Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon

Added by Elia Schoen 5 months ago

Hi everyone!
I'd like to know....Is it possible to bypass PixyMon and bring the streams of video and data in another program or ? If so, how I can do this?

Thanks :)


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RE: Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon - Added by Edward Getz 5 months ago

Hello Elia,
I'm not sure I understand the question, but you can get video through libpixyusb. This thread might help:

http://cmucam.org/boards/9/topics/5106?r=6183#message-6183

Edward

RE: Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon - Added by Elia Schoen 5 months ago

Hi Edward
Thanks for the replay.

Anyway, in that post they're talking about getting a frame, I think, but I need to get video stream by Pixy without PixyMon.
I mean, using Pixymon I can see what Pixy see through USB connection, but I would like to take the video in another program so I do not have to install PixyMon.

Maybe is a strange question, but is it possible to do this?

RE: Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon - Added by Edward Getz 5 months ago

Hello Elia,
PixyMon gets video by getting successive frames in the same way it's done through libpixyusb. There is no other way to get video from Pixy.

Hope this helps!

Edward

RE: Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon - Added by Elia Schoen 5 months ago

Oh, I see. Thanks Edward!
So I need to get successive frames like Jim does (http://cmucam.org/boards/9/topics/5106?r=6183#message-6183)

I seen your answer here
http://www.cmucam.org/boards/9/topics/5106?r=7862#message-7862

So, if I understand correctly, I can't work on windows, isn't it?
I must follow the steps to the second here

http://cmucam.org/projects/cmucam5/wiki/Building_the_libpixyusb_example_on_Linux

then build Jim's code and execute it like step 3 suggests?

Elia

RE: Get video stream from Pixy without PixyMon - Added by Edward Getz 4 months ago

Hi Elia,
We don't have (official) support for libpixyusb in windows because most users use Pixy in dedicated (embedded) applications. But there have been some users that ported libpixyusb to Microsoft .NET for use in Windows:

http://pabloaizpiri.com/2015/10/25/net-pixycam-library/

But you have the right idea-- libpixyusb is how you get raw frames from Pixy.

Edward

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