Please note: Point Grey Research does not provide Macintosh support or Macintosh-compatible software and therefore may be unable to answer any questions regarding development or use of the camera within this operating system.
Mac OS X provides built-in support for IIDC-compliant 1394 devices. According to some third-party sources, users wishing to ensure maximum compatibility between their PGR cameras and Macintosh platforms should have the following installed:
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
- QuickTime X or later and the QTKit framework API
The MyRecorder sample program in the Mac OS X Reference Library illustrates using the QTKit framework API with IEEE-1394 cameras:
OpenCV is a free open source, cross-platform library focusing on real-time image processing. Version 2.1 of OpenCV provides a QTKit backend interface for Mac OS X.
The sample program found here illustrates using OpenCV in conjunction with the QTKit API and OpenGL to program a IEEE-1394 camera.
libdc1394 Control Library
libdc1394 is a free open source library that is intended to provide a high level programming interface for application developers who wish to control IEEE 1394 based cameras that conform to the 1394-based Digital Camera Specification. Macintosh OS X compatibility was introduced in version 2.0 of the library; refer to the libdc1394 section in SourceForge for compatibility details.
Point Grey is committed to working with Macintosh 1394 software/driver developers to ensure proper product compatibility. For information on specific software features and compatibility range, users are encouraged to contact the relevant parties for further details.