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)
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.
Here is a list of cameras with macam support indicated. Remember that this list is necessarily incomplete and not always up to date; so please try the macam application with your camera before abandoning hope. If your camera is not on the list, or if the support is different from what is indicated, please let us know!
The most recent version of macam is release 0.9.2, available here. This version 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.
The ASMedia USB driver may provide better performance and stability for USB 3.2 based cameras on some systems. If you experience any issues with the connection or performance on AsMedia-based USB controllers, please try this alternative USB controller driver.
In recent updates, Microsoft released two hotfixes which updated their FireWire stack file. However, these updates cause performance drops in the functionality of Texas Instruments (TI) FireWire Controllers which ship with some older Teledyne Photometrics cameras. These performance drops manifest with the following symptoms:
Option 1 (Recommended): Update drivers automatically - Novice computer users can update drivers using trusted software in just a few clicks. Automatic driver updates are fast, efficient and eliminate all the guesswork. Your old drivers can even be backed up and restored in case any problems occur.
Option 2: Update drivers manually - Find the correct driver for your Camera and operating system, then install it by following the step by step instructions below. You'll need some computer skills to use this method.
The built-in Microsoft Windows Update service may not update your drivers properly. Instead, use The Camera Driver Update Utility for NexxTech. It is intelligent software that automatically recognizes your computer's operating system and camera manufacturer and model to find the most up-to-date drivers for it. There is no risk of installing the wrong driver. The Camera Driver Update Utility downloads and installs your drivers quickly and easily.
Click the Update button next to your driver. The correct version will be downloaded and installed automatically. Or, you can click the Update All button at the bottom to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out-of-date on your system.
To find the latest driver, including Windows 11 drivers, choose from our list of most popular NexxTech Camera downloads or search our driver archive for the driver that fits your specific NexxTech camera model and your PC's operating system.
After downloading your driver update, you will need to install it. Driver updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slightly different installation procedure to follow. Visit our Driver Support Page to watch helpful step-by-step videos on how to install drivers based on their file extension.
Car owners should be very familiar with those dash camera brands, like Garmin, Nextbase, Thinkware, BlackVue, TaoTronics, Pilot, Binatone...But did you choose the right one? Not really if you insert a wrong micro SD card (formerly known as TF card) in it.
Technically speaking, the best dash cams have similar technology to one another, and they are all using a micro SD card to record and save continuous footages while you're driving on the road. To achieve the best performance of a dash camera when recording, the read/writing speed of the memory card is of vital importance. And, the ideal SD card that you should use in your dash cam should be Class 10 Write Speed. According to the 'best micro sd card for your dash cam 2019' research, the highly suggested card you should use in your dash cam includes:
If you really want to save money, this Walmart-exclusive Nextbase 222X front-and-rear camera duo offers great value. The 1080p/720p video is a compromise, but video quality is still good, it has a nice magnetic mount, a clear 2.5-inch screen, and a battery-supported parking mode.
Many people who purchase and install dash cams use them as a type of insurance policy for their actions and those of others on the road. Dash cams can protect you from other drivers in a number of ways. They can help you prove your innocence in the event of an accident. They may also act as a deterrent against aggressive drivers. And some dash cams come with features that have motion-sensor parking modes that can record any possible hit-and-runs or thefts while you are away from your car.
Our IP camera can connect directly to your network or computer, and there are three ways to do so. The three ways listed below do not require a NVR. A NVR, or Network Video Recorder, is the device that IP cameras connect to. The NVR records video provided by the IP cameras to a hard drive, either in HD (720p, 1080p), 2K HD, or Ultra HD (4K) depending on the type of NVR and type of camera that's being used with it.
NVR products are standalone devices using a Linux operating system which is known to be rock-solid and crash free, and designed to be operate 24/7 and maintain system security with user account access permissions. For a complete security camera system, you will want to use a NVR along with cameras. SmartPSS software can be used as a client software to connect from a computer to a NVR to watch cameras connected to the NVR and to playback/download recorded security footage.
Secondly, you will need to use our IP finder Config Tool to find cameras on your network. For more info on basic networking knowledge as to how IP addresses matter when deploying network cameras, please read our guide about connecting security cameras to the internet.
Note: if you have a password other than admin set on the cameras, then you will need to enter that in the "search settings" options before attempting to edit the IP address. See the illustration below on how that is done.
Most computers have only one network port, so this method can be problematic as it would use up your only network port, preventing you from having a hard-wired Internet connection. The next 2 methods will demonstrate how to set up a network camera on a network. Method 2 is for setting up a camera with a 12V DC power supply and Method 3 entails using a PoE injector or switch. The only different between these two methods is how power is supplied to the camera.
The camera currently has an IP address of 10.1.1.65. As explained in our article connecting security cameras to the internet, for the camera to be reachable from the computer on your network, its IP address has to match the IP scheme of your network. In our case our router IP is 192.168.1.1, so we are going to have to change the IP address of the camera. To change the IP simple press the pencil icon to edit.
d) We are going to set the camera to an IP of 192.168.1.X, we chose 192.168.1.12. Before we go ahead and change the IP address, we have to think about duplicate IP addresses on the network which would create networking issues. To see if a specific IP address is available on your LAN, use the command prompt in Windows to ping the address you intend to use. Below is a video explaining how to use the ping command. You can use this command on Mac as well by using the terminal.
His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.
A dashcam is essentially nothing more than a digital video camera mounted in the car. It records videos while you are driving. Whether you had an accident or because you saw something funny on the road; at some point you might want to watch one of those videos. We'll explain how you do it.
The way a dashcam stores videos is slightly different from regular cameras. A dashcam is specifically designed to keep recording at all times even when the memory is full. It therefore removes the oldest recordings automatically to make space for new recordings (check this article about Loop recording). Also, a dashcam saves the GPS and G-sensor data in the video or on a separate file on the memory (check this article about G-sensors).
Dashcams usually decode the videos to normal video formats like MP4, AVI or MOV. Watching the dashcam videos can be done in multiple ways. If your dashcam has Wifi, you can watch the videos on your smartphone or tablet. Just open the app, connect with the dashcam and instantly select and watch the recordings. Watching the videos in the app usually lacks some functionality though. The GPS and G-sensor data will not be available in most apps and you will only be able to watch one video file at a time. If you have a 2CH (dual) dashcam, in most apps you will need to select the video of the rear camera separately.
I have a 'smart' security camera (linked below). It works fine, however play back through the app is a pain. I want to download the video from the SD card for back up and for easy playback, however they are in a strange file format. The folder tree look like this: 2b1af7f3a8