The funniest thing about iSight ...

Posted by: six_of_one

The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 12:21 AM

... is that if you actually set it up this way, it falls over forward flat on its face ...<br><br><br><br>(from apple.com)<br><br>In fact, they specifically recommend you NOT set it up this way ...<br><br>marketing: ain't it great???<br><br>=)<br><br>***matt<br><br>"Nothing says 'obey me!' like a bloody head on a fencepost ..."
Posted by: carp

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 12:34 AM

Its called "foreSight"<br><br>The stand is clearly behind the iSights center of gravity, more so with the lens being the heaviest part of the product.<br><br>
Posted by: NotTheOnly1

I still want to buy-- - 07/03/03 01:17 AM

-- the BLACK iPod!<br><br>
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 03:38 AM

Can't wait to receive mine <br>I might get the chance to join you all in your weekend gatherings (it's been a while since your last one, eh?).. I wonder if iChat AV would work in a conference of more than 2 iChatters.<br><br><br>WaleedsGallery - DigitalEye
Posted by: hayesk

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 04:52 AM

No, silly. The words are holding it up. Stick some marketing copy under that thing and it's steady as a rock! <br><br>
Posted by: PointBreak

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:29 AM

I am with you Waleed I can't wait to get hold of one! With all the timezones we will have to find an hour of the day that is moderately compatible with everyone!<br><br>Need a laugh? Visit CreatorDude.com
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:34 AM

i just checked tracking on mine ordered on tuesday (2nd day air) and it has left the building and is in transit to my door...i hope we are an early stop for airborne (my previous house was one of the first stops in the morning -- ~8:30 am -- no such luck here).<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: PointBreak

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:36 AM

I look forward to a full report then Sean!<br><br>Need a laugh? Visit CreatorDude.com
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:36 AM

I just thought of what the iSight reminds me of...<br><br><br><br>iRadar, anyone?<br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: MrsJonnyCat

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:50 AM

that's funny because I must have skipped that part in the guide, I set mine up the opposite way and have no problems, it stands up great! It just seemed logical that it would stand up, balanced properly, the opposite way than is shown in the Apple image. <br><br>MrsJC<br><br>If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
Posted by: MrsJonnyCat

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:54 AM

Unfortunately iChat AV only allows you to video/audio with one other person, multiple people can't tune in at the same time. I think anyway, could be wrong though. I think what happens is if you are in a chat with someone, and then someone else rings you up, if you hit "accept," that kills the current video/audio you are in and goes to the new person. I think, don't quote me on that.<br><br>MrsJC<br><br>If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:55 AM

I guess we still gotta rely on QT Broadcaster for our fun, eh?<br><br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: MrsJonnyCat

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 08:00 AM

Yah, I think we have to do that if we wanna do multiple. We'll have to try it out, haven't actually tried it with a third person to see what happens. And if both Hagen and I were to try and chat through iChat AV from home, we don't think it will work for us - two people from the same household trying to AV with other people, using iChat that is.<br><br>MrsJC<br><br>If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 08:03 AM

Think it has something to do withthe IP then?<br><br>Is there an FAQ up for the new iChat yet?<br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: MrsJonnyCat

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 09:19 AM

i'm not sure if there is an FAQ up yet, I haven't checked that out yet. It could be the IP for two of us doing outgoing from the same home, but with broadcaster we could both do it, but of course that slowed down the server and the streaming would stall a bit, but it still worked.<br><br>MrsJC<br><br>If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
Posted by: JonnyCat

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 09:30 AM

probably with work with just one IP address.<br><br>but, our problem is our outbound bandwidth on our DSL connection is 128Kbits. And one A/V chat is 100Kbits so we only have enough bandwidth to do one chat at a time.<br><br>With the broadcaster, we set our bandwidth at 50-60Kbps so both of us could broadcast.<br><br>[color:blue]Quitters never win, winners<br> never quit, but those who never win AND never quit are idiots.</font color=blue>
Posted by: trey

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 10:07 AM

iChat discussion forum<br><br>
Posted by: hayesk

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 10:14 AM

If you guys share a single internet connection through a router, turn off your firewall on your Macs, and give it try. (Assuming you have firewall enabled). If it works, then you can turn the firewall back on and open up the correct ports (which I forget at the moment).<br><br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 10:28 AM

Or, here's a revolutionary concept- actually sit next to each other, and be on the same feed!!!!<br><br><br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 11:22 AM

okay, i've got it and tried it out with a colleague in kansas just now...pretty awesome. my miniDV camera was on a tripod off to the side of my desk and the iSight sticks right to the back of the cinema display...this allows me to chat and appear to be looking in the camera at the same time. that's nice. the iSight itself is smaller than i anticipated and that's a pleasant surprise. also, i had to read the directions to learn how to set it up...and, i tend to skip directions. <br><br>the person i spoke with got an iSight today as well (we bought them on the same grant account) and we both tried the option that allows you to make the chat full screen. it doesn't look great on my 22" cinema display, but that is probably a result of having such a big monitor. otherwise, it's pretty awesome.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 11:29 AM

it doesn't look great on my 22" cinema display, but that is probably a result of having such a big monitor.<br><br>Well, boo-friggin'-hoo.<br><br>Seriously, though, have fun! <br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 01:39 PM

