Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000, pwc driver, & webcam software...

dgmm freebsd01 at dgmm.net
Fri Jun 9 19:05:39 UTC 2006

On Friday 09 June 2006 18:07, Jeffrey Racine wrote:
> So, is anyone aware of software for still & motion image capture that
> indeed works with the bwc driver?

I'm only just beginning to get into still image capture with FreeBSD myself so 
my suggestion might not be of use depending on the application you have in 
mind and the cameras you are using but...

I'm using gphoto2 with a USB webcam which grabs images from some cameras.  In 
my case it's a cheap USB digital camera/webcam which is seen as an Argus 
DC-1510.  gphoto2 is capable of capturing a low res 320x240 "preview" image 
from on demand.  With other cameras it might be possible to get it to take a 
photo at the full resolution but it appears not to be the case with 
most  "umass" type cameras.

On a 3.2GHz P4 it takes a couple or three seconds to grab the image and save 
it to disk so motion with this camera (and probably gphoto too) is out of the 
question.  It might be quicker with USB2.0 though.

I do have a very nice 3am to 11pm video of my back yard at 25fps with images 
taken approx every 30 seconds though :-)


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