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

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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 ...
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lg 27md5klb webcam not found

Using cable that came with monitor to connect to macbook pro (2019) running 10.15.1. The built-in usb webcam is not found by the mac. Do I need to also connect the usb from the monitor to the ...
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Capture Photo from webcam on MacOS

i know there is similar question but it was like 8 years ago, I need an application that will take a picture with my external web camera connected to a computer via USB. I can't find anything like ...
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How does macOS know when to Automatically Adjust Brightness?

I understand the "Automatically Adjust Brightness" feature, when enabled, is designed automatically to raise or lower the brightness of e.g. the Macbook's screen depending on whether the surrounding ...
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Microphone doesn't work for face time

If I try to facetime L. on her iphone from my Mac Pro, I get a connection but no audio from my desktop to L. (I can hear L, but L can't hear me) If I try from my laptop, no problem. If I try to ...
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Logitech C920 - Follow my face support for OSX 10.14

I have had a Logitech C920 sitting on my shelf for over a year now and I just unpacked it to try it out. I thought I would try the Follow My Face feature out because I noticed it working on other ...
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How to disable a microphone on the USB webcam forever?

I have a Logitech Brio webcam which I use for video calls. I also have an M-Audio Uber Mic USB microphone which I use together with the cam. Sometimes I have to plug out the Uber mic from my computer....
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Is there a way to disable the integrated webcam without disabling USB webcams?

There are a number of documented ways to disable the integrated webcam out there. In particular, I have been using the approach that makes a number of system files unreadable: sudo chmod a-r /System/...
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How to set default web cam

I have installed CamTwist on my MacBook (mid-2015 - Retina display). Now every app uses that by default. I want the default webcam to be the FaceTime HD camera installed in my MacBook. How do I ...
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Cannot use FaceTime HD Camera on VirtualBox Ubuntu 18.04 guest OS

I installed Virtualbox & extension pack 6.0.6 on OSX host(on Mackbook pro with Type-c, 2018 15". Mojave 10.14.4). On this VBox configuration, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as guest with default ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...