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I would like to access the Macam driver directly from my application, so I can control the camera. Is there an API available (C/C++/Java) that can be used with either XCode or CDT? How to use it?
The macam driver is a QuickTime component,
so the way to access your camera is through the
With Leopard there is QTCapture which is the
newest API, and probably the simplest. I don't
know much about it though.
You should look at HackTVCarbon and WhackedTV
Apple developer sample applications; there is also
the wacaw project on sourceforge, demonstrating
accesss in a command-line program.
You can also use the macam app as a basis for your app,
but this would only be useful in rather extreme cases.
Good luck, let me know if you have more questions,