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MacBook Air (Mid 2013): FaceTime HD Camera may not work with some applications

Symptoms

Some applications not developed by Apple may not recognize the built-in FaceTime HD Camera or may display a black screen on MacBook Air (Mid 2013) computers. This may also occur with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.8.

Resolution

Update any affected application to the latest version. Contact the developer for assistance with applications not developed by Apple.

As a work around for Final Cut Pro X or other OS X video applications, you can use QuickTime Player's New Movie Recording menu item. Use this to capture video from the built-in camera and then import the clip to the application.

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Last Modified: Jun 11, 2013
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