Connecting a doc camera to an imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dpfitz, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. dpfitz macrumors newbie

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    Can I connect a Lumens DC265 document camera directly to an imac? I have searched for the answer, but have not found anything definitive. So far I have them connected through VGA cable but nothing is happening on the computer.

    Thank you
     
  2. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    You don't say which model iMacs you have. But, regardless, I think you can only use target display mode on a Mac to display screens from other Macs, not a device like this.
     
  3. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    You should use a USB cable and install some software on your Mac which you can download from the manufacturer.
     
  4. dpfitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. dpfitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm using an iMac6,1
    2.33GHz
    Version 10.6.8
    I'm using a Vga cable to connect the lumens dc265 directly to the iMac, but it does not seem to recognize it. Why?
     
  6. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    To connect this to your iMac, you'll need a USB cable and the "Ladybug" software from Lumens:

    http://www.lumens.com.tw/support_1_1.php?p_id=13&big_id=1&pageNum_old=0

    Scroll down to "Ladibug MAC" for "MAC OS 10.4,MAC OS 10.5,MAC OS 10.7,MAC OS 10.8"


    The manual for the Mac Ladibug software is here - I suggest you read it before installing the software

    http://www.lumens.com.tw/a/program_download/file/201312301346105989.pdf

    If it doesn't work - I can't really help. I don't own one and I don't know how well written the software is.

    Good luck!
     
  7. dpfitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. dpfitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Usb cable did the trick! I had already downloaded the ladibug software, so when I connected the usb, it worked perfectly. Thank you for your tip.
     

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