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Direct Show WebCameras
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Author:  kunalraithatha [ Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Direct Show WebCameras


I want to capture Images from my WebCam and do image processing in LabVIEW (Engineering tool-software), looks like I have to use DirectShow Cameras....Can anyone suggest which Cameras are DirectShow capable and if possible can explain what exactly this DirectSHow is :roll:

Thanks :D

Author:  Marc [ Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Direct Show WebCameras


for a DirectShow description look here:

In short form, DirectShow is a part of DirectX an API ( application programming interface ) from Microsoft.
With this API you can handle (program) video/audio devices.
But the prerequisite to do this is, that the driver of the device is DirectShow compatible.
Nowadays nearly all new drivers are compatible, because each manufacturer wants, that his devices could be used in all applications.

How do you know, that your camera driver is not DirectShow compatible?

There are also open source drivers available from the net, which could work!

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