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Webcam Settings

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Quickly customize your webcam's settings while using FaceTime, Photo Booth or Skype on your Mac.

◼ Pick of the Week 2012-07-16 Episode | GFQ Network

◼ Show picks from Alex Lindsay in MacBreak Weekly 313 | TWiT.TV

◼ Webcam tip by Chris Marquardt - Tech Guy Labs Episode 914 | TWiT.TV

Webcam Settings allows you to adjust settings including the exposure time, contrast, saturation, and white balance temperature for your webcam, whether it’s a Built-in iSight, a more recent FaceTime/FaceTime HD Camera or an external USB webcam.

• True hardware level control of your webcam.
• View changes in Real-time to your video as you move sliders and change other settings.
• Fully plug-and-play; Webcam Settings, automatically recognizes your USB webcam when it’s connected to your Mac.
• Automatically identifies various settings that your webcam supports.
• Feel free to try any different settings as “Reset to Default” button brings back original settings from your camera.
• Works with almost every video or photo app such as Photo Booth, FaceTime, iMovie, Skype, iStopMotion, Wirecast, Sparkbooth, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Jabber, Flash based webcam app and many others.

Supported Settings (varies between cameras)
• Auto-Exposure Mode
• Exposure Time
• Gain
• Aperture
• Brightness
• Contrast
• Hue
• Saturation
• Sharpness
• Gamma
• White Balance Temperature
• Power Line Frequency (anti-flicker)
• Backlight Composition

Advanced Settings (Only Microsoft LifeCam Studio, Cinema, Logitech HD Webcam C525, C615, C910 and C920 support Zoom, Pan and Tilt, please check our website for camera support.)
• Focus
• Zoom
• Pan
• Tilt

* Webcam Settings support UVC (USB Video Class) webcam only; FireWire camera such as external iSight is not supported.
* Your USB webcam must be working on your Mac properly (function normally with FaceTime, iChat/Messages, and Skype) before it can be used with Webcam Settings.

What's New in Version 2.3

• Add "Update Profile" button in "Profile Management" section.
• Fix an issue where multiple profiles with the same name may be listed in the menu.


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Customer Reviews

useless to me

I hooked up a Logitec Web Cam Pro 9000 to my Mac Mini, it came with software for Windows that allowed me to digitally adjust the pan, tilt, zoom, and resolution on the camera and also had tracking capabilities. Unfortunately Logitec didn’t offer this software for Apple, at least I couldn’t find it. I found this app in the store and bought it because of the positive reviews but was very disappointed with it. When the camera is not being used by another application this application can activate the digital pan and tilt functions but doesn’t have controls for zoom, motion tracking or resolution selection. When the camera is being used by FaceTime I couldn’t activate the pan or tilt functions. This app is pretty much useless to me, fortunately $8 isn’t going to break me.

Works Fine

I have a Late 2014 Macbook Pro 15” Retina with an Intel Core i7 2.8GHz Processor w/ Turboboost to 4.0GHz, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 512GB Solid State Drive, Dual Graphics Cards - Intel Iris Pro 1.5GB RAM & NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m 2GB RAM, and a Facetime HD Internal Camera.
This App works and does what is states it does. These adjustments should be part of the OS, but since they are not, this app is worth purchasing for $7.99. It will make your video calls etc… look much much better.
Gave it 4 Stars instead of 5 because I feel it needed more adjustments for my internal camera. Still, a very good rating and I would highly recommend this app.

Made my cheap webcam perform much better.

This software installs a menu in the upper right of the menu bar, allowing you to control your webcam’s hardware directly. For my Logitech camera from 2004, it allowed me to control all the picture settings (brightness, contrast, exposure, focus, color temperature, saturation, etc.). Now my useless webcam has new life. Dunno why the haters are hating, because it works fine for me, even on Yosemite.

Webcam Settings
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 1.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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