How to set a Monitor Webcam as the Primary Camera on macOS?

1. Connect the USB cable to the monitors USB Type B port on the back of the monitor and attach the other end of the cable to an available USB port on the computer. Allow 10-15 seconds for the computer to recognize the external webcam. Please do remember to connect the video signal cable between monitor and computer.


NOTE: This method will also work to connect other USB webcams to the computer. 


2. Select the "Photo Booth" program.


3. Click on the Camera in menu bar and select the external USB Camera from the list once it has been detected and installed. The computer will switch from the default iSight/Built-in webcam to the external webcam.  





NOTE: Mac programs are all in sync with one another, these settings will be used for all other installed programs on the computer. 



Last modified: May 2021

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