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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Notification when iSight 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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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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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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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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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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Built-in iSight camera in MacBook Pro stops working in Skype

I'm using macbook pro mid 2009. Everything is working good but my camera. The problem is camera stops working after 1-2 minutes in skype chat. And during the conversation I can't close my camera ...
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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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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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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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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.
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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 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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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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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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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Logitech C615 on Macbook Air (Mac OSX 10.8.2)

I have been looking into buying a web cam to serve as a document camera. I have read a lot of conflicting reviews on the Logitech C615. Does anyone know if the webcam is compatible with my OS?
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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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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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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?