sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

No Connected Camera Error in Mountain Lion

Quite annoyingly after the computer goes to sleep and wakes up again, some applications have trouble recognising the built-in camera. Up until now I resorted to rebooting the Air, which is not that a big deal when you have an SSD, but still I wished I didn’t have to. Turns out there is an easier solution: an application called VDCAssistant is reserving the camera in these cases, which is safe to be killed either from the Activity Monitor or by issuing:

sudo killall VDCAssistant