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To know whether another person have physically accessed your Mac

Is there a simple way to know an "average person" have physically accessed your Macbook at work or at home? Of course, I can use a keylogger or an app to record what is going on the screen ...
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External Microphone turns off when MacBook is closed

I know the MacBook internal microphone is disabled when the MacBook is closed. I bought an external webcam with microphone, so I could use that for meetings when I am at my desk setup with a large ...
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Using External Monitor & Camera with Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro 2019 with decent spec. I plug it into a normal 21" external monitor. I also use an external webcam for my video call (Logitech C920e). This is a very normal workflow. But the ...
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Wireless shared web cam (not using iPhone or iPad....)

In our team we have stand up meetings with a TV on the wall displaying the Google/Zoom meet with the people that are working remote for te day. The role of hosting the meeting is circulating, so ...
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Kernel panics on MacBook Air M2 related to camera or sensors [duplicate]

I have an issue with my MacBook Air M2 (2022) that results in kernel panics that I can't fix without your help. Few more facts that we should consider to be on the same page: In January 2023 I got ...
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Access video feed from webcam with iPhone 15 over USB C

Now that the iPhone has USB C, is there a way to access the video feed from a usb webcam connected to the iPhone? I know the iPad supports it out of the box in apps like face time but according to ...
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Quick way to add Webcam filter on the Mac to make hair appear darker?

Is there a quick method without using 3rd party apps, so that when Zoom or Google Meeting is used, I can make the camera take my image so that the hair appears darker color (or make it a certain color?...
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Virtual Webcam Blur Entire Input on MacBook Pro M2 Max Mac OS 13.4.1

I am looking for a virtual webcam which can blur the input from the built-in webcam. I just want to blur it just a bit for Zoom. It's not just the background I want blurred--I want my face blurred a ...
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Detect MacBook webcam usage without taking photo or recording?

I am attempting to write either a bash script or dedicated piece of software to live monitor my Macbook Pro's webcam activation in a similar manner to the green indicator light on the laptop itself. ...
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Play VLC as Wallpaper / enable DirectX / My Preferences do NOT match the many hits on Google [duplicate]

I'm trying to play videos as wallpaper with VLC. Countless hits on Google show preferences dialog boxes that don't match what I have. Thinking of marking this as Duplicate? Please be very careful, ...
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How to suppress the connection sound when using the iPhone as webcam on my MacBook

I would like to use my iPhone as webcam on my MacBook, but I haven't found a way to mute the sound on the iPhone when the camera is activated. Even when the iPhone is in silent mode, all sounds are ...
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How to disable Continuity Camera on Mac 1 but use it on Mac 2

Since updating to MacOS Ventura my Mac prompts me every time I have a video call with enabling Continuity Camera. So I did, with the expectation that I can disable it afterward, because those prompts ...
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Is it possible to use an external camera with an iPhone or iPad for Zoom/Facetime

I am trying to figure out if it is at all possible connect an external webcam to an iPhone or iPad, as I am trying to build something that improve quality and changes camera positioning during video ...
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How to select camera for "create signature" in PDF document in Preview 11.0

I am trying to add a new signature to a document in Preview, but when I click on "Create Signature" to use the webcam attached, it instead wants to use the virtual camera defined in OBS, ...
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How to use an Android Phone as a webcam with Mac Mini M1?

I've recently bought a Mac Mini M1 and I realized I need a webcam for facetime, etc. I don't have an iPhone or other webcam to use and I need to use an android phone for now. Can I use an android ...
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Use builtin and continuity camera at once on mac

I'd like to stream on twitch with the builtin camera on my macbook and add an external one with continuity cam (from my iphone 13 pro). Is this possible? Also, can I use a different older iPhone 8 ...
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EOS Webcam Utility not working with Slack

I have installed the EOS Webcam Utility from the Canon website. After plugging in my camera (Canon M50 Mark II), it works great with OBS software, Google Hangouts and Skype, but not with Slack. Slack ...
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How can I auto-switch the audio input to match the audio output device?

On a desktop Mac without a webcam/mic (Pro, Studio, Mini, etc), is there a way to have the audio input device auto-switch to match the chosen output? I have a wireless USB headset (HyperX if that ...
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Builtin Mic and Webcam is not working properly for Safari (M1 2020)

My builtin Webcam and Mic are not working when I'm doing video or audio call in Safari. Although I allow access to mix & camera, other people on the call only hear from my Mic is a "Beep Bop&...
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Can't turn on Center Stage Studio Display

I have a brand new, 2022 16" MBP and a Studio Display. I can't turn on Center Stage. The only option ever available to me in Video Effects is Portrait mode. Any ideas how I get Center Stage here?...
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External Web Cam Not Recognized

I'm having an issue with my external webcam not being recognized on my MacBook Pro. This started suddenly a few days ago. Here are the details. HARDWARE/SOFTWARE SPECS: Webcam: VicTsing PC317 ...
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Live Text from webcam in MacOS

