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Questions tagged [camera]

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

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My USB device (camera) works but doesn't have device-entry. How to find it?

My USB device (microscope camera) works with my MacBook (lite version of a microscope software) but doesn't have device-entry, although it shows in the USB tree in system information and has location ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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Photos (aka iPhoto) failed to import all stills and videos from my camera. Why?

The question: Is it normal for a MacBook to time-out and go to sleep in the middle of a photo import session? Is it really necessary to intervene to keep the MacBook from going to sleep to prevent it ...
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Is there a way to scan a custom size document (like a receipt) using Continuity Camera directly in Finder as PDF with correct dimensions?

I know there is a way to scan a document with Continuity Camera directly in Finder from the Action menu, but that creates a Letter size PDF with the scanned document in the middle and blank padding. ...
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Turn off the camera shutter sound on iPhone SE running iOS 12.1.4

I need to take a picture silently. Currently the only way I've found to silence the shutter sound is to enable Live Photo. My iPhone 5s on iOS 10.x obeys the ringer/silent switch setting, but the ...
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Implications of giving app access to camera roll

If I give an app access to my camera roll, what exactly does that imply? Can the app in theory upload all my photos to their server? E.g. when I upload an image to Instagram I can scroll through my ...
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Can I use Mojave continuity camera to send a photo into the finder?

I've got continuity camera working. I can use it to make a photo show up in Pages. When I right-click in finder I get the "Import from iPhone" option, but all the options in the sub-menu are grayed ...
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Preserve HDR mode in Camera app on iOS

I often turn on the HDR mode while taking pictures using the built-in Camera app on my iPhone. However, I have experienced that HDR mode isn't preserved between app launches. It gets turned off on it'...
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How can I control white balance?

Every other digital camera I've used has a white balance control. I can't imagine a camera without one, since fundamentally the camera can't know what the "correct" white balance is without this human ...
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Using a Campark ACT74 action cam as a webcam in macOS 10.12

I recently got a Campark ACT74 action cam, with the intention of using it as a camera with which to live-stream stuff to Twitch and the like. Upon plugging it in to my Macbook Pro (2015, 10.12) --- ...
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How much time compression does the Camera app's time lapse mode apply?

When I take a time lapse using the built in camera on my iPhone how much faster does the video play back relative to a normal video?
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Cheap way to import MiniDV video into macOS?

I have some home videos stored on MiniDV media and am currently able to watch them by connecting the camcorder's RCA cable to my TV. However, I am looking to digitise my collection of home videos, and,...
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How to use DV IEEE1394 to USB cable to import from camcorder

I purchased a DV to USB cable thinking that I would be able to import the videos from my old camcorder. Unfortunately when I connect the cable from the camera to my 2010 and 2015 iMacs, none work. Did ...
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Is there any way to record live input from my camera without any other hardware?

I have a Nikon Coolpix 510 and I was hoping to use a live feed from it without getting any more external hardware than the cable. Do you know of any way to do this? iMovie detects it and opens up its ...
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iPad initial setup join Wi-Fi by scanning QR code

Is it possible to configure things such that iPad gives me an option to open the Camera app to scan a QR code to connect to a Wi-Fi access point? Do note that the iPad will be enrolled into DEP and ...
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How do I disable the camera shutter sound when taking a photo with my iPhone 6S? [duplicate]

Even after I disabled the ringer and muted the phone, the shutter sound can still be heard on my iPhone 6S. Why? I tried to fix it in Settings, and followed the instruction, but the camera still ...
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My MacBook Pro Camera is not working [duplicate]

My camera is not working for Facetime or for Photobooth. I have tried the VDCAssistant solution, my laptop can't find that file. I have tried the sudo killall. restarting with keys held down and ...
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iPhone XS video output for professional applications

I wish to use two iPhone XS as live video cameras connected to a SONY switcher via HDMI or SDI for a live stream. I have a couple questions: Can I output live video as a 'clean' signal image to the ...
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FaceTime camera not receiving video

Things I have tried: sudo killall VDCAssistant sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant (shows no matching processes found) Reset SMC Reset NVRAM Ran hardware test (shows no issues) A few additional ...
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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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Preview 10.1 in macOS Mojave does not capture signature with camera

I recently bought a MacBook Air and I am not being able to capture a signature in a white sheet of paper with camera, as it was possible in previous machines and mac OS versions. Does someone have a ...
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Back camera vs. Back dual camera on iPhone X

When searching through my Photos library, I found four different descriptions of the back camera of the iPhone X: iPhone X back camera 4mm f/1.8 iPhone X back camera 6mm f/2.4 iPhone X back dual ...
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What does the layered HDR icon mean in my photos?

I have the iPhone Xs and I’m interested in the Smart HDR feature. I note that it is enabled by default. However, only a handful of the photos that I have taken over the past week or two have the HDR ...
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MacOS Mojave - can't use Camera with imutils in Python

After the new update to macOS (Mojave), I can't access the camera. I'm using a python script with opencv and imutils (doing some object detection), and once I run the script, it stops. After the debug ...
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How do I access camera in safe mode Mac OS X High Sierra?

