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side by side camera preview

Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:28 pm


raspivid -3d sbs seems to only overlay one of the two camera captures when the preview is turned on. How can I enable a full side by side preview or is this just not possible?

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Re: side by side camera preview

Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:47 pm


You've probably missed the line:
You will need to instruct TVService to switch your TV into a stereoscopic mode before running your camera command if you want to view the stereoscopic output. For me that is something like

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     tvservice --explicit="CEA_3D_TB 4"
    tvservice --explicit="CEA_3D_SBS 16"
tvservice -m CEA will give you a list of the modes your TV supports.
If you want to just view the two images side by side, then you'll need to reconfigure the mmal_connection from camera to video_render to MMAL_ENCODING_I420 instead of MMAL_ENCODING_OPAQUE. Opaque inherently includes the two channels as independent images.
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