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Yes, use the Photo Booth application.


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Apple (or a 3rd party) should write a utility to allow you to dial down the native resolution of the internal camera, but to my knowledge they have not, so far. You can work around this by piping the video output from your web camera into another program that processes the camera's video stream and "re-publishes" it to your Mac as a virtual camera (aka ...


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Delicious Monster makes an awesome piece of software called Delicious Library that's intended to do exactly what you're after: scan and catalog your library (of books and other things). And it all works through your iMacs built-in iSight camera. And it works very, very well. From their website: “Wait, I just hold a CD or DVD or video game or book or ...


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The port is used to "set up Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)" according to Apple. According to wiki, "the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) defines a standardized packet format for delivering audio and video over IP networks. RTP is used extensively in communication and entertainment systems that involve streaming ...


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There are Mac applications that can do this, although I don't believe that any of them run on Flash. Here's some that I found: Wirecast from Telestream BoinxTV from Boinx Software CamCamX from Black-Op They're all commercial, but there's a wide range of pricing between the three.


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There is an Adobe Air application you can download called QR Reader - works on any platform that has Air installed, and a bunch of online services you could try too - QRGen looks pretty neat - you upload an image of the QR code and then it processes it for you. Hope that helps.


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No free app that I'm aware of, but for a few dollars/euro you can download QuickMark from the Mac App Store, here's the link


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Delicious Library wasn’t made just for scanning a list and dumping it out, but it could be used for such a thing. After scanning in your items you’d either want to slurp the results using a custom AppleScript or you can use our export-to-CSV feature and only do the ISBN column. If a book doesn’t look up on Amazon there’s an error window that pops up, and ...


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Apple don't provide any way to control camera devices centrally, it is left up the program in use to provide the ability to choose. Generally, well written programs give you a choice, and poorly written (and, generally, poorly supported) programs don't. (Photobooth, I'm looking at you.) The only way I know to force a program to not use a camera is a hack ...


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The simple answer is no - in general the one camera only sends data to one app. The more complicated answer is that the API (application programming interface) that Apple publishes enforces this restriction. If a developer hooks into the hardware directly or there is a bug in the API, it is possible to share that stream. So for most Apps made by someone ...


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What about c-slide? (http://www.c-slide.com) 1 mm thin and works with all latops and pad devices. The cool thing is that you can open and close it without having to remove any parts from you laptop. And it's sleek, the only downside is that it is black and might not look very nice on a white MacBook frame.


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This research paper reported by the Washington Post and Ars Technica says yes. Though it was only tested on "old" Macs (Late PPC, early Intel)


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I've used iAlertU before: takes a screenshot, not a movie, but it is free. There is also SecuritySpy which does record movies but isn't free.


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Check out /Applications/Photo Booth.app


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You can with PhotoBooth. You can also use all kinds of crazy effects. I suggest trying this when you don't have any important appointments later. :)


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Try the free Skitch (also available from the Mac App Store). One of the many things it can do is a Cam Snapshot. To take one, invoke Skitch, then choose Capture > Cam Snapshot. You may need to fiddle a bit with the size of the snapshot to get full resolution. This worked to the max resolution of the iSight on my older MacBook Pro; it's worth a try on the ...


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According to this Apple discussion forum post: As you know, software always controls your iSight. Most apps, including all Apple apps of which I am aware, automatically make the iSight settings for you and do NOT allow you to manipulate them from within the application. In my own case, I have found that merely adding more light to my work ...


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To disable iSight and other cameras, use: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleCameraInterface.kext (tested on 10.9) I'm not aware of a way to disable audio input without affecting output. It's the same hardware so unloading/removing the kext probably won't work. One step you can take is to turn the input volume down to zero in your sound ...


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"iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED" is a paper by Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway from the Johns Hopkins University. In this paper they explain on how to disable the LED when using the camera. In short: normally you use the CPU to access the camera and activate the LED, but you can also use the processing unit in on the camera board ...


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If System Profilier isn't showing it up under USB then the iSight has been physically damaged beyond repair (not accepting power) or has been somehow disconnected from the Bus. System Profiler always displays connected devices, even if they're corrupted or non-functioning. Take your Mac to the Apple Store and they will tell you what it will take to fix it. ...


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I think it's 1280x1024, as that's what the LED backlit MacBook Pro's and onwards used. The Lion version of Photo Booth uses the max resolution and crops it. 720x480 is actually a standard resolution - it's what most DVD's use.


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Sure, there are lots of applications that allow you to remotely view a feed from any camera connected to a Mac, including the built-in camera: EvoCam, RemoteSight, SecuritySpy, or if you're handy with command-line tools, iSightCapture. Most of these products stream the feed from the camera to a web server, which you can then view on your iPhone or work ...


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Kinda roundabout, but you could try this: Open Quicktime. Choose File -> New Movie Recording. On the little down arrow to the right of the record button, choose maximum quality. Also drag the record button holder to least obtrusive location. Command-3 to fit to screen. Take screen shots with command-shift-(3 or 4).


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Using the iPad camera connector with the USB port seems to work with certain items (headsets, etc.) that aren't cameras, leading me to believe that there is a full USB hardware implementation in there but there simply aren't any drivers. If this is true, you could get a USB Ethernet dongle, write iPad drivers for it in your camera-viewing app, and use ...


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Photo Booth in Lion does 1080x720 captures in JPEG when the hardware supports it.


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Most modern USB webcams support a generic interface called UVC (Universal Video Class). OSX supports most UVC drivers out-of-the-box (true for me in Snow Leopard) so sometimes there aren't even any third-party drivers to install. (In fact, most third-party webcam "drivers" only install useless add-ons that bloat your system.) Logitech is very good at ...


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Buy a cheap USB barcode scanner that is OSX compatible and it scans it just as if it was entered into a keyboard. You can pick em up around the web for as little as $20. Then you could just have each ISBN on a line in a text file, google spreadsheet.


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There was once a project called iPhoneCam which allowed you to stream your iPhone video over WiFi to your Mac, but it seems like this project never got released. However, there is an app called Peephole ($0,99) which, according to their support pages, will do the following: Peephole for the iPhone is a unique iPhone application that lets you use your ...



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