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A device that stores and records images. The images could be still photos or motion pictures.

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Camera doesn't work on any video call service

I found this to be a really weird one. So i dropped my iphone and the camera stopped working. I turned it off and on again and the front camera started working again when on the apple camera however ...
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FaceTime on macOS cannot connect to camera, but all other apps can

MBP 13" 2017, macOS 10.15.7, FaceTime 5.0 After about 10 seconds of trying it pops up the message below: Restarting my computer does fix the problem. However, even without restarting my ...
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How to keep browser from changing my camera settings?

I have a Logitech USB webcam. On Zoom, it's set correctly to just show my face. I joined some sort of browser teleconference platform (in Chrome) and the camera was showing the whole room (much wider ...
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camera is not working on Macbook Pro 13 MacOs11.2.2

Recently I have updated my MacBook Pro 2019 to Big Sur 11.2.2 then I found that the notebook camera stopped working despite normal. Seems like it stops working after the first shot. Is there a ...
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Is there a dedicated camera is for recording video on iPhone 12 Pro?

I am going to get an iPhone 12 Pro to use as a high quality video camera. I know the 3 cameras have different functions, but I don’t know much about this triple camera setup. Is there a dedicated ...
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Time lapse didn’t save, possible to recover?

I recorded a six hour long timelapse and upon stopping the recording it simply didn’t show up in my camera roll. On googling this it appears to be a very common problem. Is there any way the file may ...
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Is it possible to enable a horizontal/vertical level indicator in the latest iPhone Camera app?

When shooting photos on the latest versions of Android, you get a helpful level indicator: Can I enable an equivalent level in the iPhone camera app? Note that this is not the same as enabling a Grid ...
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Is there a way to operate the camera of a disassembled iPhone X?

I recently disassembled my iPhone X; to straightforwardly ask, is there a way to operate the rear camera of this model? There are all the necessary parts: the display, central processor, the front ...
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External iSight camera with M1 Mac?

I'm attempting to use a 2003-era external Apple iSight Camera with an M1 Mac mini via adapters: iSight > FireWire 400 > FireWire 800 > Thunderbolt 2 > Thunderbolt 3 This same adapter ...
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Zoom iglasses terminal settings (not signature removal)

I have a setting in my old mac that I applied to terminal using a sudo command (not remove signature) This allowed skype and zoom to access my iglasses and epoc cam pro. Can anyone help me find this ...
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iPad won't connect to Lumix camera

I have a new iPad Air (4th gen), and a Lumix GX9 digital camera. The first time I plugged the camera into the iPad using a USB C to USB Micro B cable, they immediately connected and I was able to ...
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How to add ImageJ to list of apps that can access system's camera (or other USB wecams)?

I would like to add a program to the list of apps that can access my laptop's camera. I have a MacBook pro with OS 11.1. Specifically, I want to use the ImageJ's webcam plugin to control a USB ...
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How to automatically store photos clicked on iPhone 11 to a specific folder?

Android phones usually have an option where all the photos clicked on the camera go to a separate folder. How do achieve this (or something similar) on iPhone? All my pictures and videos from any ...
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USB Device (Camera) Was Connected, but I choose to “Do Not Do Anything”, Cannot Get It To Show Now

I connected my cannon Vixia HF R70 Camera to my mac. I am running Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina on a Mac Book Air) It is a standard USB A connector cable. I was prompted with a window on what I want to ...
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Is there any way an iOS app can access the mic/camera without the user's knowledge?

In iOS (14.3, as of today), in Settings→Privacy, you can see/control which apps access hardware on the iPhone, such as the microphone and camera. Is this The Exhaustive List of which apps do have ...
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How to find out web cam URL string with username/password included, to get snapshot?

I've got an "SV3C 1080P HD Two Way Audio Security Camera" on my LAN. I need to know the format of a 1-line URL that has all the info needed to return an image snapshot. This works, http://10....
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How do I move only images taken by my camera to an album?

I have a lot of pictures taken by my camera, but I also have a lot of images taken by me as a screenshot or saved from some online source. I'd like to ONLY have pictures taken directly by me via the ...
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How to add access to the camera to one app which doesn't appears in the system preferences ->privacy menu?

Hi I have an app which take screenshoots from my macbook, but I didn't give access to the camera when I installed the app, that's why I am not able to use this app now, which has very nice tools to ...
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How do I turn flash “on” instead of “auto” on iPhone camera in iOS14?

Before iOS14, one could keep flash on permanently by clicking on the flash icon in the upper left of the screen and setting flash to "on". Now, clicking on the flash icon only gives the ...
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What AR/Lidar app is this?

During the October 13, 2020 Apple Event announcing the iPhone 12, there’s a very quick demonstration of an app that uses AR or Lidar to scan a room and generate a blueprint with measurements. The demo ...
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Does MagSafe enable the use of existing tripods?

There already exists a worldwide standard for connecting tripods—1/4-20 UNC screw—to cameras (the hole you see at the bottom of any camera made in the last few decades). This is a silly little ...
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How can I trick programs to believe that a recorded video is what is captured from my MacBook Pro camera in realtime?

When sitting in daily long google meets meetings the thought struck me if there is a way to record a video that I could loop as my avatar. This way I could make biceps-curls while it looks as if I am ...
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Is the iPhone X still waterproof if the glass over the camera is damaged?

Unfortunately I damaged the glass over the camera on my iPhone X I wonder if it still is waterproof now?
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How to see a camera resolution on a Mac?

I have a noname USB camera. All I can see about it in System Information is USB vendor and device IDs (2054:2054). I cannot find these in USB device database, for example. PhotoBooth takes photos of ...
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MacBook 16 camera does not return 720p video stream in browsers

Stumbled on this accidentally. It seems surprising Macbook 16-inch camera can't provide a 720p video stream. I used this website https://webrtchacks.github.io/WebRTC-Camera-Resolution/ to scan what ...
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Is there a way to filter photos on iPhone by “camera type” or camera model?

