python & camera

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sat Jan 21 06:47:18 EST 2006

Alex Gittens schrieb:
> I'm working on a final project for my EE degree that requires the use
> of digital camera with high resolution. I'd like to do the image
> capture with Python, preferably in a cross-platform manner, but if
> necessary, we can limit ourselves to Windows. Any ideas on
> modules/hardware for doing this?

Under Linux, its just a matter of opening the video-device-file and 
reading the stream from the camera. Some ioctl-calls (module fcntl) may 
also be necessary to setup things correctly.

Peter answered the question for windows.


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