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Sight Control

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Sight Control is a simple and user-friendly OS X application that will give you total control of your Mac’s built-in webcam.

◼ We like Sight Control because it’s not applying filters after you’ve taken pictures or video; moving the sliders back and forth results in real-time, immediate changes. - iLounge + Mac

◼ Powerful and easy to use built-in webcam controller - Softpedia

Sight Control will allow you to easily adjust the image quality in real time while using webcam apps such as Skype or FaceTime.

Sight Control will automatically identify Mac's built-in webcams, including Built-in iSight, Display iSight, FaceTime Camera (Built-in), FaceTime Camera (Display), FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) and FaceTime HD Camera (Display).

Sight Control communicates with Mac’s built-in webcams and learns what settings they can support.

You can adjust all these settings
• Auto-Exposure Mode
• Exposure Time
• Aperture
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Hue
• Saturation
• Sharpness
• Gamma
• White Balance Temperature
• Power Line Frequency (anti-flicker)
• Backlight Composition

True hardware level control
• Instead of post processing already captured images from your webcam and apply filter to those images to create similar effects. Sight Control directly communicates with your webcam and adjusts hardware control values.

Works with almost every webcam app
• Skype
• FaceTime
• iChat, Messages
• Photo Booth
• iMovie
• QuickTime Player/QuickTime Player 7
• iStopMotion, BoinxTV
• Wirecast
• Sparkbooth
• GoToMeeting
• WebEx, Jabber
• Adobe Connect
• Flash based webcam app and many other 3rd party apps

* Sight Control works with Mac’s built-in webcam only, does not work with iSight connected via FireWire.
* If you are using external UVC camera or plan to use one, please choose my other app - Webcam Settings.

What's New in Version 2.0

• Brand new app icon and menubar icon.
• Add support for the FaceTime HD Camera on MacBook Air 2013, a new generation of Apple's built-in webcam totally different then any previous model. It supports Exposure Time, Brightness, Contract, Hue, Saturation and Sharpness controls and one new Noise Reduction control.


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Customer Reviews

Fixed problem; Access to basic controls that should be built in.

I bought this because my iSight camera seemed to be stuck with a black picture; obviously something wrong with the auto exposure setting. So I took a chance and bought this app thinking it might help - it was $5, and I wanted the options it offered anyway.

Opening Sight Control and lo & behold, my exposure is set to manual and cranked all the way to darkness. I set it to auto, closed Sight Control, and everything using the camera showed a perfect picture - well, a sort of perfect picture. So I went back into Sight Control and tuned the settings just right for my setup, including turning off backlight adjustment, and I ended up with a much better picture for conferencing. The details and contrast is much better. Obviously, if I move the laptop I need to re-tune it, but by default it runs as a menubar item so it’s easy to get to.

The bad side of this app is the options that aren’t available; Some settings don’t work, which I imagine depends on the camera model you have in your Mac, but it’s frustrating to see the options in the screenshot and not being able to use them once you get the app. It’s also a bit clumsy - But it’s the functionality that counts.

Basically, if you want some control over iSight contrast, brightness, and other settings, this is a easy way to improve your outgoing iSight video.

Fixed my blue tint

My new 5K iMac had an extremely disturbing blue tint with its built-in iSight camera. It's disappointing for such an expensive machine. However, this program solved the problem. I unchecked the auto white balance temperature, and moved the slider until the color cast disappeared. I didn't even have to end the FaceTime conversation. All setting adjustments are immediate. This app really works, and even after quitting it, the settings stay.

Works, but crashes camera frequently.

I downloaded this app to control the saturation on my isight camera, which I have noticed is lower than it ought to be. It does the job well. But if I close Sight Control after closing Photobooth, the next time I open Photobooth, it will say "there is no connected camera." I usually have to restart to get it to recognize the camera again. So I don't use Sight Control as often as I'd like to.

Sight Control
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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