Re: [PATCH] Image capturing driver for Basler eXcite smart camera

From: Thomas Koeller
Date: Sat Aug 12 2006 - 13:27:48 EST

Alan Cox <alan <at>> writes:

> Ar Iau, 2006-08-10 am 23:18 +0200, ysgrifennodd Thomas Koeller:
> > This is a driver used for image capturing by the Basler eXcite smart camera
> > platform.
> drivers/media/video and the Video4Linux2 API deal with image capture in
> Linux. It provides a common API for video and thus image capture. Any
> reason that interface is not suitable.
> Alan

This is not a driver for grabbing live video streams. The eXcite platform using
it is a smart camera running linux, and the driver is for a very special piece
of hardware designed into this camera. Its purpose is grabbing single image
frames for processing within the camera itself, which is quite different from
what the v4l2 API has been designed for.

For more information about the device, see

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