I’m looking to purchase a set of “they just work” OSX webcams for various uses in our courses, from simple image recording to openCV, image processing experiments etc. I’ve had some sporadic luck in the past with cameras that need specialized or hacked drivers, and it’s really just a time sink that I want to try to avoid in the future, there are plenty of other things I’d rather have us spend time troubleshooting… Our most common OS’s at the moment are SL/Lion/ML, and I’m looking for a sub-$100 model.
I know a lot of people here have worked a lot with image processing – any recommendations for a good camera that allows manual light control, has decent framerate, etc? Thanks!
I’d second the PS3Eye, it lets you do a lot. I have heard that there are some problems on 10.8 with the Macam drivers, but I can’t verify that since I don’t have 10.8, nor do I know if they’ve been resolved. If you’re willing to do some leg-work you can use UVC-based webcameras too, check here for more info on how to set that up: http://forum.openframeworks.cc/t/uvc-camera-control-in-mac-os-x/3917/0