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Questions tagged [webcam]

Video camera used by the computer to capture video and photos.

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Webcam and SMC problems

Whenever I open up FaceTime/Photo Booth/Discord etc., they come up with an error that my (internal) webcam cannot detected. The way I fix this is to reset the SMC , which does work but only for a few ...
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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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Reverse recording using Web Cam on mac

I can't get my images on the record playback to be the right way. They are always reversed. I tried Qcamera and it only takes a picture of what happened in photoboth. I need a way to take art ...
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AirPods don't work when connected to external monitor - sometimes

I received a set of AirPods for the holidays and I'm generally enjoying using them with my 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018), which is running High Sierra (10.13.6). This MBP only has USB-C ports. Four of ...
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Watch Mac's iSight (webcam) on another Mac over LAN

I have two Macs (A MacBook Air, and a MacBook Pro). Now, I'd like to view the live picture of the webcam of one MacBook on the other. (So, I'd like to stream my webcam or, equivalently use my iSight ...
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Diagnosing 2011 Macbook Air Webcam

SYMPTOMS FaceTime indicates no camera is available The website: WebCam Test indicates a webcam could not be found OS X Version 10.11.6 "System Report" Hardware -> Camera -> No video capture devices ...
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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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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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Find log activation webcam

Is there any solution to obtained directly in the log the different time of activation of the Apple Webcam? If yes, where can I find this information?
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Logitech HD Webcam C310 to make Video Calls (FaceTime HD Camera not detected)

My FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) is not detected anymore. Logitech C310 HD Webcam System Requirement does not include MacOS meaning the web camera may not be compatible or work with Macs. As for ...
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Touchbar Macbook Camera FOV

Had thought this camera spec would be easy to find online, but it seems FOV / field of view just isn't mentioned these days for macbook cameras? Does anyone know what the touchbar macbook camera's ...
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How to capture the H.264 stream of a Logitech c920 camera

I am using a Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam with my Macbook Pro 17" (early 2011) and Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.5 I am able to record videos with Quicktime 10.3 where I have two options for "quality" with ...
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Software that freezes video recording and displays just that frame while active

I didn't know how to word this perfectly -- but I'm looking for a Mac app or software that freezes your camera to only display one frame. So for example: You're in a video call Press button (on app ...
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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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isight/bluetooth/wifi cable replacement [duplicate]

I have to replace a wifi/bluetooth/isight cable on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13". I have seen resources and vids that show how to essentially replace the cable up to the card and including the card but ...
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Can I simultaneously record video from a MacBook webcam and the iPhone screen?

So I know I can use QuickTime to record a movie from my Mac's webcam. And I know I can use QuickTime to record a movie from the screen of my iPhone, connected via a USB cable. But my question is: ...
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macOS : stream a “false” prerecorded image/video to my webcam

I want to feed my webcam with a "false" prerecorded image/video (as allowed camcamx soft on mac). How to do ? Do you know a method or software? An alternative to camcamx ? I use MacOS 10.11 Sierra ...
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What's turning on my Logitech webcam?

I have a Logitech C920 webcam and after I use it for any type of video chat (whether it's in Slack, Skype or any other video chat service) the light on the webcam stays on until I restart my computer. ...
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How can I determine which application is using a given camera?

I have a MacBook Pro hooked up to an Apple Cinema Display. It is *very* common for the external display's camera to be unavailable to my apps. Since I do not reboot often, it seems very possible ...
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How can I stream/record my iOS device to MacOS? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about making some videos that will need to be recorded from my iPhone and using them in a common, Twitch-like setup where the phone's display is in one region, and a webcam, or other ...
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Using webcam connected to MacBook inside a Docker container

Has anybody figured out yet how to use an external webcam which is connected to a MacBook inside a Docker container? I read that I have to pass this flag --device /dev/video0 to docker run, but I ...
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Logitech C910 webcam El Capitan compatability?

Are there any drivers available for the Logitech C910 after OS 10.6.x? It works in Logitech Webcam Software, but the camera isn't recognized in any other application that accesses the camera. A ...
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Why does the webcam of my MacBook Air (11", mid 2011) does not work?

