Hardware Support

QuickTime Capture Support from Image Acquisition Toolbox

Use video capture devices with MATLAB and Simulink to acquire images and video on Windows PCs.

Image Acquisition Toolbox™ supports UVC compliant webcams using QuickTime. QuickTime 7.6.6 is required on MAC OS X 10.5 (Leopard), and QuickTime 10 (or higher) is required on MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). See the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation for additional information.

To test your video capture device for compatibility with the toolbox, verify your hardware is functioning properly by running the webcam application that came with MAC OS X (for example, the PhotoBooth or iMovie application). If you can start, run, and close the utility without encountering any errors, the device may work with Image Acquisition Toolbox as long as the camera complies with QuickTime.

UVC-compliant devices, such as webcams, can also be used directly in MATLAB® with the MATLAB Support Package for USB Webcams.


Many manufacturers provide cameras that are compatible with QuickTime. More detailed information is available for manufacturers linked below.

Allied Vision Microsoft
Basler PixeLINK
Baumer Point Grey
Creative Sony
Hewlett-Packard Toshiba Teli

Please see the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation for additional information.

Platform and Release Support

QuickTime is supported on the following operating systems: 

  • MAC OS X

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Support Package


Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

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  • Any QuickTime Compliant Camera

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