- Some key features of the Mac compatible Genius F100 of note:
- Built-in stereo microphones
- 120 degree ultra wide angle lens
- Includes USB extension cable
- Full 1080p HD recording up to 30fps
- USB 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.1 port compatible
- Works on Mac OSX 10.5 and up
With a collapsable, extension arm, this highly portable and affordable doc cam is easy to adjust and position, making it ideal for papers, books, and 3D objects. It works with a wide array of Apple compatible educational, business and other video aware webcam apps for displaying, capturing and sharing content.
From a video I've seen on YouTube, the Kiyo was demonstrated on a MacBook pro confirming the cam is UVC compliant and works under OSX 10.5 and beyond up to the current MacOS Catalina.
Apparently something was amiss with the initial audio hardware or implementation at Razer (who otherwise specializes in flashy, high-end Windows gaming peripherals.) The Kiyo webcam with built-in ring light needed a firmware update to correct some issues. The updater only ran on Windows. As such, Razer's lack of explicit support for Mac made the earliest versions of the camera a less-than-optimal choice for Macintosh users shopping for an external USB Mac compatible webcam.
One alternative is a rather pricey and high-end webcam / mic / ringlight / USB hub combo: Check out the Marantz Turret Pro Broadcaster instead which is worth a look-see if you're looking for a 1-piece audio - video conferencing / streaming webcam with ringlight that IS Mac OSX compatible. There's also several generic brand ringlight cameras appearing on Amazon that have a simialr ringlight design around the webcam lens.
The Go-To brand seems to be Amscope with good software support for Macintosh computers. Omax is another digital USB scope manufacturer worth checking out. Some are conventional computer lab microscopes for medical or biological uses that combine both optical eye-pieces plus a digital camera sensor for capturing and recording whatever it sees under high magnification. Windows users will likely find snapshot and video capture apps more readily available, but Linux and Mac OS users will find any general purpose still image or video capture program will let them capture images or video clips from the digital computer microscope's sensor.
There are also many MacOS friendly UVC compatible inspection microscopes for business, industrial, construction or hobbyist uses. Some are handheld such as dental cameras, some feature a mounting stand, others may have a long or extended cable for, say, automotive engine or in-wall construction inspections.
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