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bag99001

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Hello Everyone - Still struggling with a straight answer whether it's a hub issue, or a USB Webcam issue, but can anyone tell me what USB Webcam they KNOW works with an M1 Macbook air? Is the issue a specific USB 3.1 is necessary?
 

OGD114

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I've been using a Logitech C920S connected to a Targus USB-C hub for almost a year with my M1 MacBook Air and haven't had any issues.
 

Tagbert

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Hello Everyone - Still struggling with a straight answer whether it's a hub issue, or a USB Webcam issue, but can anyone tell me what USB Webcam they KNOW works with an M1 Macbook air? Is the issue a specific USB 3.1 is necessary?
What problems are you seeing?
 

cmaier

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Hello Everyone - Still struggling with a straight answer whether it's a hub issue, or a USB Webcam issue, but can anyone tell me what USB Webcam they KNOW works with an M1 Macbook air? Is the issue a specific USB 3.1 is necessary?

We have a motley collection of Logitech at work and they all work with my M1 MacBook pro (so i assume they would work fine with an m1 mba)
 

bag99001

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What problems are you seeing?
I had a cheap no name one from Amazon a year ago that worked but since Catalina it doesn't even recognize it. I have a Logitech at work (not sure off model off hand) that is inconsistently recognized using a displaylink usb hub. When it is recognized it often randomly switches to my internal mic (even with the laptop closed in clamshell mode) which is obviously a problem!

Looking online and in the forums this is a common problem - seems to be an issue with apple not fully supporting certain USB hubs, and may be it needs a true usb 3.1 hub.
 

bag99001

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Bought a Logitech C90S for home and seems to be working for now...will report back after a few weeks of testing.
 

wyrdness

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I have a dirt-cheap no-name Chinese webcam for work Teams meetings. It works fine with both my M1 Air and Intel MacBook.
 

bag99001

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I have a dirt-cheap no-name Chinese webcam for work Teams meetings. It works fine with both my M1 Air and Intel MacBook.
Mine definitely stopped working for me once I upgraded to Monterey. Hence the thread. It seems to be a common issue right now searching around. So far the Logitech appears to be working.
 

Paradoxally

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I use a generic 1080p webcam that my work got me. It worked fine with Intel and also M1, plug it in, just works without any config.

I don't use the mic, the webcam is only for video, and audio on these things is usually garbage anyway. For audio, I have a headset.
 

ice29

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Logitech Brio works fine with M1, apart from native Microsoft Teams app... there the resolution Teams requests from the webcam is very bad.. (web-version of Teams does not have this problem)
I have waited for the M1 version of Teams but this is still not fixed :( (maybe it's a logitech problem)
 

Paradoxally

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Logitech Brio works fine with M1, apart from native Microsoft Teams app... there the resolution Teams requests from the webcam is very bad.. (web-version of Teams does not have this problem)
I have waited for the M1 version of Teams but this is still not fixed :( (maybe it's a logitech problem)

Nah, Teams is just garbageware. Luckily my company still uses Google Meet and Zoom for calls.
 

LenticularTapir

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I have an ancient Logitech C210 that worked flawlessly with an Intel Mac mini, but doesn't quite work on a Mac Studio. With Zoom, the video seems to work fine when I'm in the settings to check the camera, but it would repeatedly shut off and turn on (like a very slow strobe light) during an actual Zoom call.

But later in the same call, it was fine. One thing I did do was make sure that I didn't use the webcam's mike (I wear a headset, so I didn't need it anyway) - set that in Zoom's settings.

Tried it again later with Photo Booth, and the problem came back, though possibly because there wasn't any way to disable the webcam's mic.

Also, am not using any software provided by Logitech - just using it plug-n-play
 

zakadack

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Have you tried using Camo? Its in the app store.

It will allow you to use your iPhone or iPad camera on the M1 MacBook Air.

I tried it this past weekend and it worked great. I was able to use it to record on ScreenFlow. I was also able to use my facetime camera on the Macbook at the same time.

Its free but also has monthly and annual subscriptions. The lifetime license is $79.99 which is pretty good compared to getting a dedicated webcam.

I'm still testing it out but so far looks very promising.

I just checked to see if it works with an Android phone and it does.
 
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bag99001

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Have you tried using Camo? Its in the app store.

It will allow you to use your iPhone or iPad camera on the M1 MacBook Air.

I tried it this past weekend and it worked great. I was able to use it to record on ScreenFlow. I was also able to use my facetime camera on the Macbook at the same time.

Its free but also has monthly and annual subscriptions. The lifetime license is $79.99 which is pretty good compared to getting a dedicated webcam.

I'm still testing it out but so far looks very promising.

I just checked to see if it works with an Android phone and it does.
I did but it heated up my iPhone something awful. Rather not have to do that for how long my meets are which can be over an hour.
 

Kaikidan

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Old Logitech C270, Mac mini M1, works like a (deepfried) charm, no problems in either the camera or microphone, plug and play. Connected directly to one of the USBAs on the back of the mini.
 

MarineBand5524

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I have never had a webcam that didn't work. I have a Logitech 920, 922 Pro, Brio 4K, Elgato Face Cam, LG 5k built in's - all flawless with no issue.
So I just got one - Brio 4k, and now the option to "BLUR" my background has vanished. Everything is updated. (through zoom or the Logitech software)
 

thveblen

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Jun 13, 2023
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I had a cheap no name one from Amazon a year ago that worked but since Catalina it doesn't even recognize it. I have a Logitech at work (not sure off model off hand) that is inconsistently recognized using a displaylink usb hub. When it is recognized it often randomly switches to my internal mic (even with the laptop closed in clamshell mode) which is obviously a problem!

Looking online and in the forums this is a common problem - seems to be an issue with apple not fully supporting certain USB hubs, and may be it needs a true usb 3.1 hub.
I am at wit's end struggling with this same issue. I have a Logitech C615 webcam with a USB-A connection, so I need to use a hub with my M1 MacBook Air. I also use an external monitor via USB-C, so I don't have a free USB-C port on the MacBook Air to get a new USB-C webcam and connect it directly. I have to use a USB-C hub, and I want to be able to put the camera on top of my external monitor. This worked for years...but after recent updates, it stopped working. I plug the C615 into a USB-A on the hub, but it's not even recognized. Every once in a blue moon it works for a few minutes before disconnecting completely and no longer showing as an available camera. Sometimes it flashes on and off before sputtering and then disconnecting completely. I'm desperate to get it to work. Did you have any revelations about what works best for an external webcam via a USB-C hub on an M1 MacBook Air?
 

bag99001

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So for what it's worth, at some point my webcams starting working - probably some software update. Currently using a Logitech C525 connected via a displaylink adapter with no problems.

 
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