I know that booting into safe mode means many functions of my MacBook are disabled. I want to enable the camera. Is that possible?
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macOS Mojave - cannot capture avatar for iCloud account via Camera on MacBook Pro

I found two issues after installation macOS Mojave. I have final 10.14 version. 1.I cannot take a picture for iCloud avatar using my buiit-in camera - black screen where it could show camera output (...
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How do I activate the flashlight during a front-facing camera recording?

How do I activate the rear-facing flashlight during a front-facing camera recording on the iPhone?
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How can I automaticaly download images from a SD/CF card on a Macbook Pro?

Yesterday I bought the new 2018 15" MacBook Pro (until then I was a Windows user for more than 20+ years) and installed all the software from Canon's EOS Solution Disk (downloaded from Canon's webpage)...
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Camera shows ghost lighting or refrective image

Once I have updated to iOS 12 beta 10 , my camera shows strange reflective images. Suppose if I am taking photo of my television in low light, it shows blurry image of my tv just below an original ...
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my built in camera on my MacBook Pro is not found [duplicate]

All of a sudden my computer is not finding the built in camera... I use this everyday. No FaceTime, no videorecording... nothing.
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How to use External camera in iPad Pro 2017

I want to record whiteboard lecture along with pip video of my face using explain everything (app for whiteboard ). Using front camera is not posible as while writing on iPad using pencil because of ...
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Why do the photos on my iPhone 7 seem to be losing quality?

The photo quality is my iPhone 7 is very low. I found out that this may be because I switched on “iCloud Photo Library” a few months earlier, and “Optimize IPhone Store” was selected. Does doing so ...
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Can Camera+ 2 iPhone app record video while playing music?

I'm wondering if Camera+ 2 app support recording video while playing music (via Spotify) in the background? If not, what app could be used instead?
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Can I remove the stock camera app from iOS 9 or later?

I would like to be able to remove the stock camera app from an iOS device without disabling the camera itself (because I would like to replace the camera app with a non-stock app). I know MDM ...
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Name assigned to the scrolling images in the camera app

Odd question, but i am trying to recall what the small horizontal scrolling set of thumbnail images under a photo is called (in the iPhone camera app)
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How can I correct dead Macbook Air camera sensor pixels BEFORE other applications use it?

My Macbook Air's camera has a handful of broken sensor pixels all clumped together near the middle of the image. They're dead -- always black. When I'm on a video conference or a Facetime, this tends ...
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Is it possible to record a 4K time-lapse on iPhone?

In iOS 8 Apple released a time-lapse feature for the camera app. It seems as though time-lapses are recorded in 1080p. I would like the time-lapse to be recorded instead in 4K. Is this possible?
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Use built-in iMac camera on display connected via Thunderbolt

I've got a 27" iMac connected via Thunderbolt using Target Display Mode. It all works fine. I am wondering if there is a way (hack or otherwise) to activate and use the built-in camera from the iMac ...
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How do I change focal distance in iPhone SE

When I try to take a photo through window screen, the plane of focus is the window screen rather than the things outside. Is there any way to forcibly change the focal distance when every part of ...
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Photos revert into original even after editing [duplicate]

Photos on my iPhone iOS 11.3.1 revert automatically into original even after editing and re editing .. pls resolve this
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How to take photo using Terminal?

Is it possible to take a photo or record a short video with the MacBook's webcam using Terminal? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System Software Overview: System ...
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Why are photos and videos always cropped on phone orientation?

Isn't the lens proportional in width and height? Is there a specific reason they are cropped to the orientation? Does AVFoundation have API that would let me take full uncropped photos and videos? I’...
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MacBook Pro - FaceTime HD Camera - Hardware "Failure'?

System Report>Camera>No video capture devices were found USB>Device Tree> No FaceTime HD Camera (inbuilt)listed What can be the cause for "camera hardware failure"? Could faulty iSight cam wifi ...
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“No connected camera” on MacBook Pro High Sierra

MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012. The error "No connected camera" could be "solved" by "sudo killall VDCAssistant" years ago. Today the error comes again but VDCAssistant cannot be killed. I have ...
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Does iPhone record GPS info for each frame of video?

When a video is shot using iOS standard camera app on an iPhone 6 Plus and location is enabled, does each frame in video contain GPS data that shows location info when that frame was shot in the video?...
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Does a newer MacBook's camera light need to be activated when the camera turns on?

Does the camera of a newer MacBook require the green camera light beside it to turn on when the camera itself is turned on? Is the camera light hardwired to the camera, meaning that if the camera is ...
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How to turn off the iSight indicator when I'm using the Camera? [duplicate]

How to turn off the iSight indicator of my Mac's camera (without putting black tape on it)?
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How to turn off “moving into” in IOS camera? (Live Photo)

One of the recent IOS updates introduced a feature which no doubt some like, but I hate it. I refer to the 2-3 seconds of video showing how the camera moved before I took the picture. I have ...
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Troubles with com.apple.cmio.AppleCameraAssistant

I've got a problem with the Daemon com.apple.cmio.AppleCameraAssistant. After some researches on my side, I've finally found the problem on why UserEventAgent took so much of my CPU. Because of this:...
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iPhone camera consolidating geotags for multiple photos

I recently took a bunch of pictures around a location, expecting that each picture's precise location would be recorded so I could place them on a map. This has worked before. What I found when I got ...