Is it possible to create a virtual video capture device in Mac OS?

Sort of like how Loopback creates virtual audio devices...?

I'd like to have a setup where I can take the input from say my laptop's HD camera, processed it with opencv, and then pipe that to some other program that is pretending to be a video capture device (ie it would present itself on video input selection dialogs).

Is it possible to create such a virtual video device, similarly to how audio ones are made?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about Apple hardware, software or services in the scope defined.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Mar 29, 2019 at 6:27
  • Kindly consider editing the question and specify how is it relevant to Apple hardware or software or that you are seeking a solution on Apple platform.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Mar 29, 2019 at 6:28
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    Of course this is on topic, and very much about Mac software....
    – jksoegaard
    Mar 29, 2019 at 7:10

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You can create such a virtual camera device by using the Webcamoid software:


It supports the virtual camera feature in version 8.5.0 and later.

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