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

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Grant Terminal Access to Web Cam

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic, and am attempting to identify the physical room that a set of lab iMacs are currently in. Our CMDB states that these machines are in Room A; ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to re-route a Firewire DV Input as a webcam to use it in Google+ Hangouts?

I'm trying to use a Firewire DV input in a Google+ Hangout in order to do Hangouts on Air. Currently, it appears that Hangouts does not support DV inputs, which makes things difficult (essentially, ...
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Is the color problem with my Facetime camera on a new Macbook Air a hardware or software problem?

I've brought a Macbook Air few months ago. I didn't get to test its camera when I brought it. I'd gotten too busy with works and today was my first time running the application Facetime to test my ...
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How can I make Logitech a 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM work with a mid-2011 Mac mini?

I have a Logitech 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM which I bought to use with a mid-2011 Mac mini, 2.3 GHz, running High Sierra. I've used an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and a Thunderbolt ...
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Firefox won't access my webcam in Google Meet; will access it for other sites

I have two webcams: One built into my laptop, and an external one attached over USB. When I go to meet.google.com, Firefox only allows me to access the internal webcam. When I go to other sites, ...
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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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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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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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How does iGlasses work?

So I've been looking for a way to change settings on the iSight camera built into my Macbook Pro. I know iGlasses exists (for those that don't know what it is: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/). I ...
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Resume suspended USB device

For some reason, my iSight wasn't working, so I used USB Prober.app to reveal that the device was suspended. Is there a way to resume the device (without rebooting)?
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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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How to get Logitech C270 webcam working on mac?

Trying to get a Logitech C270 webcam to work properly on my MacBook. I have installed the recommended Logi Camera Settings software, which seems to be working fine, except the zoom function does not ...
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Why is my external webcam listed multiple times and how can I tidy it up?

I have a Logitech C920 HD webcam plugged into my MacMini 2012. I've just moved it into a different USB port and now it shows up twice (only one is available) in camera selection e.g. Logitech C920 HD ...
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Camera settings (brightness, saturation) on Catalina

Been a videoconference power-user for ~10 years, and I really like to adjust brightness and saturation on the camera (whether it is laptop camera, external webcam, etc). Is there any app or tool in ...
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How can I stream a mp4 video file as input for audio/video loopback devices in macos?

In Linux, we can use ffmpeg to stream a video file as inputs to virtual audio/video devices emulated using v4l2loopback & snd-aloop drivers. LINUX ffmpeg -i /home/user/downloads/myvideo.mp4 -...
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Couldn't find the correct id of simulated virtual webcam device using webcamoid (akvcam) in Catalina

My basic requirement is to simulate a virtual webcam device and stream a video file (preferably mp4) into the device using FFMPEG tool. Since a little experience in achieving the same on Linux using ...
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Webcam Conference // Software to modify picture

is there any software to modify my webcam picture? I tried to find something, but only found software that has "fun" filters. The Task I need the software to run video conferences and do workshops ...
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Phone front-facing camera is better than one in MBP. Am I missing anything?

After having to call my significant other using camera build into my MBP 15-Inch "Core i7" 2.2 Touch/2018 (profile on everymac.com), I tried calling from my phone and was blown away by how phone video ...
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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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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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What should I look for to replace the iSight camera on a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with a modern retina style FaceTime HD camera?

Given that I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro with the old low-res iSight camera, is it possible to upgrade that camera to a modern FaceTime HD camera like the kind in the modern retina Macbook Pro. I'm ...
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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, ...