Questions tagged [webcam]

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

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Hard wired link between webcam and led indicator?

In light of stories about stories about secret monitoring over laptop webcams (such as this one or this one), I wonder about the reliability of the green LED next to the camera that indicates that it'...
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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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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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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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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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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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iPad as a wireless webcam

Can I use my iPad as a wireless webcam for my PC? I think the solution would be an app streaming the video captured by the iPad's camera from the iPad to the PC where another app would decode it, ...
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Video Output as iSight Input

I'd like to be able to display videos and pictures through my MacBook Pro's webcam on Skype and other online chat sites. I previously used programs such as ManyCam to emulate a webcam, however, many ...
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How to get dev of webcam (not iSight)

I am trying to stream with ffmpeg a webcam. I am on a MBP mid-'09 running Lion. I know that you can not have direct access to the iSight (Although open-cv seems to be able to...) so I have an external ...
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HD Video Capture software for Logitech Web Cam?

I have a Logitech HD C910 webcam for which Logitech has no up-to-date drivers. They stopped updating for Mac at 10.6. I would just write it off, like so many webcams before it. But it's an AWESOME ...
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Using the iPad dock connector to connect cameras - airplane mode - no WiFi

At my work we need to connect to a few IP cameras but it can not be wireless as the iPad must be in airplane mode, we must use the 30 pin dock connector and a wired cable. We are installing cameras ...
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Built-in Webcam working only in 1 app and not in others (15'' MBP, non-retina, mid 2012)

I have a MBP 15'' (late 2012; bought in June 2013) and I've noticed that the built-in Webcam doesn't work - except with Cisco WebMeeting!! I had recently opened the laptop to change the HD, so I ...