When recording in BoinxTV, I need to be able to zoom in. The Mac iSight Camera does not let you do this. I have plugged in a Canon HD video camera with a USB cable, but the only option I have to use is the built-in iSight camera. Please help
The USB camcorders don’t deliver their live signal over USB, so they are not usable with BoinxTV. The only USB based devices that work are webcams.
The other alternative is a Firewire based DV camera
one other option, if it works with Boinx, is the HDMI to HDV firewire box from grassvalley, the ADVC-HD50. about $650 USD retail.
It does work, but you need Final Cut Pro or Logic Studio installed so there is a HDV component available in the system. Furthermore, the underlying Quicktime framework doesn’t do HDV live deinterlacing so you want to feed a HDV progressive signal into the box.