mac cu-seeme audio from my videocam?

Alvena hyde (
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 18:25:19 -0500

Hello all,

Well, I am trying to remember if there is a way to use my videocam for
audio input with cu-seeme on a mac 8500AV (150/32/33.6)..seems to me I
remember someone saying there way a special type of plug, or something,
that you could use to plug in the audio output from your camera into the
apple microphone plug, someone mentioned something about the length
needing to be a certain way to disable the apple mic...but I can't
remember all of it.

I am running this ancient GE video cam (15 years old, and it still gives
decent video, believe it or not) that I have been using with cu-seeme
for the video, running it through the VCR box, with an output to the
computer video input with r-type plugs. The vcr also has r-type audio
output plugs, but I can't get any sound when I use the r-jacks on the
cpu for audio input....

I can get the audio with the mac microphone in the mac mic jack,
however, I thought if there was a way to get it with the mic on the
videocam, this would just be a heck of a lot easier and more
convenient...always looking for the easier way, aren't we :)? there a way to get this videocam audio into my mac, or should I
just be happy with the mac mic and forget it? Now if you answer this,
please be kind and remember that I am just a computer-stupid middle-aged
lady who likes to fool with this kind of stuff, but an electronics
engineer I'm not...

thanks again.


Alvena Hyde
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