Hello there Max community! Apologies for the multiple post. (The post body didn't make it through before.)
I am trying to use a PTGrey Firefly MV 1394a camera with MaxMSP 6.1.2 on OSX 10.8.3 for a motion reactive LED sculpture.
The camera works as an input for Messages/iChat, so the thunderbolt-to-firewire800-to-firewire400 connection seems sane. When I try to use it with jit.qt.grab, Max crashes on open.
My laptop's built-in webcam works with jit.qt.grab when the IIDC camera is not plugged in. The open and close commands behave just fine. Also, when I plug in the IIDC camera, I see it listed as "Camera" when I do getvdevlist and getinput list.
However, regardless of whether I choose Camera (IIDC) or the Built-In-iSight (USB), Max crashes when I try to open either camera.
I built and installed libdc1394. I have also tried removing the libdc and I get the same result.
Many thanks for any advice!