today, and it doesn't look too bad for my first video. (although there is the factor of having to pay after 30 days... I have one problem though. When I make the movie, and edit it, it saves it as a .mov for QuickTime. Is there any way to convert it into something uploadable to youtube?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    There probably are many converters. QuickTime Pro costs money, but others should be around. Look on versiontracker.com or macupdate.com - I'd say "quicktime convert" plus the format you want should do the trick. ffmpegX is free (but rather complicated...).
     
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    I upgraded from an earlier version of Snapz Pro X, which came with my Mac, and I don't remember a 30 day demo period; it was just that some features were limited unless you made the purchase. Perhaps the situation has changed?

    I'm a bit confused about the file format issue. The relevant YouTube FAQ page states:

    So you should be fine with a QuickTime .mov file!

    Also, iMovie will import QuickTime movies for editing. I would have thought Snapz Pro X and iMovie would be just what you want (?).
     
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    I tried uploading it, but it said "Failed (invalid file format)".

    I'll try searching for one of those. Thanks.


    EDIT:
    I found something to turn .mov into .mpg. So maybe it will work now.
     
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    Odd. Another thought: have you played with the different compression types when saving the movie at the end?

    When saving the movie, click on the "Settings" button by Video Track, and choose a compression method. YouTube should be able to accept some form of QuickTime .mov format!
     
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    I think the compression type is the problem. I followed the instructions on the iMovie help thing so I could have it semi-high res, but keep the quality low. I think that may have been the problem.
     
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    Ummmm i just got my mac about 1 month ago (Imac home) and i was tryin to get hypercam 2 til' i read fryke's post about how mac has a preset program for recording. What is it? And i need help with some other stuff too plz help me.
     

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