Getting used to Live Text via tap menu in text inputs on iOS1 I'd like to use it the same ubiquitous way on macOS, but there you must use the Preview app (link via). So you have to 1st take a photo ...
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Facetime is answered on remote / Camera turned on while no one is at the computer - and it's locked

Update: I've been able to confirm that Facetime is the trigger I've come home to unlock my OSX Monterey (build 21G72?), only to notice Facetime is running with the camera on. This has now happened ...
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File not found error : Unable to access serial port (connected to webcam) in jupyter lab (browser) - in MacOS Monterey

import serial from serial.tools import list_ports from serial import Serial port = list(list_ports.comports()) for p in port: print(p.device) ser = serial.Serial( # Serial Port to read ...
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How to use BASH / ZSH to capture picture from webcam

I am new to MDM and I am attempting to write a script/profile which will use the built in webcam (and/or external if available) to capture a photo taken from the webcam. This would only be activated ...
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Use the screen area next to the notch

I am using a MacBook Pro 16' inch with the M1 processor and thus have the infamous black notch (housing the webcam) at the top of the screen. I don't mind the notch at all and am not looking to hide ...
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Is there any chance audio can be recovered from a video recording which appears in QuickTime and other apps to have no audio track?

Running macOS 10.12 with a security app called EvoCam that records ".mov" MP4 files. It records in one hour segments using the built-in iSight camera and microphone. In one hour long segment ...
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Update to macOS Catalina has ruined the quality of FaceTime HD Camera

An update to macOS Catalina has made the quality of the built-in webcam that awful that will feel guilty during zoom session, because other participants' eyes could bleed: overall quality 20x times ...
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Can macOS Monterey's video effects (e.g. portrait) be used using an external webcam?

With Apple Silicon and macOS Monterey we can, on an app-by-app basis, activate video effects in apps that use the webcam. E.g. on my MBP M1, I can blur my background when in a Google Meet by clicking ...
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Bizarre camera issues with macOS Monterey

Intro I've got a headscratcher with my camera setup on macOS Monterey. I go back and forth between using an external webcam (a Logitech C615) and the internal FaceTime camera on my MacBook Pro. I've ...
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CoreMediaIO appears to have turned my camera on

Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Catalina 10.15.7 My camera came on this morning. It's still on. Never noticed that before. When i googled it, i found a recommendation to use Terminal and the results are below. ...
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Is there a way to inspect or change the resolution negotiated between MacOS and a USB webcam?

I use a Dell Ultrasharp webcam, which supports up to 4k resolution. On a Windows device, I am getting that full resolution and a pretty good overall image, provided my lightning is good. Connecting ...
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My webcam Logitech C525 is not focusing on MacOS

My Logitech C525 webcam is a bit old, I give you, but it says it supports macOS up to the latest version and also have some installs on the official site. The problem is that it's not "...
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Logitech C670i webcam stopped working starting with Big Sur

Any web application (Zoom, Photobooth, etc) not only fails with the external Logitech webcam connected, but the built-in FaceTime camera does not work with the webcam connected. The image flickers and ...
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Can you decrease the width of a video in a video call on Macbook

I use a Lenovo webcam that I connect to Macbook Pro using usb. When I am in meetings, the camera shows my entire room because it has this Ultrawide feature. Is there any way i can decrease the width ...
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How to set web camera properties on MacOS

Help I need: I have a shell program that sets web camera parameters using v4l2-ctl on linux, and I need to create an equivalent program that sets those same camera parameters on MacOS (using ...
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USB webcam no output

I got a pretty weird problem with my m1 Macbook air (Monterey). The USB webcam sometimes outputs a black screen on all applications. The webcam doesn't have any cover. The webcam is plugged in a usb ...
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FaceTime HD (internal) webcam not available - TB MBP 13" (late 2016)

My FaceTime HD camera is refusing to work/show up as available for any of my camera-using apps (Facetime, Zoom, Photo Booth). The message I get in Facetime is "No Camera Available". What I'...
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iMac as a Security cam

I wonder if I can use Automator to build a security device out of my iMac's camera with the following features: The camera would be continuously recording in a pre-defined schedule It would save the ...
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Does MacBook Pro 13 2017 support a Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam?

I want to buy the Logitech BRIO Webcam with 4K Ultra HD Video & HDR. However, I'm not sure it will work with my MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017). Could anyone say if it will work? If 4K is too much for ...
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Horizontal mirror/flip webcam image for video conference on MacOS

I am looking for a solution to horizontally (or vertically) mirror/flip the webcam image (not rotate) on MacOS on the hardware or driver level. The ultimate goal is to use a mirrored video stream in ...
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Can I trigger a HomeKit scene when my laptop's camera is turned on or off?

Like a lot of people nowadays, I'm set up in a home office and I'm often on video calls on my MacBook Pro. My partner sometimes wants to come into my office, but doesn't want to interrupt a video ...
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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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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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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 Apple Silicon 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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