Orbit Command

What's new in version 1.2
  • Add support for Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam.
  • Add Zoom control for Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam.

Orbit Command for Mac OS X

A very easy to use application designed to help you adjust and control the motorized tilt and pan for different Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF and Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam.

Orbit Command Version 1.2
                 
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Orbit Command is a great status bar menu application that enables you to quickly adjust the behavior of certain Logitech Orbit AF cameras and Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam.

To use Orbit Command, first make sure that your Logitech QuickCam Orbit functions properly and is UVC compatible. Once the app is installed, simply select the camera you want to manage from the drop down menu and make the necessary adjustments.

Orbit Command allows you to change the auto-exposure mode, the exposure time, the gain, the brightness, the saturation, the contrast and much more.
  • Comes with a simple interface and stays out of your way
  • Helps you customize the behavior of your Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF camera
  • Allows you to adjust the auto-exposure mode and the exposure time
  • You can adjust the gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, gamma, white balance temperature, backlight composition, the power line frequency (anti-flicker) and focus
  • Provides support for motorized pan and tilt
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 and later
  • Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
  • Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF camera
  • Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere MP (USB PID 0x08CC)

Orbit Command 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.5.8

Orbit Command 1.2 for Mac OS X and Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam - Basic
Orbit Command 1.2 for Mac OS X and Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam - Advanced

28 comments:

  1. Any possibility that you will enable this app to work with a BCC950?

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    1. Yes! I have discovered how to control motorized pan and tilt on BCC950 recently. Will add support for BCC950 in version 1.2.

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    2. Orbit Command 1.2 supports Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam and is available on the Mac App Store now.

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    3. But it doesn't handle zoom :-(

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  2. For when version 1.2 is scheduled for controlling BCC950 Logitech cameras? Thank you.

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    1. I need a few more weeks to test and prepare for version 1.2 release, thanks for your waiting.

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    2. Orbit Command 1.2 supports Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam and is available on the Mac App Store now.

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  3. Hi! Happy New Year!
    I'm running Orbit Command 1.0 with an Orbit AF, on Mac OS X 10.5.8 on a G5 PowerPC. (maybe in the new year I'll get to buy a new computer and upgrade to Orbit Command 1.2!)
    In the meantime, I'm having trouble with Orbit Command losing settings every 4 minutes or so while using videochat in a flash based chat website which actually runs pretty smoothly and without any problems on my antique system. I am able to readjust the settings and or apply one of my saved presets at that time. But, after another 4 or 5 minutes pass, the settings will revert to "blank" making my camera feed go very dark. I've tried making a "blank" setting but that didn't work, I also tried making a custom "default" setting which also hasn't worked. I know version Orbit Command 1.0 isn't supported anymore (i did just buy it ) but do you have ANY advice? You are my only solution for using this camera...please help! thank you, -charlie. :-)

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    1. In newer version of "Webcam Settings" and "Sight Control", I have added a feature to solve this issue. I am planning to add this feature into "Orbit Command" in the future. It's very difficult for me going back to add new feature into version 1.0. If I add this new feature into Orbit Command 1.3, will you consider upgrade?

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  4. Hi
    Can you explain me please why focus option is not operate on your application
    I bought a logitech orbit AF
    I have an imac computer
    All fonctions are good but not the focus option
    I cant have the possibility to use focus
    The command writer is not accessible.
    Can you explain me plesae ? because in your viseo the same camera do the same and the focus option
    Thanks

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    1. My Logitech Orbit AF has USB Vendor ID: 0x046d and Product ID: 0x0994.

      Can you take a screenshot with USB Product ID of your camera and email it to me?

      To check the USB Product ID, you can,

      1. Select "About This Mac" from Apple menu
      2. Click "More Info..." in the "About This Mac" window
      3. Click "System Report" from the second "About This Mac" window
      4. In the "System Information" window, select Hardware>USB and look for the "Miscellaneous Device"

      Please take a screenshot once you find the device and email it to me, thank you very much.

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    2. Composite Device:

      Product ID: 0x08c2
      Vendor ID: 0x046d (Logitech Inc.)
      Version: 0.05
      Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
      Location ID: 0xfd120000 / 4
      Current Available (mA): 500
      Current Required (mA): 500

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  5. Running a Mini, 2 GHz, Intel core i7, OS 10.9.1 and just picked up a used Quickcam Orbit/Sphere AF. Everything seems to be working fine except no zoom available. Any reason why? So far I like the app! And I am quite liking this little camera too! Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    1. The Zoom feature can only be found on the Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam. QuickCam Orbit AF/MP does not support this feature on their hardware, sorry about that.

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  6. Any chance you would apply wifi network cameras? Such as Logitech Broadcaster for mac?

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    1. Wi-Fi camera such as Logitech Broadcaster is using proprietary protocols to control their settings. I will investigate the possibility but won't put too much hope on it.

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  7. Any chance you would be able to add the zoom feature to QuickCam Orbit AF because it has this feature on Windows?

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  8. Hi,
    I purchased the orbit command and it works great. However, I wanted to know if you had a command line interface to the pan function.
    I need this since I want to adjust the cam on a remote machine which I can ssh to.
    thanks
    rr

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  9. Hallo,
    i have a QuickCam Orbit (Sphere) Model Number:
    V-UU22 (Camera)
    and nothings happens? the cam are not listed in the app Orbit Command.
    any sugestions.
    Thanks Robi

    OSX 10.9.3
    Produkt-ID: 0x08b5
    Hersteller-ID: 0x046d (Logitech Inc.)
    Version: 0.03
    Geschwindigkeit: Bis zu 12 MBit/s
    Standort-ID: 0x04100000 / 3
    Verfügbare Stromstärke (mA): 500
    Erforderliche Stromstärke (mA): 500

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    1. Here is the list of Logitech QuickCam Orbit models,

      0x08B5 // QuickCam Orbit // Non-UVC
      0x08C2 // QuickCam Orbit MP (Sphere MP) // Non-UVC
      0x08CC // QuickCam Orbit MP (Sphere MP) // UVC
      0x0994 // QuickCam Orbit AF // UVC

      Your webcam is QuickCam Orbit (0x08B5) and it's not an UVC camera, Orbit Command cannot support this camera, I am very sorry about this.
      May I offer you a refund? If you bought iSight from the Mac App Store, you can check this link for how to get a refund from App Store.
      http://gizmodo.com/5886683/how-to-get-a-refund-from-the-app-store
      If you have trouble getting refund from Apple, please let me know.

      Thank you so much for your understanding.

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  10. Greetings!

    I have a Logitech Camera QuickCam Orbit MP (Sphere MP) and just bought your app through the App store. I like it but it doesn't seem to let me click "Auto" on the Focus. I thought it was a supported camera based on the above post. Here's what my entry says:

    Product ID: 0x08cc
    Vendor ID: 0x046d (Logitech Inc.)
    Version: 0.05
    Serial Number: 506776A3
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Location ID: 0x26213000 / 5
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 500

    I am running on Mac OS 10.9.3

    Can you please tell me what I'm doing incorrectly?

    I'd appreciate it.

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  11. It would be super useful for remote work if Orbit Command panning/tilting could be controlled from the command line or from AppleScript. Any such plans? Haven't looked into UI scripting it yet.

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  12. How to make auto and zoom work? It's not enabled

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  13. How to make auto and zoom work? It's not enabled

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  14. Is there a way to enable the zoom and focus?

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  15. I found my old Orbit Camera that I used to use with my PC hoping that it would work on the Mac, but it must be the wrong version. How do I tell?

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  16. Any plans to make zoom work? How about auto focus?

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