Using PhotoBooth to Capture a Short Video

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Launch Photo Booth

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Fire up Photo Booth (it’s in the Applications folder) and if you are not in the mode to live-view the image off of the iSight camera, click the photo or video button in the center of the lower toolbar.

Select the Video Tab


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Of the three buttons on the left of the lower toolbar, select the one that looks like a piece of film.
This sets Photo Booth up to capture video.

Click the Video Record Button


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Click the Video button and Photo Booth will display a countodown timer and then begin recording video.

Stop Recording


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When You’ve Captured your Video, click the Stop button.

Preview Recorded Video


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After recording, Photo Booth returns to a browser mode, allowing you to look at your already-captured images and videos.

Click on the video you would like to preview, it highlights blue when selected.

Find the Video File



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From the File menu select Reveal in Finder or press Command-R.

Move it to the Desktop


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Highlight the video file recorded. Drag and Drop it to the Desktop; this allows it to be found easily to upload the video to either Sakai, Youtube, email, or a personal site.

Photo Booth stores content in ~/Pictures/Photo Booth