tony1812
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Location: Boston MA.

Which webcam?

Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:29 am

Hello, I have an old webcam PAC731x (Pixart image Inc) used to work in my junky Win7.
lsusb shows 093a:2621,
but I keep getting "Unable to find a compatible palette format." error, does it mean the cam is not compatibile with Pi? If so, which webcam is recommanded for Pi? Thanks.

tony1812
Posts: 85
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Location: Boston MA.

Re: Which webcam?

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:59 pm

Hello? hello? anybody?

tvjon
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Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:11 am

Re: Which webcam?

Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:10 pm

tony1812 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:29 am
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but I keep getting "Unable to find a compatible palette format." error...
Where from?

What application are you using?

It's hard to make a recommendation, as there are so many variables.

What's your intended use?

It would help you to see what others use from a practical perspective. Are there no Raspberry Jams near you?

Anyone at uni' running robotics classes, or embedded systems where you can try things out?


$ sudo apt-get install qv4l2

& it will give interesting info' about your camera, includng a picture if it can.

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