[Image-SIG] video capture

Ken Seehart ken at seehart.com
Wed Jan 24 20:51:46 CET 2007

Anyone know what is the closest to the following?  I am looking for 
video capture functionality.

I am developing a  multi platform application written in wxPython.  The 
feature I need to add is video conferencing and streaming.  
Specifically, I need to create a window class that can receive video 
from our server or from a peer.  I also need video capture and the 
ability to output a video stream to one or more peers.

I think maybe Kamelia could do the pipelining, but they don't seem to 
have much video capture capability built in.  Unless Twisted is 
better... opinions?
In any case, I need video capture, which I probably can wrap into Kamelia.

The only interesting hits I have found so far are:
PXC-200 Frame Grabber Module - http://www.mems-exchange.org/software/pxc200/
libfg -- Frame Grabber library for Linux - http://antonym.org/libfg

These are all either camera hardware specific or platform specific or 
both.  Isn't there an open source multi-platform library for this kind 
of thing?

If such a thing exists in C++, perhaps it could be swigificated.

BTW, there is probably a short term contract available for anyone with 
the ability to develop this functionality, and I might be able to 
arrange for the resulting module to be open source (subject to 
approval).  Contact me off line if you are interested in that.

- Ken

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