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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I simultaneously take pictures from multiple USB webcams?

I am looking at using a setup of multiple webcams (5+) to recreate the bullet time effect. However, I have no idea how to simultaneously capture photos from all the webcams hooked up to my computer. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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logitechHD C615 won't show HD on many cam for mac

I turn on my Webcam HD (High Definition) Logitech C615 with many cam on my MacBook Pro and it will not give me the option to turn HD on. It shows the built in cam having HD but doesn't show my ...
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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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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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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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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 do I use the Logitech Webcam 9000 on my Macbook Pro?

I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed on my Macbook Pro. I want to use my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 webcam with it, but Logitech does not include drivers for OS X. I need an camera that is not on ...
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Troubleshooting Facetime Application

I have FaceTime of my macbook pro and for some reason it is not detecting the camera all of a sudden. I recently downloaded OSX but it stopped detecting the camera before I put OSX on it. A message ...
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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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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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Force resolution/framerate/color-depth of webcam?

I have a third-party video input device that only works if you specify resolution, frame rate and color depth perfectly when beginning capture. I therefore need a way to specify system-wide that this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?