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Camera acces through Raspistill and Raspivid

Fri May 26, 2017 9:03 am

I am trying to work with my PC's camera and i would like to know if i can use RASPISTILL and RASPIVID CLI commands from Raspberry Pi to access my laptop's camera. Can anyone help me ? :!:

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Re: Camera acces through Raspistill and Raspivid

Fri May 26, 2017 9:05 am

No, those commands are specifically for use on the Raspberry PI and it's camera.

Access the camera on the laptop would be possible but in other ways. That I don't know offhand.
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Re: Camera acces through Raspistill and Raspivid

Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:04 pm

jamesh wrote:Access the camera on the laptop would be possible but in other ways. That I don't know offhand.
If you're running Linux on the laptop, then V4L2 will be the API you want.
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