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macam 0.9.2
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Macam is a package that enables you to use several USB webcams with Mac OS X. For a list of supported cameras, see this page.
What's New
Version 0.9.2 adds support for a number of webcams. In particluar the PS3 Eye, which requires USB2, but has a phenomenal picture. Many other webcams have been added, all the cameras from the gspca project should work (although no guarantees are provided). There is better support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), as the NSLock console warning messages should be gone. The driver for the PAC207 has been improved in many ways, this chip is used in many cheap webcams.
Version 0.9.2 adds support for a number of webcams. In particluar the PS3 Eye, which requires USB2, but has a phenomenal picture. Many other webcams have been added, all the cameras from the gspca project should work (although no guarantees are provided). There is better support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), as the NSLock console warning messages should be gone. The driver for the PAC207 has been improved more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later









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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 05 May 2013
Macam has not been updated in four years. Does not work in newer versions of OS X with newer cameras. Of course, unlike some other apps these days, this one is free to try, so you can at least test it for yourself. But it appears development has long since been abandoned, even though the app is still available. YMMV
[Version 0.9.2]


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Derision reviewed on 01 Jul 2010
Years ago, my girlfriend bought a Concord EyeQ webcam for her Windows machine so that she could do webcam chats with me on Yahoo Messenger while she was in college. I was on OS9 (actually, probably OS 8.6, at that time) and didn't have a cam, and the Concord never worked with my OS9 installation.

Some eight years later, I came across this camera in a box somewhere. Hadn't looked at it in years, but I figured what the hell. So I plugged it into my OSX 10.6-equipped MacBook, and no go... obviously, it's an elderly webcam and didn't support Mac in the first place, why would it support OSX? On a whim, I installed macam and instantaneously, it showed up in Yahoo Messenger, and using the macam application, I was able to use it to take pictures.

Still unsure if there's a way to get at the images stored on the internal memory (if there are any), but for a piece of free software that I installed on a whim, macam wildly exceeded my expectations.

AJH
[Version 0.9.2]


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Macinen commented on 12 Mar 2009
Doesn't work with MS LifeCam NX-6000 :( Macam says the cam is not connected. I'm using the latest Leopard (10.5.6) on a MacPro. Applications like PhotoBooth and Skype are working ok by the OS, but the picture quality needs tuning badly. The Picture is much overbright and lacks color (the white balance is way off). Please developer try to make macam work with nx-6000.
[Version 0.9.2]


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tankknight commented on 06 Dec 2008
Works great with a USB PS3 HD Eye on my G4 MDD 1.42, but only generates a black screen on my G5 quad ... Of course I wanted the cam for the G5. I also tried a Logitech cam on the G5 with same result and based on web searches (that I did after I bought the cam) Macam doesn't work on the G5 quad.
[Version 0.9.2]


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Sivanamaom commented on 13 Mar 2008
Works great with Logitech QuickCam 4000.
[Version 0.9.1]


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FabioFerrari commented on 30 Nov 2007
I bought a Trust WB-3400 webcam in order to use it with a Mac Mini G4.
I installed the driver, the IChatUSBCam software, but the cam is not recognized.
Only the microphone works.
Can someone help me?
[Version 0.9.1]


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madkitty0 commented on 10 Nov 2007
This softwhere is AWESOME it made my QuickCam chat (by logitech) work w/ my mac!!!!!!!
[Version 0.9.1]


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tsu.R commented on 27 May 2007
...still awaiting for Macam to support the Philips SPC 610NC.

The SPC 610NC from Philips is a beautiful, tiny webcam specifically designed for notebooks.
[Version 0.9.1]


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PizzaCake tipped on 25 Feb 2007
In the supported cameras list it says in progress for the StarCam 370i. MSI have released drivers for the Mac as follows:

MSI StarCam 370i drivers here
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=604&kind=10

MSI StarCam Clip drivers here
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/driver/dvr/spt_dvr_detail.php?UID=620&kind=10

Hope this helps.
[Version 0.9]


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bruthiaux commented on 06 Sep 2006
The driver works fine with my 3-year old Creative Labs N10225 / PD1130 camera. Thanks for this! Color and resolution are more than good enough for my needs (recording lectures for college students). It doesn't make me look like a movie star, but I'm beginning to suspect the problem is me, not the technology. :-)
[Version 0.8.8]

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themusicmakernyc replied on 31 Oct 2006
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I followed the instructions and I can't get my Creative Labs N10225/PD1130 to work with iChat or Skype. It works fine with macam 0.8.9 but not with anything else. I'm running OS X Tiger 10.4.6. Can anyone help me pls?
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bubumac had trouble on 07 Nov 2006
The Sonix driver that works for Ezonics cams can be found here :

http://www.sonix.com.tw/sonix/product.do?p=SN9C102
[Version 0.9]


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bubumac had trouble on 07 Nov 2006
version 0.9 (and above) still doesn't work with my Ezonics camera (based on a Sonics one)

Fortunatelly, I found a driver on Internet called SN9C102 Driver OSX 1.0.dmg that works perfectlly.
[Version 0.9]


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Stike had trouble on 23 Jun 2006
Help! Still got the same problem here.
The Eyetoy cam is detected, but the screen remains black. If I push the "Play" button, it says USB communication error... :(
[Version 0.8.7]


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Date:29 May 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Macam is a package that enables you to use several USB webcams with Mac OS X. For a list of supported cameras, see this page.


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