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How can I trick programs to believe that a recorded video is what is captured from my MacBook Pro camera in realtime?

I would suggest installing OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) from this web site: https://obsproject.com/ It allows you to create content in a variety of ways, including green screens, etc. In your case ...
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Does a modern MacBook's green "camera light" always turn on when the camera is activated?

There must have been a group of designers and engineers who created the camera and camera light system – they would surely know and have told others. John Gruber received an email from one such ...
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How do I reset Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

You need to use tccutil to manage the privacy database -- this involves opening the Terminal and using the command line! Here's how to do it for QuickTime Player: tccutil reset Camera com.apple....
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Preview 10.1 in macOS Mojave does not capture signature with camera

When you select the camera on the Preview.app, It should open the camera up. You need keep some distance between the FaceTime camera and the white paper only then Preview.app will pick it up. If it's ...
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iPhone makes shutter sound when taking photos despite being on mute

It is possible the refurbished unit originated from Japan or Korea, where the setting of the mute switch is deliberately ignored by the Camera app. See this article at engadget.
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How to take photo using Terminal?

Use FFMPEG. (This has become one of my favorite command line utilities for video/audio conversion and streaming) According to the FFMPEG Wiki, you can use Apple's AVFoundation to capture directly from ...
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How can I change my iPhone camera's resolution?

Go to Settings > Camera. You can select resolution and FPS for video & slo-mo. However, you cannot change the photo resolution. You you will also be able to choose between high efficiency, using ...
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Virtual backgrounds for any videoconferencing or webcam application

The answer is yes. Applications can create a virtual camera, which other applications will have available in exactly the same way they have the built-in camera on a laptop available, or a USB-...
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Is the iPhone X still waterproof if the glass over the camera is damaged?

The camera glass is an important part of the barrier that keeps water out of the iPhone. I would have it repaired soon if you can’t keep it scrupulously dry. The physics of water meeting a small crack ...
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Is there any way an iOS app can access the mic/camera without the user's knowledge?

The first attempt by any app to access the microphone or camera will cause an OS-level confirmation dialog to grant permission. This adds the app to that list with the ability to grant/revoke the ...
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How to disallow camera sync from Mac to iPhone

That feature you are referring to is called Continuity Camera. You can easily disable it from your iPhone by: Go to Settings Scroll down and tap on General Find and tap on AirPlay & Handoff Find ...
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macOS : stream a "false" prerecorded image/video to my webcam

Open Broadcaster Software Thanks to work by John Boiles, can use Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and it's virtual camera feature on macOS. OBS is free and open source.
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Preview 10.1 in macOS Mojave does not capture signature with camera

It was not working with me in the beginning, but the problem solved when I had a spot light points in parallel between the laptop screen and the paper. Max light is needed apparently.
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Keep the camera activated while using other apps during a video conference

No, it is unfortunately not possible in any other app or by changing settings in the iPad. Apple has explicitly forbidden apps to record videos while they are in the background, and iOS prevents this ...
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How to prevent burst photos in camera timer?

The only way to stop burst mode during timer photos is to turn the flash On. When the flash is On the camera will only take 1 picture. My recommendation is to provide feedback to Apple here and let ...
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How can I use my iPhone 7 to take photos remotely?

You can indeed use Bluetooth headphones for taking photos with the built-in iOS Camera app. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be headphones, so long as the device has volume controls. However, here’s ...
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iPhone: Show clean Camera feed without any on-screen controls

After testing and searching paid and free apps for hours. I found a free app that does this, True Visage. Tested with iPhone 8, connected to my MacBook with USB-C cable and recording into Quicktime. ...
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How can I use the rear facing camera on video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom?

If the app itself doesn't support it, you can't do it. It's the code of the app that determines which camera is to be used. There is no system-wide setting to override this. I don't have Zoom, but ...
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How can I use the rear facing camera on video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom?

Zoom has the ability to switch cameras in the iOS app. The switch is available in the top left of the screen once you have started a meeting. It does not appear that you can select the rear camera ...
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Optical Zoom on iPhone Xs

Your Optical Zoom is achieved by the use of the native focal length of one of the two/three lenses available to you (I’m on an iPhone 12 mini with only two lenses). To understand this better, it’s ...
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How do I take a steathy picture with my iSight camera from the command line?

Unfortunately imagesnap no longer appears to work on OSX10.11/El Capitan so another alternative is to install ffmpeg (MacPorts: port install ffmpeg or brew install ffmpeg) and run: ffmpeg -f ...
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What are the dimensions in pixels of a picture taken with iPhone 8 and X?

iPhone X / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone 8 3088 px x 2320 px (FaceTime Camera) 4032 px x 3024 px (main cameras) So the cameras have the same resolution on each model. The wide-angle lenses on the back are ...
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How do I stop my iPhone camera automatically recording my location when I take photos?

Actually you’re already on the right track, as you also do this within your iPhone’s Privacy settings. More specifically: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services To the right of each app that is ...
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Why is my selfie flipped?

While taking the selfie, the displayed image is mirrored so you can line things up easier. This is demonstrated in the first image. After the photo is taken, the image is unmirrored and displayed ...
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How do I configure Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

I was months looking for a solution and none of them worked for me. Apps simply didn't ask for permission. Then I remembered that I had disabled SIP(System Integrity Protection). Re-enabling does the ...
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iPad Camera Big Yellow Rectangle

That's the face recognition at work. Yellow rectangles are drawn around any detected faces to inform you that the facial colour/exposure/etc optimisations are in operation. The rectangle doesn't ...
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Why do the photos on my iPhone 7 seem to be losing quality?

The answer is in the Optimize iPhone Storage setting. When enabled, only thumbnails of photos are stored in local storage. By viewing a photo, you are downloading a compressed version from iCloud. ...
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How do I configure Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

Starting with macOS Mojave, Apple has added new permissions to macOS that need to be granted before an application can use the Camera or Microphone. This affects all kind of calling software, and also ...
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What is the silver checkered circle on the iPhone 14 camera panel?

It's a microphone After a little research, I was able to find this filed on the US Patent Office site. The item in question is #386. Per the patent filing in the PDF, it refers to that component as ...
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