Today I got my Apple iSight (www.apple.com/isight) and was looking for a way to create video clips using the iSight for use within iMovie. I found this little application while searching through MacUpdate's rather large database of applications.
I would like to first talk about the way licensing is set up. The idea that you must first get a "demo" key is rather annoying when I just want to try the application without having to spawn my web browser and then email client. A simple "try for xx days" button would be suffecient for the purpose of giving people a free trial. Another thing that is rather confusing is that the company allows an unlimited amount of 1 day demo licenses, what is the point to registering your application if I can just get it for free? Those are probably the only gripes I have about this wonderful Application.
The features of this program are very advanced for something of the price and for being in the shareware market. The fact that I can adjust my Brightness, contrast, and select what kind of compression I want to use for the final product, is literally amazing and worth the price.
Setting up the program is simple (minus the License Part), just plug in your iSight and go. One click starts the recording and another click stops it. One thing to be aware of is that during compression slower machines may lag during this process as it is rather processor intensive. As with any DV application, be sure you are aware of the free space you have on your hard disk as raw DV files can take up quite a bit of room.
If you are looking for a simple to use, to the point application to get clips off your iSight or other Video Camera, then this is the App to do it. Also note that iMovie 4 has the ability to use the iSight as a Video input device.