Use FaceTime camera in Windows virtual machine

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Symptoms

I would like to use my Apple FaceTime HD camera in a virtual machine.

Resolution

To ensure that built-in Apple FaceTime HD camera is working inside a virtual machine follow the steps below:

1. Go to Windows virtual machine's configuration > Hardware > Sound & Camera > make sure that microphone is not muted and 'Share Mac camera with Windows' is checked:

2. Make sure that access to a Mac camera and microphone is allowed for Parallels Desktop. Open macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > put a checkmark next to 'Parallels Desktop' under Camera and Microphone sections:

Note: after you allowed access to a camera or microphone, make sure to quit and restart Parallels Desktop.

3. Check that FaceTime HD Camera driver is presented in Device Manager:

If any error messages are presented there, try fixing them as described in the Microsoft support article

4. Allow access to a camera on the Windows side:

5. If the issue still persists, please contact Parallels Desktop Support.

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