Video camera used by the computer to capture video and photos.

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Terminal command that lists which application is using usb device

I'm looking for a terminal command that will tell which application is using a particular usb device. I'm specifically looking for which application is using my logitech webcam.
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AppleScript to record webcam video

I am new to AppleScript and trying to write a script to record from webcam for say X seconds. The script below gives an error that I do not have permission to save this file to Desktop. How can I ...
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External accessory that shows whether the FaceTime HD Camera is turned on?

Essentially I want an external/USB "Recording in progress" ("On air") device with a light that blinks on when the FaceTime HD Camera is on and turns off when it's off. Does anything like this exist ...
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Macbook webcam only shows black and green LED is always on

I tried making a facetime call on my macbook and it shows the view of my camera to just be black. The green LED for the camera turned on when I opened facetime but now will not turn off, even after ...
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Cam going on and off with hangouts

have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When I connect to a meeting on hangouts, the cam keeps going on and off (the green light goes and off as well). I'm saying hangouts because that's the ...
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How to select frame rate when recording webcam

In OS X 10.10.5, I'm using QuickTime X to record video from a Logitech c920 webcam. The only video options I see are High (720p30 H.264) and Maximum (1080p24 ProRes 444). How can I independently ...
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How do I view a webcam image on OS X 10.11

How do I view a webcam image on OS X 10.11. I have a webcam previously used on Windows and just want to use it as a camera.
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iMac: Running Hot with iSight camera turned on?

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X El Cap. I noticed that it appeared to be running hotter than usual over the last few days. This sort of thing happens when I’m doing a lot of video work, ...
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Issues with WiFi (seems bus related) under load

I have some interesting issues with a new MBP (13", early 2015, bought early 2016, corporate reseller) which seem to be connected to some internal bus. In all fairness I have not delved into the exact ...
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USB WebCam disconnects and reconnects every 20 seconds

I have a curious problem. I have been using my Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 with my Mac mini (Late 2012) for some time now without any issues. That, however, changed few weeks ago when my webcam ...
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Video streamed webcam development software & tutorial?

Here is the problem: I work in a school and manage the "Writing Center" in the library. I need a camera pointed at the Writing Center cameras that streams to a webpage. Teachers will be able to click ...
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Recording a screencast with a webcam

Quicktime can be used to record screen casts, which captures a video of the events in the screen - with or without the audio from the microphone. Many screencasts also capture the webcam in the lower-...
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How do I use a Camcorder as webcam on iMac?

I own a Panasonic Digital Camcorder. I would like to use it as a webcam on my iMac. Is this possible and if yes, how can I do it?
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Macbook Retina 15" camera - hardware, firmware or software issue?

When I try to use camera on my macbook in photo booth / skype there's no image coming from it. Camera's LED blinks (with approx 1 second interval). How do I fix that or confirm that's a hardware ...
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iSight camera on rMBP13" (2012) blinking

So, today, after a lot of years of using Macs, I've discovered an app called "Photo Booth". After some time I closed my MacBook and later I've opened it again. Mac was in some kind of laggy state. ...
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Is there a bluetooth camera that works with an iMac?

I want to put a webcam in a far corner of my office and use it for Skype. Do you know of a bluetooth or other wireless camera that will show up on a Mac like a regular camera?
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Use an iPhone as cabled webcam / capture camera stream from hdmi out?

I am wondering if there is a way to use an iPhone as a usb webcam. I saw solutions for wifi and friends but none of them seems to work for a cabled connection. Alternatively, I know that it is ...
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Issue with iSight on El Capitan

I just updated my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) to OS X El Capitan. Then I found that build-in iSight camera stopped to work in any application. So what can I do to solve this issue?
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Stable webcam recording

We're very unsatisfied with QuickTime X and Photo Booth as webcam recording apps. Both have more than once produced unusable recordings. The files were either cripple and couldn't be opened anymore, ...
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Web cam sharing in MacOS X

There is a very strange behaviour with Mac Os that i give access to web cam to multiple application like Skype and Face time .where as windows does not allow this ,any answers ??
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Autoupdate the desktop background from an online photo webcam

I would like to set my desktop background to a webcam picture that updates several times an hour, for instance to this view of Tegernsee. I am looking for a way to automatically get that picture every ...
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Webcam not working since upgrade to El Capitan

I have a Creative Labs webcam (VF0700) that was working fine on Yosemite, but since the upgrade to OS X 10.11, it has stopped working. It is recognised under the System Report in 'About this mac' and ...
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Disable iSight Indicator LED on El Capitan

I use a lot my camera and sometimes I need to do a lot of meetings. I don't like to let people around see that I'm in a video call. Do you know how to disable the indicator light to always be green ...
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need iSight app that randomly takes photos (macbook)

I heard there is an app that randomly activates the camera on a Macbook and snaps shots throughout use. Google/App store search is yielding no results. Any idea what this app could be called? ...
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Use USB webcam instead of built in FaceTime webcam

There are some websites where you can turn on your webcam to chat with other people. On some of these sites it is possible to select which cam you want to use if you have more then just one connected. ...
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Cannot turn off built-in Mac iSight camera in Windows

Recently I am developing video-related programs in Windows platform under a MacBook Pro 15″ Retina (mid 2014). The programs usually have functions to turn on the iSight camera to capture images. ...
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Increase delay in Photo Booth app?

