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

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How to use iPhone camera as MacBook Pro iSight?

Is there any software available which would allow me to use an iPhone 4S' camera as my MacBook Pro's iSight camera? I am specifically looking for something that would allow me to use my iPhone as New ...
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How to get dev of webcam (not iSight)

I am trying to stream with ffmpeg a webcam. I am on a MBP mid-'09 running Lion. I know that you can not have direct access to the iSight (Although open-cv seems to be able to...) so I have an external ...
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Change webcam settings

I am using Skype and have noticed that the tint is kind of strange and the contrast is sort of off. How do I change the settings for the MacBook Pro's built-in webcam?
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Using Skype in TV mode on a Mac Mini

I've got my mac mini hooked up as a media centre - using Plex - and it's great! I control everything with a Logitech Harmony One. One thing I've wanted to get going is Skype on the TV. I have a ...
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Webcam for Mac Mini with Zoom?

I use a 2011/12 Mac Mini(Lion)on my big screen TV in my media room, sitting a dozen feet back, so I need a webcam that can ZOOM (optical). Have tried the Logitech C910, it has NO CONTROLS & is ...
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Logitech C615 web cam sound control

I have a Logitech C615 web cam with a built-in microphone. I want to use a headset with earplugs and a microphone for more private conversations. There are phone out and mic in plugs on my Mac Mini. ...
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does anyone have a mac webcam recommendation [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good high quality webcam for my mac? I want something that captures in high quality and its easy to mount and move around etc.
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App for hi-res frame capture from a webcam

I need a simple app to capture single frames from a high-res webcam. Like PhotoBooth, but saves the full resolution of the camera is what I'm looking for. A similar question was asked here What app ...
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Can iSight be used by more than 1 application at the same time?

Just what the title says. Is it supported? If so - does this depend on application or on the system?
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Logitech webcam C615 & Mac Mini

I have a Logitech webcam C615 that I'm trying to hook up with my Mac mini (2011). This may sound silly, but is there a way I can install the software without having an external CD drive? I had no idea ...
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How Do I Disable the Webcam on an External Thunderbolt Display

I've got an iMac 27" paired with a Thunderbolt 27" display that's rotated to portrait mode. Both of them have integrated webcams. Some applications are screwy and inconsistent about letting me pick ...
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Built-in iSight not working after migrating OS X from Mac Mini to MacBook Pro

Used Migration Assistant to migrate from Mac Mini (which is without iSight) to MacBook Pro (which has iSight). MacBook Pro was installed with OS X 10.6, then Software Update(d) to 10.6.8, before ...
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What is the frame rate and shutter speed of the MacBook's iSight camera?

I am writing some image processing software to be used with the webcam built-in to my MacBook (purchased in mid-2008 to be specific). I want to know the specifications of it; particularly, frame rate ...
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Easiest way to scan ISBN number from books

What is the easiest/quickest way using an iMac to scan the ISBN number of a bunch books. Non-paying (for software, or dedicated scanner device) preferred, although low-cost solutions might be ...
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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?
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How can I display Quicktime's “New Movie Recording” function in ASCII

I wonder if anyone could master this one? So Quicktime can play movies in ASCII mode as per the link below: ...
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Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini?

My users are requesting that we set up a conference room Mac mini (2009) for videochats using Skype. Since iSights are no longer reliably available (and I'm not going to give up my personal one), ...
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Motion Detection with iSight/FaceTime Camera

I'd like to use my iSight camera to detect motion, and if any motion is detected, record a short movie (until the motion stops) for security purposes (ok, I want to spy on my cat). Is there software ...
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Showing a Delayed Webcam Image

I have a Logitech USB webcam, and need to display the image from it on a second monitor, delayed roughly 15 seconds ish. How would I do this?
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iPad as a wireless webcam

Can I use my iPad as a wireless webcam for my PC? I think the solution would be an app streaming the video captured by the iPad's camera from the iPad to the PC where another app would decode it, ...
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What is the real native maximum resolution of mid–2010 iMac's iSight camera?

I had understood that the pre-2011 Macs & Apple displays have a built–in iSight camera which sensor is capable of VGA (640 x 480) resolution—unlike the FaceTime HD cameras, which replaced the ...
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Is there a way to use my USB web Camera which I use with my windows PC to use with my iPad first edition?

Is there a way to use my USB web Camera which I use with my windows PC to use with my iPad first edition? Or any other camera to use with ipad first edition.
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Using Webcam as Remote Security Cam

I've seen products out there that let you view a security camera in your home remotely via an iPhone app. But I was wondering if I could build a cheaper solution. I would like to use my built in ...
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What app to use for high res webcam photo capture?

Photo Booth does 640x480. I know the HD webcam on the 2011 MacBook Pros can do better than that. What app can I use for taking full resolution stills?
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Drivers for Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF: Any third-party options?

I have a lovely USB webcam, namely the QuickCam® Orbit AF. It's the type of webcam one often sees at Customs checkpoints at airports around the world. It also looks a bit like HAL. The problem is ...
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Why does the webcam on my Dell SX2210 go all green and purple?

I'm using an aluminium unibody MacBook (pre unibody 13" MacBook Pro) running 10.6.7 with a Dell SX2210 external monitor. The monitor has a built in webcam and USB hub. When I try to use the webcam ...
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Using the iPad dock connector to connect cameras - airplane mode - no WiFi

At my work we need to connect to a few IP cameras but it can not be wireless as the iPad must be in airplane mode, we must use the 30 pin dock connector and a wired cable. We are installing cameras ...
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Hard wired link between webcam and led indicator?

In light of stories about stories about secret monitoring over laptop webcams (such as this one or this one), I wonder about the reliability of the green LED next to the camera that indicates that ...
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webcam not working anymore

I was using Skype, and suddenly the internal iSight camera stopped working. It's not the first time this has happened. I already fixed this problem with a reboot, but I would like to find a solution ...
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Can I take a still photo with my built-in webcam?

I have a MacBook Pro at work, but am new to Macs and have never used the webcam outside of Skype. Is it possible to take a still photo with the webcam?
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HD webcam for iChat

I've seen a couple of Mac compatible HD webcams for sale, but they often come with the caveat of falling back to VGA resolutions when used with any application not supported by the camera ...
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Is there a free QR code reader for Mac?

Is there a QR-Code reader application for Mac OS X? I'm using Mac OS X 10.6 and an iSight.
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How can I tell if my MacBook's iSight has a hardware problem?

I've got a 2006 13" MacBook (Core Duo; the first ones they produced with an Intel chipset), and the built-in webcam doesn't seem to work anymore. Here's what my System Profiler shows in the USB tab: ...
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Can I use the iPhone 4's camera via my Mac?

I'd like to record some video on my MacBook Pro, which I could do using the built-in iSight except I'd like to record in HD. Rather than go out and buy a new HD video camera, is there any way of ...
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How do I use multiple webcams at once on Mac OS X?

I have programmed a Flash app that makes use of several webcams at the same time. The app works great on Windows. When I try to use more than one webcam on Mac OS X, I find that each webcam I plug ...
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iPhone 4 as webcam for Mac

I'm searching for an app and software to to let me use my iPhone 4 as a webcam for MSN and others. My phone is 4.0.1 and jailbroken. I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.4.