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How do I completely disable microphone on a Logitech webcam?

I've been running into an issue on Google Meet where every time my computer goes to sleep, it switches the default microphone from my built-in MacBook Pro microphone to my Logitech BRIO microphone. ...
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Reliable software to record webcam videos longer than 5 hours?

i'm doing university exams over the next, and due to covid, I have to do them at home, and record. I need to be able to record for around 5 hours continuously, - if the video fails i'll fail the exam. ...
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Where does macOS keep list of unique webcam names that have ever connected?

Use case: I have connected a webcam to my machine some time ago, and it was recognized as Some Company Webcam. At a later time, either because I connected it to a different port, or some other ...
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Upgrade your iMac's 720p FaceTime webcam to 1080p?

At least since last March we all know the 720p FaceTime webcam on 21.5 inch and previous generation 27 inch iMacs are terrible. Starting August 2020 the 27 inch iMacs (and even before that the iMac ...
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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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Webcam not working after MacOS update to version 11.2.1

I have a 16 inch MacBook Pro. The webcam on it was working fine before the update. But since the update, when I open FaceTime, it shows I guess what is the first frame, and that's it - there's no ...
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How do you disable the autofocus of a Razer Kiyo webcam on Mac?

The Razer Kiyo is not officially supported on Mac, but works anyway. Problem is: autofocus is not convenient, with the camera often jumping in and out of focus. Is there a way to disable it?
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How to update external iSight firmware?

Apple released several firmware revisions for the external iSight camera: iSight 1.0.3 Update Improved audio performance iSight 1.0.2 Update Improved auto exposure Improved auto white balance ...
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Take webcam picture and screenshot at the same time

I'm trying to combine these two commands: while :;do screencapture -x ~/Desktop/$(date +%y%m%d%H%M%S).png;sleep 300;done and imagesnap -t 300 I want to make a screenshot and a webcam photo at the ...
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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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Light weight, free way to record a video with a blurred background using Mac webcam?

When recording a video, sometimes it's preferable to blur the background, especially when working from home or outside the typical office environment. I didn't figure out how to blur the background of ...
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How does one take complete control of the MacBook built-in webcam?

Zoom is able to adjust the MacBook Pro's built-in camera (I think it raises the ISO) for low lighting, either automatically or manually (user-controlled). This is the only application I am aware of ...
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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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Why does my Logitech C920 camera turn off and on again during recording with Photo Booth?

I have a Logitech C920 external webcam connected to my MacBook Air (13 inch, 2020) via a USB Type-C Hub. I've been using it successfully to record videos using Photobooth until couple of days ago I ...
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How to disable auto-exposure adjusting for my webcam?

I have an external display plugged into my MacBook Pro. The external display has a webcam built in. In some lighting situations, macOS struggles to determine the correct exposure/gamma, and jumps it ...
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QuickTime does not see EpocCam after updating to Big Sur

After updating to macOS Big Sur my webcam iOS app (EpocCam Pro) no longer connects to QuickTime and other recording software on Mac. The iOS app was able to connect to the EpocCam service via USB, but ...
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Camlink 4K blank screen on MacBook Pro

I am trying to use CamLink 4K, connected to a well-configured 2018 MacBook Pro (running Catalina 10.15.7, 19H15) with Apple’s USB-A to USB-C adapter, with mixed results. I am finding that the CamLink ...
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Changing Webcam Feed from EpocCam to Built-In Webcam

I am trying to run a program that accesses my webcam camera. I have used Epoccam before then I deleted it. However, while using the program it tries to access Epoccam camera instead of taking the ...
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Connecting an external camera to iPhone XI, then using it for Skype and Zoom using a smart TV as a screen

My boss asked me this question but I think that's entirely impossible. He wants to replicate his iphone screen on a Samsung Smart TV, then, using his Skype / Zoom / Teams app in the Iphone, call ...
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How to send a looped video to video feed?

I am having some trouble with my webcam on my Mac running Catalina. I want to send a looped video of myself to the webcam feed so I can still seem present in meetings. So, like, when Chrome asks the ...
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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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Command to list available webcam/video devices?

Is there a way to list all webcams that are available to my Mac (e.g. FaceTime camera) using Terminal? I know there's diskutil list to list all disks attached to my Mac, but is there a command that ...
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MacBook Pro 13” mid-2012 iSight cable port broken

I accidentally ripped the iSight display port away from the motherboard on my MacBook Pro during a display replacement. I’m fine with working without a camera since the quality is bad anyway. The ...
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External usb webcam flickering (ripple effect) on MacBook Pro

I'm new to Mac. I've bought an external usb HD webcam and I would like to use it with Mac. Connectivity-wise, Mac recognizes the camera, I can use it from any application - so far so good. The issue ...
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Software for Webcam 180º Rotation

I have a very un-orthodox desk setup, I have a 32" LG UltraFina 5k Monitor above another ultra-wide monitor. (never is too much) LG UltraFine has a built-in WebCam, but 'cos the Monitor is so ...
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Can you programatically tell if the webcam is in use?

