[PD] GEM Motion Capture

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 16:02:44 CET 2015

> From: "IOhannes m zmölnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> To: pd-list at lists.iem.at
> Cc:
> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:19:23 +0100
> Subject: Re: [PD] GEM Motion Capture
> On 03/11/2015 08:45 PM, Joshua Curley wrote:
> >
> > I also am using the latest updated from Apple: Yosemite
> most likely this is the problem.
> Gem still uses QuickTime for accessing the video devices on OSX, and
> afaik, yosemite has finally abandoned QT even on i386.

32 bit is pretty much done on OS X anyway.

> so i think there are a number of possibilities:
> - downgrade to some older version of OSX

No that easy, unless you have an older backup.

> - convince (bribe, intimidate,...) someone with OSX knowledge and
> reasonable ObjC/C++ knowledge to write an AVFoundation plugin for Gem


> - upgrade to an operating system that does not deprecate another core
> component of their OS whenever they make a new release¹.

Quicktime has been deprecated since 10.7. We had plenty of warning.

> ¹ disclaimer: i love linux and probably are not un-biased.

Yes :D

Dan Wilcox
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