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What USB cam DOES work?

by apotheosis415 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:48 pm

I would love to use this with my mac pro, but dont want to use an IP based camera.

What USB cameras DO WORK for this? The ones that don't work are good to know, but what DOES WORK!?!

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Re: What USB cam DOES work?

by doug » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:30 pm

apotheosis415,

If a USB camera works in QuickTime / Skype, it is very likely to work in Vitamin D Video. Note, however, that I wouldn't suggest loading up your Mac with tons of USB cameras. The QuickTime libraries builtin to the OS seemed like they got a little less reliable the more cameras I plugged into my Mac. 2 or 3 were OK, but more than that and things were flaky. I wasn't sure whether it was the camera driver's fault or the OS's fault, but I could certainly replicate the flakiness in programs other than Vitamin D Video.

Good luck!

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Re: What USB cam DOES work?

by ryan » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:58 pm

Another thing I'd add is that it is best to avoid usb cameras with autofocus rather than fixed focus. Autofocus is great for video chat where you don't mind a bit of blurriness for a second. To a vision algorithm, however, it appears as though suddenly the entire scene has shifted and it will take a second or so to recover, perhaps generating false positives in the meantime. Also, for security you don't want the scene going blurry every time somebody steps into the field of view, especially if they are hurrying through and you won't have time to capture them clearly.
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Re: What USB cam DOES work?

by Joe » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:49 am

I'm using a Logitech C200 USB webcam on my PC with Windows XP Pro and 1 Gig of RAM and the free version of Vitamin D works great.

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Re: What USB cam DOES work?

by Joe » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:34 pm

The Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe USB Webcam (VUBG-35) also works well with Vitamin D free edition on my Pentium 4 Windows XP Pro PC with 1 Gig of Ram.
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Re: What USB cam DOES work?

by Paul » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:47 pm

I'm using the MS HD Cinema cam on a Win7 PC and it's fine. I realise this doen't help answer the mac question sorry.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digit ... px?pid=008

One thing though, which might serve as a tip to other MS cam users, to disable AutoFocus you need to turn the TrueColor [sic ;)] off in the settings pane. The downside of this is that you lose some of it's ability to automatically adjust to different lighting conditions.


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