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MacOS Mojave Compatibility Webcam Issues

Curious about external webcams running on MacOS Mojave? Thanks to the UVC - USB Video Class webcam standard, you'll likely find your existing Mac compatible web camera hardware should run AOK under the most recent version of Apple's OSX. It's the software you might use that may be problematic as Apple switches to full 64-Bit app support to insure adequate security at the OS level. As such, older Mac webcam settings and effects apps are likely to need an update from 32-Bit to 64-Bit support in Mojave OS.

With 3rd-party web camera apps, you might need to reinstall the latest version of the webcam software after the Mojave MacOS upgrade. With a program like iGlasses, if you don't have your installer, use the form at eCamm's site, and they'll re-email your registration info. As for other Mac webcam apps, I'll note any issues as Mojave rolls out to the Mac masses and any issues are discovered.

eCamm notes: With MacOS 10.14 Mojave, iGlasses will not show up in certain pre-installed Apple applications like Photo Booth and FaceTime. In Mojave, Apple has introduced the notion of a Hardened Runtime and Library Validation process. Sadly, this prevents hardened apps, such as FaceTime, from loading any 3rd-party add-ons such as iGlasses.