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hi, thanks for the fast reply.

i tried it and so far it still isn't working. results are the same.

i was wondering about conflicts, do i need to get rid of possible conflicting files off my computer, or just in the quick time folder?
i did have some flip4mac files in the Quick Time folder too, i moved them to desktop to get them out, but still no change.

i have been trying to figure out the driver issue for several hours now, since yesterday when i got the cam but i am a rookie.

i'm kind of surprised too, since i had better success in the past with a fairly older logitech cam which no longer works.

once the 'psychedelic' lighting tends to ease up, the picture is still really grainy, and is really sensitive to light.

i'm pretty sure i did everything right.

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hi, thanks for the fast reply.

i tried it and so far it still isn't working. results are the same.

i was wondering about conflicts, do i need to get rid of possible conflicting files off my computer, or just in the quick time folder?
i did have some flip4mac files in the Quick Time folder too, i moved them to desktop to get them out, but still no change.

i have been trying to figure out the driver issue for several hours now, since yesterday when i got the cam but i am a rookie.

i'm kind of surprised too, since i had better success in the past with a fairly older logitech cam which no longer works.

once the 'psychedelic' lighting tends to ease up, the picture is still really grainy, and is really sensitive to light.

i'm pretty sure i did everything right.

Maybe it'll work as sn9c102+something :angel: i'll try tomorrow. Vx6000 should be sn9c202 but for me it only worked as sn9c201



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hi,

still no luck on my end. I'll assume that there may be some fixes if and/or when a new version of macam comes out.

for the price of the cam (vx-1000) i got it at, i don't think i'll just return it, but i may try to get another cam for the meantime, depends tho, since i've seen most cams at/or above 40$ (can), i payed 20$ (can) for the vx-1000.

thanks again.

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These work a treat. I'm using the MSI StarClip cam and it works perfectly in Skype.

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hi,

still no luck on my end. I'll assume that there may be some fixes if and/or when a new version of macam comes out.

for the price of the cam (vx-1000) i got it at, i don't think i'll just return it, but i may try to get another cam for the meantime, depends tho, since i've seen most cams at/or above 40$ (can), i payed 20$ (can) for the vx-1000.

thanks again.


I got my VX-1000 to work on my Mac OSX Leopard. Here are the steps:

1 Download the Sonix driver as stated above.
2 Install the driver as per instruction.
3 Open Library/Quicktime/Contents/Info.plist
4 Search for idproduct 24827.
5 Change idproduct to 247 and idvendor to 1118
6 Look for the <asicPSnsrPwrDnInv> key and change the value to 0
7 Save changes and close file

Make sure to delete macam or other drivers/components too.

Have fun!

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hello frantisheq . i've tried ur method . my cam is buit in . and it's hp webcam here is the info.

Version: 6.04
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
Product ID: 0xb016
Serial Number: SN0001
Vendor ID: 0x04f2

i installed the sonix driver . and webcam monitor does work . i just need to change fram setting to less then 5 each time i wanna use the webcam monitor program. i did installed the patch you provided. but for my cam i searched everywhere i couldn't find bringe + sensor combination. so i just picked HV7131R which i think it was a close call. i added the Ven and product id to HV7131R webcam saved plist and everything was ok. and when i clicked ichat . the iusb showed a new webcam detected. with this name HV7131R webcam. but when i tried turning the cam on in ichat . it didn't turn on the cam's light or it didn't turn the cam on at all. although it does turn on when i'm using the webcam monitor application from sonix. so i don't know, if you can give any advice i'll appreciate it. and sorry i typed to much.

oh one more thing . did you try macam . if you look inside macam source package which comes with the installation. inside a folder called cameras . you'll see all the supported drivers and a file called example.m . that file shows how to add ven and product id . i tried doing it but it got a bit confusing so i stopped .

note: my cam works in yahoo and a couple of other programs. like murcary for msn messenger. and camtwist .



same for me, except my product id is b022, have you found any solution?

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I got my VX-1000 to work on my Mac OSX Leopard. Here are the steps:

1 Download the Sonix driver as stated above.
2 Install the driver as per instruction.
3 Open Library/Quicktime/Contents/Info.plist
4 Search for idproduct 24827.
5 Change idproduct to 247 and idvendor to 1118
6 Look for the <asicPSnsrPwrDnInv> key and change the value to 0
7 Save changes and close file

Make sure to delete macam or other drivers/components too.

Have fun!


Hey Thank you and the thread stater.

Here is mine Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Driver same as VX-1000 just need to change Product id :unsure:

Everything works fine audio and video even photobooth worked out :wacko: awesome. Have fun

Try this website for Sensor+Bridge

Attached Files



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This is a great post. thanks. I ran into a few minor differences, but it works great even so.

