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XIMEA macOS Software Package


XIMEA macOS Software Package is native DMG installer that can be run on:
  • macOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above
  • macOS 10.11 or above is required for xiC (MC) cameras


  • Before installing XIMEA macOS Software Package it may be necessary to modify security settings on your computer. The new feature of OS X 10.8 called GateKeeper can prevent you from using our macOS Software Package due to the fact that current version is unsigned.
    • Open System Preferences application and click on Security & Privacy.
    • On the General Tab select the option Anywhere under Allow applications downloaded from:
  • Download XIMEA macOS Software Package
  • Mount it by double-clicking this file in Finder.
  • Run the install script to install XiAPI on your macOS system.
  • A window with package contents will open.

Start XIMEA CamTool

  • Connect camera
  • Start Applications / XIMEA CamTool
  • Start acquisition by clicking on orange triangle at upper left corner of CamTool


In order to compile xiSample of the streamViewer application you need some prerequisites installed on your macOS:
  • XCODE command line tools
  • MacPorts

Then following parts should be installed using ports:

sudo port install git-core gmake gstreamer010-gst-plugins-good gtk-engines2 libxslt x86_64-elf-binutils gsed


xiSample can be compiled using following commands:

cd xiSample


streamViewer can be compiled using following commands:

cd streamViewer