I found this thread because I'm trying to fix the FaceTime issue that others have complained about; looking *very* pixelated… like 10x the normal size as if the camera were only 30 x 70 pixels… that, and after a half minute, the whole image starts flickering madly.
According to ideasonboard.org the Sunplus 1bcf:2809 webcam that comes with the Dell 3550 *is* supported by the Linux UVC driver, but it didn't say anything about whether the Sunplus 1bcf:2888 that came with my HP 4530s is UVC.
At any rate, I followed the instructions to the letter, editing the AnyiSightCam.kext (all 3 instances of both ID's in hexadecimal) and then installing it in S/L/E. In 'About my Mac' the webcam did show up as a 'Built-in iSight", which it didn't do before the kext... Unfortunately, the webcam simply doesn't function with kext installed... I get no image at all. Same with PhotoBooth.
Anyway, I removed the kext and I'm pretty much back where I started... highly pixelated FaceTime.
Can anyone confirm that the webcam that comes with the HP 4530s is UVC? I mean it is 28XX like that on the Dell's... so, it probably is, wouldn't you think? AND is there anything else I can do aside from the instructions to get my this webcam to function as it is supposed to?
Thanks in advance for any help.
hp 4530s i7 2670QM/2.20 GHz (LJ521UT#ABA)
Mac OSX MountainLion 10.8.1