[PD] GEM camera input unavailable

Dana Moser rosalux at curiousart.org
Mon May 20 17:26:34 CEST 2019

Thanks for the reply!
Answer: _Any_ video camera input to Pd/Gem on Mac OSX Mac OSX >10.13.

On 5/20/19 11:14 AM, Jean-Marie Adrien wrote:
> excuse me : are you talking about a standard def USB cheap camera, or about the mac built-in camera (which is unaccessible anyway as far as i know because HD) ?
>> Le 20 mai 2019 à 16:39, Dana Moser <rosalux at curiousart.org> a écrit :
>> Thanks for your reply.
>> Yes. In fact that blog post is the perfect example, as it shows a
>> screenshot of how all the other apps that use the camera input
>> (Processing, Max...) behave: I get a request from the system
>> asking me if the application has my permission to use the
>> camera. In launching Pd or using Gem patches, this never happens.
>> And it's just never available.
>> This is why my colleague thinks camera input with Pd broke because
>> of a Mac OS security change that isn't being handled properly.
>> Again, is _anyone_ able to get live camera input to work with
>> Pd/Gem on Mac OSX >10.13?
>> Thanks again!
>> -Dana
>> On 5/19/19 10:42 AM, Simon Iten wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> i guess you tried setting the permissions manually?
>> https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/08/16/howto-mac-camera-microphone-permission/
>>> (just the first link that pops up)
>>> On Sat, May 18, 2019, 16:39 Dana Moser <rosalux at curiousart.org
>>> <mailto:rosalux at curiousart.org>> wrote:
>>>    Greetings.
>>>    I teach in a program that uses both Linux and
>>>    Mac laptops. About a year ago video input stopped
>>>    working ('High Sierra' version or before, apparently.)
>>>    I'm told it's no longer working on Windows either.
>>>    My colleague has suggested it's because enhanced
>>>    security in the OS is guarded about which devices
>>>    can access a given piece of software and Pd/GEM isn't
>>>    asking for permission correctly, so a camera never shows
>>>    up as an input device. Is this possible?
>>>    We're using Pd 0.49.4 and Gem 0.93.3.
>>>    Is there a known method of getting a live video camera
>>>    input for the Mac? It works fine on Linux.
>>>    Thank you for any assistance.
>>>    -Dana Moser
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