I often "AirDrop" photos to my iPhone (SE) from my Nikon camera which produce large photo file formats. I now have an unreasonable amount of photos that I want to delete. I was thinking 2 ...
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Is there a really well designed and performant generic streaming camera viewer for iOS?

With the proliferation of cheap streaming camera hardware recently it's never been easier to get into generic 'CCTV' cameras. On the Mac side there is good, well designed software available for ...
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RTSP feed with ffmpeg and the Mac camera

I have two Macs in my network. On the first one I want to capture the FaceTime camera via ffmpeg and make a RTSP feed available on the network, which I can watch on the second Mac.
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Why doesn't my Windows 10 laptop recognize the iSight camera of my Apple Cinema Display?

I have a Windows 10 laptop(a Lenovo X1 Thinkpad Carbon) with an Apple Cinema Display used as an external monitor. Up until now I have had no trouble selecting either the webcam on the Windows laptop ...
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Embed live camera in Keynote presentation

In these times where we give plenty of presentations from home over video conference, by sharing our screens, I am looking for a way to embed a view of my live FaceTime camera in my Keynote ...
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Can I use an external camera on iPhone, to replace front/back camera?

Can I use an external camera on iPhone, I mean to replace front/back camera so that I can keep using the same apps not having to use a different app for the external camera. I have seen some wifi ...
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How do I deal with the change in Camera's file names with the current iOS phone version?

image files from Camera used to be named in the format IMG_xxxx.jpg where xxxx was a sequence of digits. After the most recent update the name is now a random string of letters and digits.jpg The ...
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iPhone Camera app doesn't work but some other apps can still use it

I have the iPhone X with latest iOS installed. Original Camera App: Front Camera and Back Camera: Non of them work. Black screen. Third Party Camera Apps: Same issue. SnapChat and Instagram: Front ...
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Show icon to indicate microphone and/or camera are being used

For privacy reasons I'd like to know when the camera and/or mic are being used by an app. Is there an app or a built-in feature to shows an icon to indicate that?
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MacBook Air camera's not working

When I turn on the Photobooth or Zoom app, the green light keeps on blinking and the screen just shows gray color. What to do?
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Camera is being used by another application — which one?

I was using FaceTime this morning, and during the call, the "Camera is being used by another application" screen appeared. I've searched and I found https://discussions.apple.com/thread/...
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Is there a way to zoom with the front camera on an iPhone (iOS 13.5.1)?

I'm running iOS 13.5.1 on an iPhone XR. I can zoom with the back camera (in by "spreading", out by "pinching"), but is there a way to zoom with the front camera?
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Using MacBook - no option to select GoToWebinar camera in permissions (but the option was available for microphone)

I'm trying to set up a webinar but the other participants are not able to give permission for the camera on GoToWebinar on their Macs as it doesn't appear on their list of applications that you tick. ...
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iMac 2017 Catalina: camera won't work but seems recognized

Our camera light is steady green when activated by a camera app but only shows a black window for FaceTime, Photo Booth, QuickTime, and every other app tried. This is what I've learned/tried so far: ...
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How do I reliably toggle slow motion capture with Iphone?

On an iphone, slow motion video capture is triggered by quick movement - after a bike is seen, or a bird, or a flying ball, then slow motion capture (120 or 240 fps) is toggled. I need to turn it on ...
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Disable “snap” sound when taking pictures? [duplicate]

Is it possible to completely disable the “snap” sound when taking pictures with an iPhone? I find this sound very irritating.
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Using iPhone as a camera

I'm looking for a way by which I can see what I'm seeing while recording on another screen such as Macbook's screen or a monitor. For example, in this following image, I can turn the screen to myself ...
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iPhone 7 camera - 'heat haze' problem

My iPhone 7 (iOS 13.5.1) has developed an intermittent camera problem. The image I see when I try to take a photo keeps moving in a fluid, wavy way - rather like the distortion you get when you look ...
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Keep the camera activated while using other apps during a video conference

When I am in a videoconference with any app (I have tested with zoom, facetime, discord and skype), if I change to another app my friend stops seeing my camera. My issue is that I use the iPad to have ...
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How to disable Camera and Screen Share for all applications (globally) in mac Using MDM?

We know that using MDM we can handle Privacy Preferences Policy Control in mac. I am able to disable Screen Sharing and Camera feature for the Particular Application. Is there any way by which we ...
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How to give one time only camera access to Skype app

I want that everytime a videocall starts on skype, MacOS asks for my permission to give access to Skype. I don't want to give permanent camera access to Skype. I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.5
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Is there way to crop the output of a camera for a video chat?

I'd like to use Zoom, Google Meet, etc. with my built in camera, or an external webcam. However, the camera is too wide and shows parts of my setup that I'd prefer it not to. Is it possible to crop ...
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Taking multiple pictures on timer on iPhone11

I’m looking for a way to take a number of pictures, say one pic a second over a minute, with my iPhone. I’m aware of the time-lapse mode on the Camera app, I could record the video then take freeze ...
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FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) detected on Camera hub, but no picture/video? `sudo Killall VDCAssistant`, restarting, avail nothing

I need your help. I've tried all of what this guy has posted in this link, Except that, I did a clean install with Sierra, High Sierra, then now Catalina and I updated it to V.10.15.5. I have tried ...
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Microsoft Teams Camera Shows Black Screen

Having tried a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro, Microsoft Teams shows a black screen in the video preview during calls. Others on the video call see the same black screen. This issue has manifested on the ...

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