UVC Compliant Cams For OSX Last Updated June 9th, 2017 #1 CHOICE : Mac Compatible HD Webcam With Mini-Tripod Like: Revised C92X-series optimized for live streaming: 1080p @ 30FPS and 720p @ 60FPS with H.264 video compression. #2 CHOICE : Premium Logitech C930e HD Webcam Incredible State-Of-The-Art Image Detail, Smooth Autofocus, H.264 Compression Like: Tripod Mount. These listed are ideal as an external webcam for an Apple Mac mini or Pro tower, and are also good Cross-Platform PC and Linux webcams for those who use VMWare Fusion, Parallels or Apple's Boot Camp on their Macs to run other operating systems. Excellent All-Around Choice - Razor Sharp Like: Autofocus. Excellent Color Fidelity Dislike: No Major Drawbacks. Stereo Mics Dislike: Lacks Precision Optics, Not As Sharp An Image UVC is a recent compatibility standard in USB 2.0 video chat cameras.If you don’t have a more expensive HD firewire camera available, an upgrade to a higher webcam is a great move to improve the quality.
The external webcam models listed here are simply Plug and Play on modern Macs running Mac OS Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, and Leopard. Make certain you have USB 2.0 speed or faster ports, OSX 10.5 , and a Mac faster than 1Ghz - then confidently choose one of these known working and Apple friendly driverless UVC webcam models listed below. Note: C922 model comes bundled with mini-tripod, the C922X (x=without) model doesn't! Apple's UVC Kernel Extensions built into Mac OS Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemitie, Mavericks, Lion and Leopard means any UVC based USB cam should just work when plugged into a USB 2.0 speed or faster port. Windows 7/8/10 and Linux also natively support UVC class video cameras.The above two Pro models are absolutely UVC-Mac compatible; Many older Mid-To-Low-End Logitech cameras are NOT UVC compliant: Depends on model number, different internal sensors, and part numbers! Like: Sturdy Clip, Adjustable Focus Ring, On Indicator LED Dislike: Needs VERY Bright Light Levels. Overall they were poorly-constructed, cheap junk with a few rare exceptions. Modern high-resolution UVC cams simply WILL NOT WORK on old 800mhz or less Macs, who's slow and incompatible USB 1.x speed ports are FOURTY times slower that USB 2.0.Those that claim to be USB 1.1 compatible in their Specification listings may have utterly abysmal frame-rates on USB 1.x or show NO image at all, even though Apple's System Profiler may recognize the camera exists on the USB 1.1 bus.All of our chat rooms are staffed with online moderators to keep your visit clean, safe, relaxing and fun. We respect everyones privacy and that is of major importance to us.Please remember to follow all the rules listed at the bottom section of each specific chatroom.