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Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 08:43AM
Hi,

I finally get iMovie working and it doesn't sense the internal camera in my MBP. I've tried a terminal hack found in the support area that has not worked.

Nothing I've seen will allow the internal camera to be recognized.

Any ideas on how to make it work?

Running 10.9.5.

Thanks.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 16, 2014 09:48AM
Reboot.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: November 16, 2014 11:25AM
Open Messages/Preferences/Video. Does the Camera work there?



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me into next year is still on the table.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 01:36PM
Facetime works. I just can't bring the camera up in iMovie.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 01:36PM
Have restarted. Same results.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 01:46PM
There's a wide-ranging issue with iMovie 11 and a ton of people have reported the same thing. There is a Terminal hack, but it didn't work for me.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 16, 2014 02:29PM
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dmag
Have restarted. Same results.

The usual reason for that error is that an app like Facetime or Skype was run before iMovie and never surrendered control of the camera.

If a reboot doesn't fix the problem then it may be a background task grabbing the camera. Log in under a second user account and see whether it works under the second account.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 03:40PM
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Chakravartin
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dmag
Have restarted. Same results.

The usual reason for that error is that an app like Facetime or Skype was run before iMovie and never surrendered control of the camera.

If a reboot doesn't fix the problem then it may be a background task grabbing the camera. Log in under a second user account and see whether it works under the second account.


Created a new account. Same result. Can't see the camera. Thanks.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 16, 2014 06:03PM
Does the camera show up in the System Profiler Information window? It should be there as a USB device.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 07:39PM
Yes, it does. Under USB high speed bus > Bus > Facetime camera.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 16, 2014 07:46PM
Might be a driver problem. Reinstall the 10.9.5 update from the combo updater if it'll let you.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 16, 2014 09:53PM
Thanks, I will. Really appreciate you helping on this.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 17, 2014 04:21AM
Update...

I used the 10.9.5 updater and got mixed results.

First, it put iMovie 11 in a separate folder, while installing the 9.0.5 version as the active iMovie app.

I ran 9.0.5 and it recognized the Facetime camera. It is a pretty grainy image, even though 1080p, but it sees it.

Then, I tried iMovie 11 and it still does not see the camera.

So, there is clearly an issue with the OS and the app. I'll ask Apple and see what they say, but with so many people reporting this it seems to me that it's just bad code.

If you have any other thoughts, please let me know. Again, thanks for the help.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 17, 2014 06:28AM
Disconnect USB and FireWire devices and reboot. iMovie 11 may see one as a video device. When it seems more than one device that could be used to display video, it guesses which is the correct video input and usually guesses wrong.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: dmag
Date: November 17, 2014 07:08AM
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Chakravartin
Disconnect USB and FireWire devices and reboot. iMovie 11 may see one as a video device. When it seems more than one device that could be used to display video, it guesses which is the correct video input and usually guesses wrong.


Don't have any.
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Re: Got the dreaded iMovie "No Camera Connected" message — any solution?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 17, 2014 06:49PM
Ordinarily, the next step would be to try reinstalling iMovie, but it seems you've effectively tried that...

Does QuickTime Player see the camera? Any objection to doing things in 2 steps? ...Record in QuickTime Player and edit in iMovie.
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