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

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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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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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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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Logitech C615 webcam not detected (Mac OS X 10.8.2)

I have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I purchased a Logitech C615 webcam because I read it is compatible with Mac. I installed the Logitech Camera Software, opened it and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use iSight to track faces and zoom on to faces

I notice that the iSight camera shows images differently on FaceTime and Skype. I was wondering if I could find some pointers to get iSight to track faces and zoom in on to faces.
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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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Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini? [closed]

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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Fake Webcam / Webcam Emulator Mac Os 10.7.4 64Bit running as a Virtual Machine.

I am looking for fake webcam solution for Mac OS 10.7.4 64bit running as a Virtual Machine. What I tried: ManyCam - only works with 32bit Browser and then not with all flash applications CamCamX - ...
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Is there a high quality webcam-cover solution for a MacBook Air? [closed]

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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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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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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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 and is very ...
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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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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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Can the iSight camera perform facial recognition at the lock/login screen?

I would like to know is there any software that will make my Macbook Pro's iSight camera work as biometric authentication by capturing my face? Any free or paid software are welcome (preferably free). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...