macam

macam 0.9.2

Connect any webcam to your Mac

macam is a godsend if you want to make your new USB webcam finally work on your Mac. View full description

PROS

  • Extensive help guide online
  • Supports large range of webcams
  • Test webcam image quality

CONS

  • A little tricky to set up for beginners

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macam is a godsend if you want to make your new USB webcam finally work on your Mac.

macam is essentially a driver, which supports a very wide range of webcams. The application can be a little tricky to set up but is the easiest and quickest way to make your USB webcam work. Using the macam interface you can test the video quality of your webcam and adjust elements like contrast, color, sharpness thanks to a few sliders.

However if you really need to make your camera work with an external application like Skype, you'll need to drag the macam component folder you get in the disk image into your Library>Quicktime>folder. The component works with all Quicktime aware applications so once it's installed your webcam should normally be recognized by your Mac.

Even though all the latest Macs already do include iSight, you sometimes happen to need an external webcam, which you can move around and point to different directions. If so, make sure you have the macam driver set up to get it up and working.

Although it might be a little tricky to install, macam is an excellent driver which allows hundreds of webcams to work on a mac. Recommended if you're looking to do some videochatting.

macam supports the following formats

macam supports several hundred different cameras! Many Logitech, Creative and other name brand cameras are supported, as are a large number of generic, and store-branded cameras. Thus many cameras are supported that we have not even heard about. You can v

macam is a driver for USB webcams on Mac OS X. It allows hundreds of USB webcams to be used by many Mac OS X video-aware applications. The aim is to support as many webcams as possible.

In addition, macam also supports downloading of images from some dual-mode cameras. macam especially tries to support those cameras not supported by Apple or by their manufacturers.

macam consist of an application and a component. Run the macam application to verify whether your camera works with your Mac and your USB setup.

The component is the actual driver that allows other applications to access the video-stream. (note: iChat does not recognize most USB webcams unless you install iChatUSBCam - this is shareware unrelated to macam)

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  • MChinen

    by MChinen

    "re: “Connect any webcam to your Mac”"

    A million thanks to the author of this review! I had sleepless nights trying to figure this out! I am currently working ... More.

    reviewed on July 17, 2010