Since DM took the boo friggin hoo approach, let me take the high road instead. If that 22" display is too much for you, Sean, I'll be happy to take it off your hands for only a small fee <br><br> Alas, poor Yorick. -- Hamlet
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:05 PM

i think you both misinterpret my displeasure...i am perfectly happy with the LCD...it's the iSight that is at fault, but the benefits (it was free) outweigh the disadvantages so don't even ask. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: PointBreak

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:14 PM

Sean can you say your camera never arrived, ship yours to me and then you get a replacement? I think there is sound logic there!<br><br>Need a laugh? Visit CreatorDude.com
Posted by: drjohn

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:28 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>we bought them on the same grant account<p><hr></blockquote><p>And people wonder why I'm so against grants.<br><br>drjohn<br>[i]My photographs[i]
Posted by: JohnR

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:30 PM

No kidding...a grant to buy iSights? How was that justified?<br><br><br>My stuff for sale
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:47 PM

Don't know about Sean's grant, but do know that one of my colleagues, who has an autistic child and has gotten very interested in education for autistic children, has discovered distance education as one of the things that works with his kid. He has a very elaborate set-up, in fact. Now he's thinking of making his experience part of an educational laboratory setting. I have no idea whether he's going to be applying for grants, but if some grant-giving agency is willing to fund the experiment to discover a better way to educate autistic kids, wouldn't that be neat? And boy, you ought to see just how difficult it is to deal with this boy. He's astonishingly strong, for one thing--but an iMac (he has the non-LCD variety for obvious reasons ) makes him focus like you wouldn't believe.<br><br> Alas, poor Yorick. -- Hamlet
Posted by: JohnR

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:49 PM

YoYo, that sounds great....grants to research stuff like that is something I have no problems with.<br><br><br>My stuff for sale
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 06:52 PM

Well, I hope it works out for him, personally as well as in terms of research. It's his only child, and he was initially devastated by the diagnosis. He's worked his way through that, though, and has really dedicated himself both to his son and to the disease itself. Interestingly, he is a political scientist by profession rather than a psychologist or education specialist, but he has adapted tremendously.<br><br> Alas, poor Yorick. -- Hamlet
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:08 PM

well, this is the 3rd grant we currently have (they're all NIH small business grants) and this one is a collaboration with folks at the university of kansas. if you saw the monthly phone bills we have for our phone conferences (we have conference calls once a week and then there's bunches of little calls for this and that and those can all be iChat calls now), you'd see that the iSight and iChat A/V will pay for itself in just a few months. we're always looking at ways to save money and that's how it's justified. <br><br>dr. john, i give you permission to be against grants (kidding), but you shouldn't be against our wonderful projects because we really do some great things for adolescents with learning disabilities. i've been on a lot of different grants in my short life, but i really think these current projects are some of the most worthwhile yet. at some point, i'll try and create a demo to share with anyone here who is curious (not that i think anyone is, but...). i have very good people working for me and doing very quality work. grants = good. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 07:16 PM

there are grant monies available for students with disabilities. i would encourage him to look <a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm">HERE</a>. they have good documentation for what they expect from grant projects and they fund disability issues very, very well.<br><br>if you are curious to see some of the titles of the projects that are funded and the amount per year, try <a href="http://silk.nih.gov/public/cbz2zoz.@www.sbirsttr.fy2003.txt">THIS LINK</a> -- who knows, you might even come across my wife's latest project that starts in sept. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 09:15 PM

If grants result in a good final outcome then I guess I can't complain. I just think many of them, that I've seen anyway, seldom do. I was under the impression that the iSight is nothing more than a web cam. Is it necessary to see who you are talking to? Is it a necessary part of iChat A/V for the program to be able to telecommunicate? Would a microphone work? Smart...wise...,whatever, people want to know.<br><br>drjohn<br>[i]My photographs[i]
Posted by: sean

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 09:56 PM

well, a microphone might work...then again, i don't think apple built microphone compatibility into iChat. while we are geeky types on this forum, the people at the other end of my conversations are not geeky types so any solution has to be easy. apple has made iChat A/V and iSight easy. you plug in the camera and it works. free (after the initial cost anyway) long distance calls with video included. can't beat it right now. it's not necessary for us to see who we are talking with (unless these cameras can get good shots of the computer screens...now, that would be beneficial), but i didn't know of an easy mac solution that allows long distance calls with just audio. if nothing else, i no longer sit in my boxer shorts while working at home -- iSight has cleaned me up. isn't that benefit enough? <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: The funniest thing about iSight ... - 07/03/03 10:21 PM

iSight has cleaned me up. isn't that benefit enough?<br><br>As I recall, one does get gritty in a convertible.<br><br>drjohn<br>[i]My photographs[i]