Accessing Built-In iSight Webcam

  • Xavier

    Xavier - 2008-12-05

    I realize that this project is for developing drivers to access other webcams, but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where to research writing code to access the built in iSight webcam on a MacBook Pro so that an application could start up, enable the camera, and show the video in the app.  Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

    • Harald

      Harald - 2008-12-05


      HackTVCarbon (developer sample application)
      shows how to access any video input with a
      QuickTime driver (such as macam, built in UVC).

      Newer systems can also use QTCaptureKit (?)
      which should be even simpler.

      Good luck,


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