When I opened Info.plist, there was no idproduct 24827.
There was an idproduct already set to 247, with the idvendor as 1118.
There were a number of occurrences of "<asicPSnsrPwrDnInv>", so I changed all their values from 1 to 0.

I don't know why this case was different.
Maybe other cameras won't work. Oh well - the one I have does.

In any case, it worked! Thanks!

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driver for vx-3000 works with skype but not with ichat :D

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Would be good to count with a snapshot of vx-3000 videoconference quality using this solution.

Also, does require tuning other options like moving the RGB sliders ?

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I got my VX-1000 to work on my Mac OSX Leopard. Here are the steps:

1 Download the Sonix driver as stated above.
2 Install the driver as per instruction.
3 Open Library/Quicktime/Contents/Info.plist
4 Search for idproduct 24827.
5 Change idproduct to 247 and idvendor to 1118
6 Look for the <asicPSnsrPwrDnInv> key and change the value to 0
7 Save changes and close file

Make sure to delete macam or other drivers/components too.

Have fun!


I followed these instructions with my VX-1000 and was able to get video perfectly, but I am not able to get the built in microphone to record anything. I've tried with the WebCam Monitor program that came with the Sonix driver and also with the Google Chat video settings.

Does anyone have the VX-1000 microphone working?

Thanks!

P.S. As a hint, and as someone mentioned above when following these instructions the key <asicPSnsrPwrDnInv> appears many times (~20). The first time I tried I only set the first instance to 0 and got no picture out of the webcam. When I tried again I set all instances of <asicPSnsrPwrDnInv> to 0 and thats when I got video.

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OK here it is. Not sure but it should work. VX-1000 is a combination of Sonix sn9c105r+OV7660 so first install Sonix SN9C102p driver



and then extract the fixed quicktime component and put it in /Library/QuickTime. Overwrite the original one.



Let me know if it works and don't forget to delete macam component or any other driver that you have tried or it may conflict with this one.


I've been trying to follow this post from the top and get my LifeCam VX-1000 working on my mac. When I download the SN9C102p and install and then go to /library/quicktime the only thing in there is the Sonix SN9C102p webcam.component there is no where else to go can't go further to Contents/Info.plist . to change the settings there. Can anybody help me?

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OK here it is. Not sure but it should work. VX-1000 is a combination of Sonix sn9c105r+OV7660 so first install Sonix SN9C102p driver



and then extract the fixed quicktime component and put it in /Library/QuickTime. Overwrite the original one.



Let me know if it works and don't forget to delete macam component or any other driver that you have tried or it may conflict with this one.


I tried downloading this but there is nothing in the quicktime library doesn't go onto /contents/

I've since tried macam which I can finally get a picture with and sound but i's not a quality picture it's {censored} can only make out shaddows and it's flashing bright colours like strobe effect. Can anyone help me. I have the LifeCam VX-1000

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I have finally got to the step where I'm trying to edit the info.plist but mine looks nothing like what you say it should. I can not find any product id and all that I'm using a LifeCam VX-1000

Please help. trying to get this set up so my wife can talk to her family in another country.

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I have finally got to the step where I'm trying to edit the info.plist but mine looks nothing like what you say it should. I can not find any product id and all that I'm using a LifeCam VX-1000

Please help. trying to get this set up so my wife can talk to her family in another country.



How did you find the contents folder??? I don't see it anywhere! ;)

NVM!!! I found the solution, check this thread. http://www.insanelym...howtopic=161761

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HOWTO is up again http://frantisheq.ex...thost.com/?p=27

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When I download the SONIX drives on snow leopard, the installation keeps failing. I start up the installation and when it's writing files, i get the message that the installation fails and that i need to contact the software manufacturer... Anyone has any ideas?

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[quote name='Windows04' date='Sep 4 2009, 05:37 PM' post='1251414']
When I download the SONIX drives on snow leopard, the installation keeps failing.

I'm having the same problem with snow leopard. I'm using the sonix SN9C201 driver with a VEHO VMS-004 USB microscope. It worked fine under 10.5.8 but 10.6 has killed it.

Strangely, the sonix 'webcam monitor' app seems to work fine - except that the setting for LED ON/OFF is greyed out. Unfortunately it's stuck 'off' and you need it on most of the time!

I seem to remember messing about with plists some time ago with the older VEHO VMS-001 USB microscope, using the sonix driver. I somehow got the LED to turn on whenever you changed the 50hz/60hz setting, but now I can't remember how or what I did!

Anyone else have either of these microscopes working?

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it looks like sonix component won't work with new quicktime so maybe it's time to buy a new webcam :)

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it looks like sonix component won't work with new quicktime so maybe it's time to buy a new webcam ;)


any way of rolling quicktime back to the more useful version that did work?





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