I was wondering if there is a way to increase the number of seconds before Photo Booth takes a picture (currently 3 seconds) or if alternatively there is an app I can use with my iSight camera that ...
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Shutter sound for Macbook iSight camera?

When the macbook isight camera is activated it turn on a green light beside it. For me, that is not warning enough. Is there a way to play a shutter sound (or any sound at all) when the camera is ...
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Webcam not working on Macbook Pro 13"

At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime) I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090 But under devices for Camera it says no devices found....
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Software for recording video and presentation

I want to record a presentation with a video of me speaking about the slides in the bottom corner (the video can be straight from the web cam). Is there anything that can record my screen and my ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Tech Specs of Built-in iSight Camera of MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

What are the tech specs of the Built-in iSight Camera of the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)? Especially: What is the focal length? Does anybody happen to now, if there is something online, ...
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Mac camera not working even after sudo killall VDCAssistant

I ran sudo killall VDCAssistant, SMC and resets and still it shows my camera isn't connected. I have recently updated OS X to Yosemite and it was going fine for a month or two but now my Photo Booth ...
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How to combine two live video feeds with picture in picture

Is it possible to combine the feeds from a USB webcam / IP video stream (iPad) and the built-in iSight camera on my MacBook Pro (early 2011) running Yosemite into one video feed for use in, for ...
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is there a way to set the settings on an external webcam?

I would like to change the brightness settings of a USB webcam. Is there a way to do that without installing extra software on Lion?
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built-in isight camera on early 2008 macbook air 1,1

Does the (camera + internal microphone) system use a single internal 2.0 USB interface that connects to logic board? This seems to be the case according to Wikipedia, and ifixit, even though I cant ...
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What should I look for to replace the iSight camera on a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with a modern retina style FaceTime HD camera?

Given that I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro with the old low-res iSight camera, is it possible to upgrade that camera to a modern FaceTime HD camera like the kind in the modern retina Macbook Pro. I'm ...
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Replace iSight camera on MacBook Air late 2010 (A1369)

My MacBook got a small water damage some time ago. Luckily everything still works without any problems except the iSight camera, which is no longer detected. I reinstalled Mac OS X a couple of times ...
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How to debug my webcam problems?

I'm quite a new OS X user and come from a linux background - usually to debug my problems I consult the logs as per /var/log/syslog however with Yosemite i'm not sure what i'm looking for. Any way my ...
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FaceTime started a random videocall at waking Mac from sleep

As the title states, my Mac started a FaceTime videocall automatically with a friend. My friend said that he saw me via the iSight camera, but the green LED was not active (and showing me that my ...
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Adjusting live webcam video saturation, contrast, and brightness in iOS 8

Is there a way to alter the saturation, contrast, and brightness on my camera while I'm in a webcam session in iOS 8? For example, when I'm Skyping or using Google Chat or Facetime?
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If I leave my webcam (bultin Macbook) always on, may I reduce its life?

If I leave my MacBook iSight camera always on, does its life get shortened?
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HD Video Capture software for Logitech Web Cam?

I have a Logitech HD C910 webcam for which Logitech has no up-to-date drivers. They stopped updating for Mac at 10.6. I would just write it off, like so many webcams before it. But it's an AWESOME ...
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Can someone point me to resources to reverse engineer ancient Mac software?

I have an ancient program called "Digital Radar" (surveillance software) by Connectix. Connectix developed the original little ball webcam, and was later bought by Logitech. I've tried all of their ...
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The built-in camera light on my macbook (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. I've ran a virus scan but no signs. ...
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How does iGlasses work?

So I've been looking for a way to change settings on the iSight camera built into my Macbook Pro. I know iGlasses exists (for those that don't know what it is: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/). I ...
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How can I correct mirror image webcam image for both myself and my viewer?

My webcam on my mac (Logitech C920 camera, Mac Pro 2010, Mountain Lion) shows a reversed image -- as if looking in a mirror. I want to use this to image writing to my friend. (I'm coaching him in ...
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Is there any way to broadcast a part of your screen as webcam on OSX (for twitch, omegle etc)?

Title: can you get a section of your screen recognised as if it was a webcam, so sites like twitch and omegle will read from it?
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looking for an iphone app to grab a camera frame over http

I have an unused iPhone 4 that I'd like to set up for long-term timelapse photography (multiple months). It seems like this is best to do by using the iphone as a remotely operated camera, and have a ...