I just picked up a FireFlyMV usb 2.0 to use as part of a performance because it seems to have excellent IR response and is pretty low cost. Unfortunately, it looks like I didn't do all my research on Firewire vs USB 2.0. And when I asked PGR directly what the differences between the two versions were, they didn't mention that USB is even less supported than the Firewire version on Mac. Neither is officially supported, so I can't really blame them for not mentioning it.
-the av.jit.iidc external that I found on these forums.
I've had no luck getting it to read anything in Max. The av.jit.iidc just responds "no camera found". (I managed to put the correct framework folder in place on my system so this object will load properly)
I'm aware that the libdc1394 is specifically for Firewire protocol, but it looks like Point Grey cameras are somehow communicating through that package even over their USB cameras.
Is there a way to bring this video into Max?
Can anyone recommend some steps I might try to get it working?
I installed the provided software on my Windows machine and it looks great. I've been considering trying to learn a bit of C++ and OpenFrameworks, but for what I'm trying to use it for, I'm much better in Max and would prefer to keep it in this software.
Thanks for any advice/help!
(I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 & Max 6.1.2)