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

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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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Using more than one iSight camera at the same time

I've got an iMac and a thunderbolt display. Both have built-in iSight cameras that allow me the option of choosing one or the other in photobooth, face time and other similar applications. My ...
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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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Webcam/Video Multiplexor Software

I want to stream live video on ustream and mix-in (multiplex) various webcams (And preferably screencasting from one of my monitors). ustream provides $200 software for this task, but the only ...
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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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How to change FOV of webcam?

I want to change the FOV of my video meeting when using Google Hangouts. How can I do this on my MacBook Pro with Retina display 2013 15″? I want to make the FOV smaller than original—see example: ...
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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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iPhone Webcam App that Uploads to FTP or s3?

I'm wanting to turn an old iPhone 4 into a webcam from my office, and have it upload to either s3 or FTP every minute or so. Does an app exist that will do this? I don't want an app that comes with ...
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iSight seemingly not working in 10.10 Yosimite

I am working on a web app that uses Cordova for access to the camera and gps location of a device. Prior to my upgrade to 10.10 this code was working in Chrome, and I was able to hit a button, give ...
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Searching for binary iSightCapture image for PPC iBook

My ooold iBook is still functional (except the battery) and I would like to install a low cost room surveilance. There are many references around the internet to the iSightCapture utility, but it is ...
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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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Motion detection app for mac or iOS

Does anyone have experience with a good motion detection app for Mac or iOS? I want to use the built in isight camera either on mac / ipad to monitor home while i'm out. Looked around but have only ...
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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 ...
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Find the path to my USB webcam on OS X Mavericks

I am trying to live stream my webcam (with ffmpeg) on a web server using Web sockets. However, I cannot manage to find the path (similar to /dev/video* un Linux). I wanted first to use iSight, but ...
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iSight Camera in iPhone 5 , 5s, 5c: Is the image resolution 3264 x 2448 or 3284 x 2448?

Apple said iPhone 5, 5s, 5c has 8MP iSight camera. A website says iSight of 5c & 5s: 3264 x 2448 Pixels (7.99 MP) http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/157b258a ...
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What is the resolution of the Apple Thunderbolt Display's built-in camera?

Apple's tech specs for the Thunderbolt Display merely lists a: Built-in FaceTime HD camera with microphone I've not been able to find what the maximum possible resolution is. I say maximum ...
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Macbook Webcam light turns on for a second when computer is waked

Most of the time when I login or open the lid my macbook bro mid 2012, the webcam light turns on for about a second and then turns off. Is there anything I should be worried about like a virus using ...
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Import new signature without using isight

My isight doesn't works, i use another mac for create my digital signature. How can I import and set my signature on my mac ? where storage it?
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iSight Camera not present on iMac

I have an iMac 9,1 running Mavericks. I recently tried to take a photo using the built in iSight camera, but it seemingly cannot initiate the device. Using Photo Booth just presents me with a ...
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Webcam Colored Lines - Hardware Issue?

Has anyone seen this before? It's happening with any camera app (Skype, Photo Booth, Hangouts) so it doesn't appear to be software related. I'm assuming it's a hardware issue but I'm wondering if ...
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Video Output as iSight Input

I'd like to be able to display videos and pictures through my MacBook Pro's webcam on Skype and other online chat sites. I previously used programs such as ManyCam to emulate a webcam, however, many ...
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How to use iSight webcam without activating the green light?

Recently a the Dutch government advised to put a tape on your webcam to prevent hackers from taking pictures and video using your device (news article in Dutch). The build in iSight camera in Apple ...
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How to elegantly obstruct the iSight lens?

Sometimes you see people placing a sticker over the iSight camera on their MacBook's such that no one can spy on them. This might seem ridiculous, but from a previous answer it is clear that it is ...
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iChat sends out connections to an IP address when configuring camera and mic settings

Using LittleSnitch I noticed that Messages (iChat) tries to connect to 17.154.239.222 over udp when I open the audio and video preferences for the application. Apple owns that IP address but does ...
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How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?

In OS X 10.8 it is possible to log in via SSH and get access to hardware input devices like microphone and iSight camera. Thus it is possible to remotely record audio and video of other users sitting ...
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Built-in Webcam working only in 1 app and not in others (15'' MBP, non-retina, mid 2012)

I have a MBP 15'' (late 2012; bought in June 2013) and I've noticed that the built-in Webcam doesn't work - except with Cisco WebMeeting!! I had recently opened the laptop to change the HD, so I ...
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Can the Macbook's webcam be ON without LED indication?

Was reading some topics online about hackers accessing user's webcams (on Windows) to spy on them etc, and I am now interested to know if I'm at any risk. To make it simple, these are my questions : ...
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iSight cable for mid 2009 macbook pro 13" help

If my iSight camera no longer works and neither does my bluetooth, should my wifi still technically be working? Aren't they all co-dependent(if that makes sense) or can the fact that my wifi is still ...
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Check Camera Path through command line

is that a command to type in terminal that lists all the webcams connected to my computer? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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Using a Creative Live Chat Cam with Skype

I am trying to set up a Creative Live Chat Cam on a Mac mini to use with Skype. How do I get this combination to work?
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Is it possible to re-route a Firewire DV Input as a webcam to use it in Google+ Hangouts?

I'm trying to use a Firewire DV input in a Google+ Hangout in order to do Hangouts on Air. Currently, it appears that Hangouts does not support DV inputs, which makes things difficult (essentially, ...
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Use PhotoBooth.app with Automator

Using Mountain Lion - 10.8.4 I would like to setup a daily snapshot system using Automator: use the PhotoBooth.app set it to auto start with the countdown "1,2,3" autosave the picture to a ...
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What does Skype on Mac do with Webcams?

I don't know if many of you have had this problem: After starting Skype, you can no longer use the webcam you specified for Skype to use in other applications such as Quick Time Player. Even ...
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Is there a high quality webcam-cover solution for a MacBook Air?

Questions as to the nature of my paranoia aside, right now I have a piece of sticky note covering my webcam on my MacBook Air, which, as you can imagine, doesn't really complement the look and feel. ...
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Mountain Lion: how to change webcam resolution

I've just recently got my first Macbook Pro. I'd like to change the resolution of the inbuilt webcam, because my daily GoToMeeting chews through 1-2Gb of traffic and there's no flatrate available from ...
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How to show a notification when the iSIght webcam turns on?

Is it possible to get a desktop notification when my iSight turns on? It would be optimal if this could go through Growl, but I've tried HardwareGrowler and it doesn't give me a notification. I know ...
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Is the color problem with my Facetime camera on a new Macbook Air a hardware or software problem?

I've brought a Macbook Air few months ago. I didn't get to test its camera when I brought it. I'd gotten too busy with works and today was my first time running the application Facetime to test my ...
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iSight no longer detected under Mountain Lion after “PowerNap”

iSight works flawlessly until my 15inch Retina goes "PowerNapping", then, after resuming, PhotoBooth and other Apple software reports "no camera hardware detected". A full system restart resolves the ...