Does OS X support Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision/UV SE?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Toups, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Toups macrumors regular

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    I am about to move from my maxed out iMac to a 8-core Mac Pro and was looking for some advice from those who have experience with webcams and Leopard OS.

    I have been researching and found references to USB video class (UVC) and through digging and some links from Wikipedia it "appears" the Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision and Ultra Vision SE should be support, but does anyone on here actually have on and can comment on compatibility?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. awad macrumors member

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    whatever you get, make sure it has a built in microphone as you'll need to get either a usb mic or a pre-amp for your mic.
     
  3. Toups thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, I plan to get a camera with a microphone, hence the reference to the Logitech cameras since I have had very good experiences this far with them on PC.
     
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  6. titangears macrumors member

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    Good news. I ordered this webcam (with a Windows part number) from here: Beach camera

    Cost me $29.95 (with a $90 rebate). Both audio & video work natively with OSX so no third party drivers needed. Works with iChat & Yahoo.
     
  7. wsu108 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my Mac Pro a week ago and I saw your post, I ordered this webcam right away.

    However, after upgrading to the latest firmware and software these days, the built-in bluetooth adapter will "disappear" after system boot. I am using the wireless keyboard and mouse, so when that happens, I lost connection to the Mac Pro.

    Of course, I connect the wired keyboard & mouse to Mac Pro to check what's going on. When I open the bluetooth icon on the menu bar, it shows "bluetooth not available". It took me a long time (re-install the OS) to find out that when the webcom is plugged in, the bluetooth will have problem (not 100%, but about 80%).

    It seems that the OS X knows there is a PC version of Quickcam plugged in. Or somehow the new bluetooth driver doesn't like the Quickcam very much.

    I wonder only the MAC version's Quickcam will work without problems.:mad:
     
  8. wsu108 macrumors newbie

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    Update: I connect the QuickCam through a USB Hub that's on my Dell 2407 Monitor, it seems fine now. I am keeping my fingers cross.
     

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