Using a Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks with Processing on Windows

Today I wanted to write a Processing sketch to process the input of my webcam (model number V-UBV49). As it should run on a Mac and I didn’t have one at hand, I tried my luck with Windows, because at least it uses the same video-library.

To use it, one needs QuickTime for Windows and WinVDI, a quite dead project and closed-source on top of it. The latest version (1.05) is considered broken (so the wiki tells me), and the one before didn’t work either (1.04). A mailing list message mentioned 1.01, which then finally worked. I got it from this site because no official one was to be found.

The mac driver for the webcam is known as macam btw.