iVision for Mac OS X

Control the beloved Apple external iSight FireWire webcam on your new Mac!

iVision Version 1.1
Buy now at USD $4.99          or purchase from Mac App Store
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v1.1 for Mac OS X 10.7 ~ 10.9
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v1.0 for Mac OS X 10.4 ~ 10.6
iVision 1.1
iVision 1.1 Focus adjustment iVision 1.1 Hue adjustment
iVision 1.1 Saturation adjustment iVision 1.1 Temperature adjustment
iVision demo video

iVision allows you to adjust settings including the hue, saturation, brightness, exposure and focus for your Apple external iSight FireWire webcam.

  • View changes in Real-time to your video as you move sliders and change other settings.
  • Ability to save and load presets.
  • Automatically load a selected preset when app starts.
  • Works with almost every video or photo app such as Photo Booth, FaceTime, iMovie, Skype, iStopMotion, Wirecast, Sparkbooth, GoToMeeting, WebEx,  Jabber, Flash based webcam app and many others.
Supported Settings
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Shutter
  • Exposure
  • Temperature
  • White Balance U
  • White Balance V
  • Focus
  • Mac OS X 10.4, OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6 (version 1.0)
  • Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 and OS X 10.9 (version 1.1)
  • Apple external iSight FireWire webcam
iVision for Mac OS X


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  2. Hello, I can see you connect isight with thunderbolt. I believe you have a cable 400/thunder.
    OK, having said that, I have a mac with firewire 800, not thunderbolt, and it cannot see my camera. I know the connection 400/800 should work, but it doesn't apparently. The cable I use is from ebay and it is a firewire 400 one side and 800 on the other. I tryed ivision and as well it does not recognize isight. Do you have any idea?

    1. Hi, I am actually using an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter and a 3rd party Firewire 800 to Firewire 400 adapter to connect my iSight and this combination works flawlessly with my MacBook Air 2013.

      Can you try if other video apps recognize your iSight? Such as FaceTime, Photo Booth or QuickTime Player? If these apps recognize your iSight then the issue is maybe iVision. If these apps don't recognize you iSight, I suspect your Firewire 400/800 cable may be the problem.

      Please send me an email at mactaris@mac.com and we can discuss in details on how to resolve your issue, thanks.

  3. Hi!
    I purchased iVision through the Mac App Store and it won’t recognise my iSight Camera - BUT I downloaded the free trial and that works fine?

  4. hi i just purchased this and its not working when i open the app? whats up with that?

  5. I just bought this app but when opened, it doesn't recognise my external iSight. Help.

  6. This still works on 10.11.6 and 10.12.1 (I've tested it). Great app for old iSight users, thanks.