In This Chapter
Using Photo Booth to take photos
Adding effects to images and movie clips
Capturing video with iMovie
Many Apple switchers and first-time owners quickly notice the built-in video camera that accompanies their iMacs, MacBooks, and Apple Thunderbolt displays: a tiny square lens and LED light at the top of the screen. That square is the lens of your FaceTime HD camera (and the accompanying microphone), which allows audio and video chatting in Messages, video chatting in FaceTime, or a quick, fun series of photos or video clips via Yosemite’s Photo Booth and iMovie applications. You can even take your user account photo with your FaceTime HD camera (in the System Preferences window)!
What’s that you say? Your last computer didn’t have a video camera? Well then, good reader, you’ve come to the right place! In this chapter, I show you how easy it is to produce photos and video with your FaceTime HD camera. Sassy!
As I mention earlier, every MacBook and iMac running Yosemite is ready to capture video out of the box, so pat yourself on the back and do the Technology Dance.