Eager to experience the best HD video calling has to offer, but you’re a Mac user? Well, wait no longer. Today we’re happy to announce the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 is compatible with Mac. That’s right – Mac users can now make HD video calls and enjoy Full HD video recording using the C910! The C910 is not only plug-and-play ready with iChat, Photo Booth and FaceTime for Mac, but it also features seamless integration with the editing and management functions of iPhoto and iMovie, so you can touch up your photos or video recordings before sharing them with friends and family. The C910 also offers Full HD 1080p video recording and one-click uploading to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
The C910 is easy to set up – simply plug in your webcam and you’ll be ready to make HD video calls on your Mac using Logitech’s fast, free and easy-to-use video calling software, Vid HD, which comes preinstalled on the C910. Logitech Vid HD is the first video calling service to bring 720p HD video calling to MACs. Now that Vid HD is available for Mac, you can make HD video calls to your friends, whether they’re using Vid on a Mac, PC or Logitech Revue with a Logitech TV Cam.
Now, there’s no excuse to hold off on experiencing HD video calling at its best – check out the new Mac-compatible Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 today!
nowhere do you publish official recording formats: fps, format [mpeg/mov & codec? mbps?] in all variants i.e. exactly what fps & mbps & codec for each of your 720p 720p optimsed, 1080p etc? can you publish them here and now? if you can’t why not???? i won’t buy till i know…
My first use—google chat. It locked up the computer (new i7 Dell, 64bit), three times. I’m not happy.
Since Google Voice and Video Chat are Flash-based, you may want make sure that your Adode Flash component is the most up-to-date: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/. Also make sure you have the latest Google Voice and Video Chat plug-in: http://www.google.com/chat/video/.
If you don’t see an improvement after trying this, I recommend that you contact customer support for further troubleshooting.
I have the C910 on my home PC and my office MacBook Pro. I’m running Logitech Vid on each computer, but I’m only able to see the video on my home PC. On my MacBook Pro I see a message in the Logitech Vid app saying “Waiting for video … this should only take a moment”. I do however see myself in the lower right (i.e. the video being sent from my MacBook Pro).
Are there compatibility issues between Mac and PC?
I tried using Skype and video is displayed on each end which leads me to believe this is an issue with Logitech Vid.
Thanks for your help,
As a long time Logitech user, I’ve been quite disappointed since switching to mac.
That only a limited range of product works is understandable, but what really bothers me is that
– it seems very artificial (why the C910 only and not the C510 or C310)
– the limitations are very difficult to find : you mention everywhere HD Video calls, but is it only with Logitech Vid or with other software (skype, ichat,…) as well ?
I really appreciate the feedback. In fact, it’s feedback from passionate Logitech customers like you that inspired us to add Mac support to the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910!
While I cannot comment on future products, I can assure you that we will seriously evaluate Mac support for all our new cameras moving forward. Regarding your second question, the Logitech HD Pro Webccam C910 will provide great quality video in virtually every major video calling service – such as Skype, iChat, FaceTime, etc. You will only get HD resolution, however, when using video calling software that supports HD on the Mac. As of right now, Logitech Vid HD is the only major video calling service to provide HD video calls on the Mac. We hope that other services will follow our lead and add HD video for the Mac soon!
The cam seems to work with all of the instant messaging programs I have tried it on, but it fails to work in any flash application. I have the most recent version of flash. Any help you can offer on that?
Thanks for checking on your version of Adobe Flash–that’s always the first thing to check out.
There are a few known issues with the Adobe Flash Player and external webcam support on the Mac. See if any of these will solve your issue.
1. The newest version of Skype for Mac (version 5.0) blocks all webcams (including embedded webcams) from being accessed by the Adobe Flash Player. If Skype is running, you will need to quit Skype before trying to use the Adobe Flash Player with a webcam. Here’s a link to an article that discusses the issue in more detail: http://www.cultofmac.com/skype-for-mac-5-prevents-flash-apps-from-using-webcam-by-design-update/79797
2. The Google Voice and Video Chat Plug-in seems to also stop all webcams from working with Adobe Flash Player. To resolve this issue, you need to uninstall the Google Voice and Video Chat Plug in. I couldn’t find an official document about this issue, but it seems to be common, as evident by this forum discussion on the Google forums: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/chat/thread?tid=7931301976c11fc1&hl=en
To uninstall the Google Voice and Video Chat Plug-in, run the uninstaller located at:
-> Macintosh HD
-> Application Support
-> Googlevoiceandvideochat uninstall
If none of these known issues are helpful, I recommend contacting Adobe to find out if there are other known issues with webcams.
I am interested in buying the C910 to use with Windows 7 and OSX 10.6.5. Not clear from the announcement if there is new version of the C910 hardware that is now Mac compatible or the C910 drivers/SW now works in both PC and Mac.
I am asking is to be sure if a need to check before buying the C910 which part/version number the retailer has in stock.
The hardware has not changed at all. We have simply added software which makes the C910 work even better with a Mac. If the one you purchase doesn’t have the Mac software in the box, you can always download the latest version from our website [linkto: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/435/6816?WT.z_sp=Image%5D.
I hope you enjoy the C910!
I want to use the HD Pro Webcam C910 on a mac to make a stop motion video. To do this I need the manual focus to work. On an online vid I saw that it didn’t work since the software couldn’t be installed. Is this now also solved with the new compatibility for mac?
I want to use the webcam with the recording and import function through iMovie, is this able to happen?
I’m going to be buying a Mac Pro and running it through my 42″ Insignia TV. I’m trying to decide which would be a better camera for iChat, the QuickCam Vision Pro or the C910 they both seem great but I wish to seek your advice. Also which has a better integrated mic and which attaches to the tv best?
Am I able to make FaceTime HD video calls with this camera?
I have just set up the C910 on a new MAC mini and have great video with but cannot get the inbuilt mic to work with skype. This is the primary means we use to communicate with family and friends. Any ideas.
I want to install a webcam on a school microcope. I was thinking about the C310. I needed to know what is the physical sensor size (not the resolution) – I will remove the lens in front of the sensor so that I can install the camera on the microscope.
Do you know if it is 1/3” ? The biggest the sensor, the better for me(still it hould be less than 3 cm).
Do you have the physical sizes for the sensors for other logitech cameras ?
The Logitech HD Webcam C310 sensor is 1/4″. If you are looking for a larger sensor, the largest sensor we have is 1/2.5″ and it is used on the HD Pro Webcam C910.
I just bought this and im very very upset with this product….. I have tried everything in my power to get this camera to work with adobe flash and it wont pick up the camera. Anyone know what is up? I have the new version of every program possible!
I would recommend referencing my response to Lou below. Thanks!