Quickly customize your webcam's settings while using FaceTime, Photo Booth or Skype on your Mac.
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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
• 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.)
* 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.
• Add "Update Profile" button in "Profile Management" section.
• Fix an issue where multiple profiles with the same name may be listed in the menu.
Ratings and Reviews
Bug: Profile setting reverts back to default
It appears that when a profile is set it won't always "stick" on that profile.
I am using a Logitech C920, and Camtasia.
If I open Camtasia, and hit the "open recorder" button, I see a live video feed.
This feed won't be running my "Load at start" profile.
I then open the "Webcam Settings" menu and select my "Load at start" profile (which is selected, but just not active), and the live feed adjusts as expected.
If I now hit record on Camtasia, the live feed reverts back to another profile setting (presumably the "Default Camera" setting).
WORK AROUND 1:
1. Before I hit the Camtasia record button, I open the Webcam Settings "Show Webcam Settings Panel".
2. I then select my desired profile.
3. I change a setting like the brightness, and hit the "Update Profile" button
4. I then close the Webcam Settings Panel
5. Then quit Webcam settings app completely, and restart it
6. I can now record with Camtasia it the correct profile is applied
WORK AROUND 2:
1. Start Camtasia by hitting the record button
2. Open the Webcam Settings "Show Webcam Settings Panel"
3. Change the profile, and select "Load on start"
4. Change the profile back to the one you want and select "Load on start"
5. Finish your video recording, and edit out the profile change
However once recording has finished I need to repeat this work around again, otherwise the settings won't stay applied.
Please, Please can you fix this but.
Fixes video but breaks audio! Beware!!!
I bought this to solve the masive over exposure I was facing with the Microsoft LifeCam Studio camera with my MacPro (late 2013) and this is an officially supported camera for this app. WEBCAM SETTINGS fixes the video beautifully and is a great app for such a task, BUT it then does something to the microphone and is unusable.
I was more than happy with the video results but then when making some Skype calls, I was informed from the recieving side that the mic audio was cracking and humming slightly, making it painful to listen to. Without the video settings this app applies, the mic works perfectly. So I am confused as to what to do, as there is no settings in this app to control audio. So for the Microsoft LifeCam Studio, it simply doesn’t work - it fixes one thing but breaks another.
I have tried now on both my MacPro and Macbook Air and exactly the same issue occurs. I don’t want to have to buy a Logitech camera, as frankly they are all hideous and would make a high tech set up, look like Fisher-Price toys.
I doubt I will ever get a refund for this app or there will ever be an update to fix this issue. Does anyone out there know how to fix this????????
If you use a Logitech 615 webcam with your Mac, you will need this
I use my macbook air with a big screen - however, I was too mean to buy the Apple one with the built in iSight camera. The Logitech 615 flickered as its default setting is 60Hz - not good in the UK - and they do not have an app to set the camera as they do for Windows. This app does a great job a resetting the frame rate to 50Hz and adjusting a few other parameters. Of course, if Logitech provided the proper software, there would not be any need for this app but since they don’t it is a must
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.