[Image-SIG] Reading and Manipulating a WinTV Capture Card

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 22 19:34:11 CET 2009

I would like to read a capture card (Subject) that is connected to a b/w 
camera and produces 640x480 frames. I'm certainly not familiar with the 
methodology and has some basic understanding how images can be written 
and read from a PC monitor. On the surface of it, capture card, it would 
seem that on only needs to read each frame into an array of appropriate 
size, and process the frames as necessary.

The card is made by Hauppauge, but they say they know of no facility to 
read their card. I know a fellow who is doing it with C++, but my 
interest is in Python. He may have to use ActiveX or some other MS 
tool.  Is there some way?

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