Live Capture Setting in new MacBook Air OS10.8.4
Dear Dbini,This seems to be an ongoing problem. I'm sorry to say I have no solution, because I don't have the newest retina. I am a little unsure how to proceed without buying one, but I've got so much other stuff on my plate with the new version, it's hard for me to focus on this.One question: if you use QuickTime Player **7** (not X) do you see the iSight as an option in the Preferences?Best Wishes,Mark
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Hello,I've got the latest MBP retina (Late 2013) and same problem with the iSight camera... It doesn't work in Izzy, neither in Modul8.QuickTime Player 7 and X both recognize the iSight / FaceTime camera.I hope this can help, best wishes.Clement
I have a working solution to this in an internal version. I will get back with everyone on the forum about this after Feb 9th.Best Wishes,Mark
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The FaceTime HD Camera on MacBook Air 2013 is very different from any previous iSight or FaceTime camera.
Except for the first FireWire iSight, every built-in camera Apple installed on their Mac is a USB camera. Most of the external USB camera we can find on the market follows UVC (USB Video Class) specification and can be used on the Mac without any extra driver. Before MacBook Air 2013, Apple also use UVC camera on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Cinema Display.Secrets of FaceTime HD Camera on MacBook Air 2013
The new camera can produce 720P (1280 x 720) video stream in uncompressed format (Y'CbCr 4:2:2 - uyvy) at 30 FPS. This represents a tremendous amount of data transmitting from the camera to host computer. It is beyond the bandwidth of a USB 2.0 Bus. Other webcam manufacturers overcome this issue by transmitting in a compressed format - usually Motion JPEG or H.264. A compressed format means reduced image quality, added cost to the compression hardware on the camera and added processing time and CPU power on both the camera and host computer.
Apple choose another way to overcome this issue, they connect the camera through a faster Bus. No, not USB 3.0, USB 3.0 webcams are rare and maybe not cost effective as of today. Instead, Apple connects the new camera through PCIe bus.
The funny thing is this camera declares itself as a Broadcom PCI device with PCI vendor ID 0x14E4 not with Apple PCI vendor ID 0x106B.http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4552Hope this help, bestLoïc
Was there a solution for this, can't find the post...I'm running 131o6 on 15" Retina.Quicktime 7 sees FaceTime camera.
Dear @alex,I do have something that will allow you to get the camera on the retina, but there are also several bugs associated with it. (E.g., you can't use more than one camera.) I am working on this and should have it in the next couple of weeks, but if you urgently need to get the FaceTime camera into Isadora, and are OK with working with a buggy version, please PM me and I'll send you a like. I don't want to put up this link publicly until I work out the bugs.Best Wishes,Mark