Software to recognize incompatible digital camera?

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  1. sagestudio macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of any 3rd party software to help Jaguar recogize a incompatible digital camera? The camera has built in memory and doesn't appear in the finder or in iPhoto. Any help would be appreciated! My kids got this for Christmas (Vivitar Vivicam 55) and really want to be able to use it!!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: Software to recognize incompatible digital camera?

    For whatever reason, Vivitar chose to use proprietary software rather than USB's automount feature. I don't know about your specific model, but it is my understanding that some such cameras have built-in drivers in Win XP. However, if the manufacturer chose not to support the USB standard, you can bet that it has no interest in Mac users. There are too many quality alternatives for third parties to bother about supporting non-standard cameras.
     
  3. sagestudio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I guess we'll take it back and get a Kodak or Nikon or something. It's good to know anyway. : )

    Marianne
     
  4. bubbamac macrumors 6502

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    I just had a friend come stay with us from out of town, and she brought her non-name-brand digital camera with her. The company didn't have drivers for my Mac, but what the instructions said was to switch the cameras mode to "DRV mode," which I'm assuming means "Drive Mode," as in "external drive."

    When plugged in via USB, the camera immediatly mounted as a floppy drive, and iPhoto recognized the camera immediately.

    Still, I'd go with a Canon product. I've got an S45, and it's incredible, although red-eye is a problem.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is how a USB camera is supposed to behave, at least partially. The problem lies with those that don't have a DRV mode.
     

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