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FaceTime camera kext for 4530S

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I came across kext made by Andy Vandijck that treats our internal video camera as an iSight.
Any Facetime or Skype users who can try it and report back if it's better than vanilla?
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This kext is for Primax ProductID=0x4dc7 VendorID=0x0461

EDIT: Added all Facetime related info rather than iSight
 

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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

I'll give it a shot and update this post.

EDIT - This is after I installed the kext and rebooted. I didn't check it before I installed it. Did it add the [Fixed]?
 

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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

liposuction said:
I'll give it a shot and update this post.

EDIT - This is after I installed the kext and rebooted. I didn't check it before I installed it. Did it add the [Fixed]?
No, it should rename it to "iSight camera..." ecc.

I tested in photo booth and i doesn't change anything.
I'll leave this Kext enabled in case =)
 
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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

So, it seems like cosmetic change only.
 
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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

liposuction said:
I'll give it a shot and update this post.

EDIT - This is after I installed the kext and rebooted. I didn't check it before I installed it. Did it add the [Fixed]?
It is possible that your Product and Vendor ids are different. Not all model has the same exact webcam. Also, you might want to change "Built-in iSight" to "FaceTime HD" or whatever it is on the genuine mac since this laptop has a HD webcam.

Finally, Andy has a similar kext for Bluetooth devices, which is not a cosmetic change as it allows you to wake computer up with Bluetooth devices. Since you have, as far as I've read, problem with bluetooth from time to time, it might help you solve those issues.
 
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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

@BigDonkey, I installed the kext using KextHelper and it changed to the picture you have in About This Mac. I did notice my resolution in Facetime is not as grainy. It is still a little zoomed in (which I haven't been able to figure out how to fix), but Skype video looks awesome!!! Thanks for finding this.
 
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Re: iSight Video camera kext for 4530S

Thanks guys for testing!

GFX34 said:
It is possible that your Product and Vendor ids are different. Not all model has the same exact webcam. Also, you might want to change "Built-in iSight" to "FaceTime HD" or whatever it is on the genuine mac since this laptop has a HD webcam.
Thanks for the pointers. I will look at Macbook dump for the proper name.

@lipo
Your ID's are different. Please try this one.

This kext is for Chicony camera ProductID=0xb230 VendorID=04f2
AnyiSightCamChico.kext.zip

@Inmike09
My Skype video also looks better than Facetime or Photo booth. This camera needs good light.
 

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I also have the same device id as lipo. Can we see a link?

Also, does it appear to be better?
 
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BigDonkey said:
bkribbs said:
I also have the same device id as lipo. Can we see a link?

Also, does it appear to be better?
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... pic=238847

someone said that iMovie will not work with regular camera. If this help than it is good.
Otherwise, visual change that pleases they eye.
Yeah thats what I was gonna say, the only thing that doesn't work is iMovie. I'm going to install the kext and see if that changes.


Edit: No change in functionality.
 
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