I'm trying to run some commands when I start and stop using the (built in) webcam on my 2015 iMac running Catalina. It sounds like historically lsof | grep "AppleCamera" would once tell me ...
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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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Is there a way to stream from iSight camera over RTSP?

I'm contemplating using ZoneMinder to monitor my home. As a first step to see if it works, I'd like to connect it to my MacBook built-in camera over the local network (ZoneMinder itself runs on a ...
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External iSight microphone audio not working

I'm using a 2003-era external iSight "Autofocus Video Camera + Noise Suppression Microphone" with an Apple Cinema Display and USB-C MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15. It's connected via a long ...
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Grant Terminal Access to Web Cam

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic, and am attempting to identify the physical room that a set of lab iMacs are currently in. Our CMDB states that these machines are in Room A; ...
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Does MacOS 10.15 still have a file for the webcam inside: /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/?

I was searching for a solution for a "broken" camera on a MacBook 12" and found a source that said that this file AppleCamera.plugin should be inside this folder: /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/ is ...
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Why is my external webcam listed multiple times and how can I tidy it up?

I have a Logitech C920 HD webcam plugged into my MacMini 2012. I've just moved it into a different USB port and now it shows up twice (only one is available) in camera selection e.g. Logitech C920 HD ...
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External webcam slow and lousy on a Mac mini?

I run a 2012 Mac mini using a Logitech C920 HD Pro USB 1080p Webcam with it. Recently I've noticed it's really laggy. Even in a Skype test window or camera settings, it lags about a second and is very ...
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How to take a picture with the mac webcam in PNG?

Photo Booth saves photos in JPG and I find it a bit tedious to convert from JPG to PNG. I’m not using Automator anymore for this. For some reason when I use imagesnap, it can only save in JPG. So ...
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How can I make Logitech a 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM work with a mid-2011 Mac mini?

I have a Logitech 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM which I bought to use with a mid-2011 Mac mini, 2.3 GHz, running High Sierra. I've used an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and a Thunderbolt ...
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Still possible to override iSight webcam LED for iMac's and Macbook Pro's 2019 & 2020 & on?

Although years later from the discovered exploitable vulnerability with iSight's LED, I am wondering if the issue has been fixed on 2019 and 2020 iMacs and Macbook Pros. Can the iSight LED still be ...
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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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Firefox won't access my webcam in Google Meet; will access it for other sites

I have two webcams: One built into my laptop, and an external one attached over USB. When I go to meet.google.com, Firefox only allows me to access the internal webcam. When I go to other sites, ...
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How can I stream a mp4 video file as input for audio/video loopback devices in macos?

In Linux, we can use ffmpeg to stream a video file as inputs to virtual audio/video devices emulated using v4l2loopback & snd-aloop drivers. LINUX ffmpeg -i /home/user/downloads/myvideo.mp4 -...
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Webcam Conference // Software to modify picture

is there any software to modify my webcam picture? I tried to find something, but only found software that has "fun" filters. The Task I need the software to run video conferences and do ...
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Phone front-facing camera is better than one in MBP. Am I missing anything?

After having to call my significant other using camera build into my MBP 15-Inch "Core i7" 2.2 Touch/2018 (profile on everymac.com), I tried calling from my phone and was blown away by how phone video ...
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FaceTime HD Camera not working on MacBook Pro 2016

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 (with Touch Bar), yesterday I installed Snap Camera (by Snapchat) and it worked while I was on a video call. Afterwards, when the call had ended the green camera light got ...
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Logitech Webcam HD C270 not properly recognized by macOS

I purchased a C270 (in early February) that I use with my Mac. However in Zoom and other software it identifies as USB-camera #3 and the microphone identifies as Unknown USB Audio Device. When I ...
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Is it possible to use iphone as an usb or bluetooth webcam on imac?

I have found many webcam apps, but all of them send the video signal through wifi, and this is not an option for me, because I need to use the phone hotspot at the same time I need to use it as a ...
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Is there any way to use my old Logitech Quickcam Express on Catalina?

I have an old Logitech Quickcam Express - the one that looks like this: I have a 2018 MacBook Pro running Catalina, and I'd like (if possible) to use the webcam with it. If I plug it in, I can see ...
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iMac Pro microphone doesn't work and camera is not detected

I have an iMac Pro. No camera shows in the system report under Camera, just under USB. My microphone is also not working. I tried resetting the NVRAM but it didn't solve the problem. What should I do ...
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“There is no connected camera” - Macbook Pro 13" 2017

Does anybody have any alternative solutions? Seems like my computer no longer detect my built-in camera. I can't detect it in any application. So far I have tried: terminal killAll commands -> doesn'...
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Remove sticked Webcam Cover from MacBook Pro display

I few months ago I thoughtlessly placed a sticky Webcam Cover on my MacBook Pro 2015 display. More in detail here is the C-SLIDE product page. I decided it's time to get rid of it but I'm not sure ...
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Is it possible to connect an external camera to an Ipad Mini?

My son has started doing stop-motion animationusing his iPad Mini 4, but using the built in camera can be quite restricting in terms of positioning and ease of use. We thought we'd buy an external ...