Accelerating the pace of engineering and science

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

Ready to install?

Before installing the support package, confirm you have the correct setup. View system requirements and installation options.

MathWorks Requirements



Also 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.

Third-Party Requirements



  • Any UVC compliant webcam

Request Hardware Support