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

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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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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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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 to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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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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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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When scanning a url/phone number qr code, is there anyway to force the iPhone to show 'Copy' menu only instead of asking opening browser?

For example, when scan a url qr code with iPhone, the iPhone usually asks you to open browser with Safari (or ask you to dial a call if the qr code is a phone number), which is different from plain ...
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What is covering my iPhone camera?

Just today I noticed something new covering my iPhone camera lens. It looks like a shutter or aperture blade over the optics, but knowing that the iPhone has neither, I'm really confused. The camera ...
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How do you turn on DND mode when camera is on?

I'd like to find out how to turn on DND mode when camera is on. This is helpful whenever you're in a video meeting or sharing your screen not to be bothered with notifications or calls. I know it's ...
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Grant missing application permission to microphone and camera in macOS

I have installed Firefox (version 90.0.2) on macOS version 11.5.1. In the Camera and Microphone panes under the Privacy tab in Security & Privacy settings, Firefox is missing. I tried this answer ...
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Camera settings (brightness, saturation) on Catalina

Been a videoconference power-user for ~10 years, and I really like to adjust brightness and saturation on the camera (whether it is laptop camera, external webcam, etc). Is there any app or tool in ...
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Applescript editor camera access

I'am trying to use imagesnap inside applescript but when I run my script in editor it hangs. If i run imagesnap in terminal it does the job. Here is the code : do shell script "/usr/local/bin/...
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How can I use a Steinberg UR22 audio card for audio while recording video with an iPhone?

My need is to record video while using a Steinberg UR22 audio card to feed in the audio signal, via the lightning cable. At the moment, the default Camera application is not recognizing/picking-up ...
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Screwed up my macbook pro built in camera - Need help in command line

http://osxdaily.com/2017/03/01/disable-mac-camera-completely/ Following this advice, at one point I have used cmd lines to either disable or deleted the components...(such an idiot) While sudo chmod ...
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Can I use the built-in camera of my Apple Cinema Display on Windows 10

I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display (non Thunderbolt) working fine on Windows 10, except for the built-in camera that is not being recognized. Is there any way to activate it or any drivers that I can ...
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Remote control of camera between iphone and android?

I am looking for an app that uses a smartphone to remotely control another smartphone's camera allowing me to see the perspective and zoom. It is technically possible. In fact I have found two apps, ...
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Start QuickTime and set camera to iPhone from command line

I'm attempting to start QuickTime from AppleScript and select the camera of my iPhone like I do from QuickTime. I can't seem to make it change the camera. The script I have now is: tell application "...
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Both iPhone 6 cameras show multicolour lines

I couldn't find any information about that problem, First of all, it's not always like that, sometime it's working fine. I thought that it is a problem with the iOS because it's affecting both ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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Image Capture default action for *any* camera

I'm trying to implement a solution for a multiuser environment involving Image Capture and AutoImport. (10.6.8 with remote MCX). Our users often connect digital cameras to our Macs to download the ...
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Bootcamp, Face Time HD camera image - How to "Flip Horizontal"

I am using the built in Face Time HD camera (iMac Mid 2011) via Bootcamp on Windows 7. It basically works great, but I need to switch the output image horizontally. The software I am using does not ...
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Mathway.com can get to my iOS camera

Mathway.com has a keyboard on their site that looks like this when loaded into iOS safari. When you click on the camera icon, it loads the phones camera ready to take a picture. I would have expected ...
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How to scale app menu bar to fit below built-in camera via Terminal

To make the menu bar for an application appear below the notch for an application, one can right-click the application, click Get Info, and check the 'Scale to fit below built-in camera' checkbox as ...
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How can I take 1000s of photos with my iPhone, storing them directly on my Mac HDD?

I understand it's possible to capture photos using an iPhone and store them directly on the Mac's HDD using continuity capture. (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT209037) I have 1000s of collectors ...
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iOS 14: How do I scan/check my vaccination QR code without a redirect to Apple's Health app page?

Scanning the QR code in the default iOS camera app redirects to Apple's Health App webpage instead of properly opening the link contained in the code. Worse, it doesn't provide any option to scan/open ...
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Portrait mode on iPhone 11 vs 11 pro with messy hair

So I have messy hair and strands everywhere, and when I take a picture on my iPhone 11 portrait mode it just blurs the strands because of the machine learning algorithm. Is this the case for an 11 pro?...
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Photos won’t show on iPhone camera roll until a restart

Since updating my iPhone 12 to iOS 14.6 I have to restart my phone multiple times a day so that new photos, screenshots or downloaded media will show up in my photos, or the camera roll in any other ...
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Mac doesn't display picture of UVC camera / microscope

I've got some UVC (USB video class) microscopes which work flawlessly under Windows and even under Raspberrian on a Raspberry Pi Zero W (on the Pi Zero W, the output of lsusb is: Bus 001 Device 003: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Telephoto and wide lens options missing from Camera app (iPhone 11 Pro Max)

A couple of days ago I had the Camera app freeze + crash on my while taking a photo. After that, the options to select between the 3 different lenses (.5, 1x, 2) don't come up while in Photo or Video ...
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What is maximum distance iPhone's TrueDepth Camera can measure?

Is there range limit to iPhone true depth camera? I searched for this for a day, but couldn't find any useful info. The appropriate minimum range is 150 mm but what is the maximum distance that iPhone'...
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Why does my iPad camera use JPG instead of HEIF?

Environment iPad 6 iPadOS 13.3 Setting Settings app -> Camera -> Formats -> High Efficiency (instead of Most Compatible) Result Although the formats setting says To reduce file size, capture ...
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Aspect ratio movie shooting on iPhone XS

Is it possible to change the aspect ratio on an iPhone XS when shooting videos using the iOS camera iOS 13.2.3
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Within Photos, delete the RAW file from a "RAW+JPEG" linked pair?

I shoot using the RAW+JPEG capture option on my non-iPhone camera. When I import these images via Photos for Mac, the RAW+JPEG files are added to my iCloud Photos Library as a linked pair. They are ...
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How can I access photos from my camera in Terminal?

I have been trying to compare the speed of importing photos to my Mac from either the camera or by removing the SD card and using a card reader. I have been using the method on question: "Is there a ...
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Can I upload photos from my camera roll, if an app only prompts me to use the camera directly?

Scenario: I want to use an app, which prompts me to take a photo of some documents so they will be uploaded. However, instead I want to select an existing photo from my camera roll, which is not ...
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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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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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How can I force the iPhone 7 Plus to use the secondary ("telephoto") camera?

The iPhone 7 Plus has two front-facing cameras: a 4 mm "wide-angle" lens on the (user's) right and a 6 mm "telephoto" lens on the left: I want to use an external lens that clips over the internal 6mm ...
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What is AppleCameraAssistant and why is it using so many CPU cycles?

I noticed in top that AppleCameraAssistant is one of the most CPU-intensive processes currently running (well, technically it's sleeping, so it has 0.0% CPU, but it's still near the top of the list ...
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Cannot turn off built-in Mac iSight camera in Windows

Recently I am developing video-related programs in Windows platform under a MacBook Pro 15″ Retina (mid 2014). The programs usually have functions to turn on the iSight camera to capture images. ...
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iPhone 6 rear-facing camera broken

Two days ago, I dropped my iPhone6 into a water-filled bowl in the kitchen. (Yes, you may laugh now). I got it out after about 2 seconds, dried it, and did what you do in such cases: Open the case, ...
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