Good camera that works in Linux + OF

Ciao!

I’m searching for a good quality camera which works in Linux and OF, my requirements are 320x240 at 60fps+ , usb2, as small as possible(physical dimensions are very important). Price is not a big problem.

I found this

http://www.digitalnetworkvision.com/main/usbccdcmoscameras.html

but since it seems to be a bit expensive I wanted to ask you before buying it, as I know it is difficult to find good cameras which work in OF+Linux.

on the website they say it supports linux, here are the details

http://www.matrix-vision.com/manuals/mvBlueFOX/HowToUseThisManual-page-Getting-started.html#HowToUseThisManual-page-Getting-started-Installation

as I know OF uses unicap I would like to understand how it would behave with the mvImpact supplied driver.

If you have any other suggestion about other good quality cameras that are already proved to work in Linux + OF just tell me :wink:

Thanks!

hi claudio

not completely sure but it seems that camera use some kind of proprietary library at user space as driver so you will need to use their own libraries to access that one.

anything with drivers that support v4l or v4l2 should work with unicap. there’s an standard for usb cameras called uvc if a camera works with that, it will be supported under linux without any additional drivers and should work with unicap.

Does it have to be usb2? There are quite a lot of firewire cameras out there that might fit the specs…although many of them are supported through the IIDC 1394 library, which isn’t OF compatible…yet

Otherwise have a look at IDS imaging, they have fast usb2 cameras with proprietary Linux drivers (http://www.ids-imaging.de/drivers.php?cat=2 they have an english version of the website), but again, probably not OF compatible as Arturo mentioned…so you might have to hack a bit.

thank you guys, I will look into them :wink:

hey

so this is really old, but just in case…

Otherwise have a look at IDS imaging, they have fast usb2 cameras with proprietary Linux drivers (http://www.ids-imaging.de/drivers.php?cat=2 they have an english version of the website), but again, probably not OF compatible as Arturo mentioned…so you might have to hack a bit.

was just trying one of this and their drivers are proprietary and don’t work for kernels newer than 2.6.24