OS X webcam driver

Discussion in 'macOS' started by one1, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a run of the mill no brand USB camera I want to make work on my aluminum 2010 imac (it has night vision/IR that iSight doesn't). Does anyone know of an actual WORKING program for OS X that will run this camera? I tried to download a few things off google like macam, but that stuff doesn't work.

    System Profiler says the camera is as follows:


    USB20 Camera :

    Product ID: 0x627b
    Vendor ID: 0x0c45 (Sonix Technology Co., Ltd.)
    Version: 1.00
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Location ID: 0xfa140000 / 5
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 500
     
  2. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar issue and eventually gave up. Bought a Logitech webcam that was specifically Mac-compatible.
     
  3. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The cam was a freebie and I don't have to use it at all, but figured it was worth a shot since I have it and it is new (operational).
     
  4. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Try macam ... it's worked with the generic cams I've connected over the past several years.
     
  5. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried ManyCam? It's mostly for effects, but I'd give it a go to see if it recognizes your webcam. It's also free, so it can't hurt to try.
     
  7. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    If you go to the Sonix web site, they have some OS X drivers.
     

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