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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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, ...