Android external camera + OpenCV

asked 2016-03-12 15:18:01 -0500

przemulala gravatar image

Have you ever tried getting live video stream from external camera connected to Android device to later process it with OpenCV functions?

I've found some libraries that seem to allow external camera connection and video grabbing, ex. UVCCamera, but OpenCV supports only device's rear and front cameras. Maybe there's some other computer vision library for Android that will do the trick? Or some changes to the device (like rooting or sth)? I'll be glad for any clues!

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Hi, did you find a way to do this?

yakobom gravatar imageyakobom ( 2016-04-18 02:17:14 -0500 )edit

Sadly no :( It seems that there are some solutions out there, but they are not universal, which means that you have to root the device and what's even worse they tend to work only for very specific sets of devices (external camera + smartphone). Another possibility is to buy chinese camera that will provide WiFi streaming of video and try to convert raw bytes into video sequence. Neither option is easy to do.

przemulala gravatar imageprzemulala ( 2016-06-16 06:59:47 -0500 )edit