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USB Webcam Support with MATLAB

Use webcams with MATLAB to acquire images and video on PCs.

Using UVC compliant webcams with MATLAB®, you can explore and develop live image processing and computer vision applications on PCs.

MATLAB provides webcam support through a Hardware Support Package available via the Support Package Installer.

Here is a list of operating system specific UVC interfaces:

Platform Support

The MATLAB Support Package for USB Webcams is supported under the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Linux
  • MAC OS X




Supported in student and home software.


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.



  • Any UVC compliant webcam