I do not know when it did not work, but I guess it was when I installed El Capitan. Actually it is at version 10.11.6 and every App (Skype or Facetime) tells me that there is no webcam connected. But ...
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Camera is not being detected on Mac

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina) and recently my camera stopped working. I didn't drop it or anything, it's just not being detected as a hardware. When I try to see why, System Report shows me: No ...
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AppleScript to record webcam video

I am new to AppleScript and trying to write a script to record from webcam for say X seconds. The script below gives an error that I do not have permission to save this file to Desktop. How can I ...
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Macbook webcam only shows black and green LED is always on

I tried making a facetime call on my macbook and it shows the view of my camera to just be black. The green LED for the camera turned on when I opened facetime but now will not turn off, even after ...
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Cam going on and off with hangouts

have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When I connect to a meeting on hangouts, the cam keeps going on and off (the green light goes and off as well). I'm saying hangouts because that's the ...
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How to select frame rate when recording webcam

In OS X 10.10.5, I'm using QuickTime X to record video from a Logitech c920 webcam. The only video options I see are High (720p30 H.264) and Maximum (1080p24 ProRes 444). How can I independently ...
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How do I view a webcam image on OS X 10.11

How do I view a webcam image on OS X 10.11. I have a webcam previously used on Windows and just want to use it as a camera.
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iMac: Running Hot with iSight camera turned on?

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X El Cap. I noticed that it appeared to be running hotter than usual over the last few days. This sort of thing happens when I’m doing a lot of video work, ...
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Issues with WiFi (seems bus related) under load

I have some interesting issues with a new MBP (13", early 2015, bought early 2016, corporate reseller) which seem to be connected to some internal bus. In all fairness I have not delved into the exact ...
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Recording a screencast with a webcam

Quicktime can be used to record screen casts, which captures a video of the events in the screen - with or without the audio from the microphone. Many screencasts also capture the webcam in the lower-...
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Macbook Retina 15" camera - hardware, firmware or software issue?

When I try to use camera on my macbook in photo booth / skype there's no image coming from it. Camera's LED blinks (with approx 1 second interval). How do I fix that or confirm that's a hardware ...
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Is there a bluetooth camera that works with an iMac?

I want to put a webcam in a far corner of my office and use it for Skype. Do you know of a bluetooth or other wireless camera that will show up on a Mac like a regular camera?
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Use an iPhone as cabled webcam / capture camera stream from hdmi out?

I am wondering if there is a way to use an iPhone as a usb webcam. I saw solutions for wifi and friends but none of them seems to work for a cabled connection. Alternatively, I know that it is ...
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Issue with iSight on MacBook updated to 10.11 El Capitan

I updated my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Then I found that the built-in iSight camera wouldn't work in any application I tried. What can I do to resolve this?
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Web cam sharing in MacOS X

There is a very strange behaviour with Mac Os that i give access to web cam to multiple application like Skype and Face time .where as windows does not allow this ,any answers ??
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Autoupdate the desktop background from an online photo webcam

I would like to set my desktop background to a webcam picture that updates several times an hour, for instance to this view of Tegernsee. I am looking for a way to automatically get that picture every ...
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Webcam not working since upgrade to El Capitan

I have a Creative Labs webcam (VF0700) that was working fine on Yosemite, but since the upgrade to OS X 10.11, it has stopped working. It is recognised under the System Report in 'About this mac' and ...
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Disable iSight Indicator LED on El Capitan

I use a lot my camera and sometimes I need to do a lot of meetings. I don't like to let people around see that I'm in a video call. Do you know how to disable the indicator light to always be green ...
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Use USB webcam instead of built in FaceTime webcam

There are some websites where you can turn on your webcam to chat with other people. On some of these sites it is possible to select which cam you want to use if you have more then just one connected. ...
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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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Increase delay in Photo Booth app?

I was wondering if there is a way to increase the number of seconds before Photo Booth takes a picture (currently 3 seconds) or if alternatively there is an app I can use with my iSight camera that ...
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Webcam not working on Macbook Pro 13"

At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime) I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090 But under devices for Camera it says no devices found....
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Tech Specs of Built-in iSight Camera of MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

What are the tech specs of the Built-in iSight Camera of the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)? Especially: What is the focal length? Does anybody happen to now, if there is something online, ...
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Mac camera not working even after sudo killall VDCAssistant

I ran sudo killall VDCAssistant, SMC and resets and still it shows my camera isn't connected. I have recently updated OS X to Yosemite and it was going fine for a month or two but now my Photo Booth ...
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How to combine two live video feeds with picture in picture

Is it possible to combine the feeds from a USB webcam / IP video stream (iPad) and the built-in iSight camera on my MacBook Pro (early 2011) running Yosemite into one video feed for use in, for ...