Webcam on Gem Mac OS X (was: Re: [PD] Re: New PDP/PiDiP for OSX)

Ivan Franco ivan.franco at
Thu Mar 25 21:17:09 CET 2004

On 25/mar/2004, at 18:13, cgc at wrote:

> Quoting Ivan Franco <ivan.franco at>:
>> I can use my webcam with the previous binary distribution of Gem that
>> came with Hans's installer (0.87 - Aug. 6 2003).
>> Pix_video works as expected. Although, when trying to use the most
>> recent bin build of Gem
>> (GemG4, from I
>> get:
>> GEM: pix_videoDarwin: no video yet
>> pix_videoDarwin: SGIdle failed.
>> as pix_videoDarwin been disabled? I worked previously!! ...
> Send a 'colorspace rgb' message to pix_video followed by a 'reset' 
> message.
> pix_video defaults to YUV colorspace right now.

thanks a lot. It works now.

> I guess it should go back to
> rgb since it seems far more people plug in $30 webcams than fancy DV 
> cams or
> professional capture devices.  Oh well.
Hum...  true enough.
Maybe you could just change the error message too? "no video yet" seems 
a bit misleading...

> cgc

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