[PD] Pix_video

Nicolas Lhommet nlhommet at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 10:47:56 CEST 2015

Yes, that's why i was talking about "recent macs's built in webcam driver",
(possibly models with PCIe-based cameras such as the MacBook Air 2013, and
others since), and by "macs" i DONT mean "non-apple hardware" :)

QuickTime API (which is used by GEM for video capture) has been deprecated
since 10.9, so it can be presumed that full compatibility with this
obsolete video library was not Apple's priority for their new webcam
drivers (which already had their problems on OSX 10.8 before a bug fix
update :
But compatibility problems seem to affect built-in usb cameras drivers as
well, see

Regards, Nicolas

2015-04-13 9:29 GMT+02:00 Peter Venus <news at petervenus.de>:

> Just want to share this:
> I am working on OSX 10.9.5 with pdX-43.4 as well and i DONT have any
> problems getting my webcam running (built in and USB).
> This applies to my Desktop as well as my laptop.
> The interesting part here is, that i am running OSX on non-apple hardware.
> So maybe the bug is related to the apple-machines themselves???
> regards, Peter
> Am 12.04.15 um 00:52 schrieb Nicolas Lhommet:
>> Hello,
>> It's probably the same problem, related to recent macs's built in
>> webcam driver incompatibility with the video library used by Gem, that has
>> been discussed last month on this list, and for which i proposed a
>> workaround : make use of "iGlasses" shareware as a "webcam passthrough"
>> (see "GEM Motion Capture" thread for details), but a real solution will
>> require a rewrite of Mac OS X video-related code in Gem.
>> Regards,
>> Nicolas
>> 2015-04-11 17:18 GMT+02:00 Olga Isabel Medina <olismen at hotmail.com>:
>>  I am starting to work with Pd and I want to do something with video
>>> editing. But I still cannot find a way for Pd to recognise my camera,
>>> when I try to work with a video patch, it just shows a white image.
>>> Can you please help me solve this problem?
>>> I have a Mac OS X Version 10.9.5
>>> My version of Pd is: Pd 0.43.4-extended
>>> And I'm working with the Mac's built in camera.
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