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

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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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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 use iSight webcam without activating the green light?

Recently a the Dutch government advised to put a tape on your webcam to prevent hackers from taking pictures and video using your device (news article in Dutch). The build in iSight camera in Apple ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I take a still photo with my built-in webcam?

I have a MacBook Pro at work, but am new to Macs and have never used the webcam outside of Skype. Is it possible to take a still photo with the webcam?
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The built-in camera light on my macbook (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. Can I watch outbound traffic in ...
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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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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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Macbook Webcam light turns on for a second when computer is waked

Most of the time when I login or open the lid my macbook bro mid 2012, the webcam light turns on for about a second and then turns off. Is there anything I should be worried about like a virus using ...
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Change webcam settings

I am using Skype and have noticed that the tint is kind of strange and the contrast is sort of off. How do I change the settings for the MacBook Pro's built-in webcam?
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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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Logitech C615 webcam not detected (Mac OS X 10.8.2)

I have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I purchased a Logitech C615 webcam because I read it is compatible with Mac. I installed the Logitech Camera Software, opened it and ...
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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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How do I use the Logitech Webcam 9000 on my Macbook Pro?

I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed on my Macbook Pro. I want to use my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 webcam with it, but Logitech does not include drivers for OS X. I need an camera that is not on ...
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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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iSight cable for mid 2009 macbook pro 13" help

If my iSight camera no longer works and neither does my bluetooth, should my wifi still technically be working? Aren't they all co-dependent(if that makes sense) or can the fact that my wifi is still ...
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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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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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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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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 to elegantly obstruct the iSight lens? [closed]

Sometimes you see people placing a sticker over the iSight camera on their MacBook's such that no one can spy on them. This might seem ridiculous, but from a previous answer it is clear that it is ...
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Motion Detection with iSight/FaceTime Camera

I'd like to use my iSight camera to detect motion, and if any motion is detected, record a short movie (until the motion stops) for security purposes (ok, I want to spy on my cat). Is there software ...
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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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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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Is there any way to broadcast a part of your screen as webcam on OSX (for twitch, omegle etc)?

Title: can you get a section of your screen recognised as if it was a webcam, so sites like twitch and omegle will read from it?
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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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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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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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What app to use for high res webcam photo capture?

Photo Booth does 640x480. I know the HD webcam on the 2011 MacBook Pros can do better than that. What app can I use for taking full resolution stills?
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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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How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?

In OS X 10.8 it is possible to log in via SSH and get access to hardware input devices like microphone and iSight camera. Thus it is possible to remotely record audio and video of other users sitting ...
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Webcam Colored Lines - Hardware Issue?

Has anyone seen this before? It's happening with any camera app (Skype, Photo Booth, Hangouts) so it doesn't appear to be software related. I'm assuming it's a hardware issue but I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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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 ...