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How to change the input of the video capture card?

asked 2016-06-09 04:07:55 -0500

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I have a video capture card which has 3 inputs (S-video,Composite,TV). How can I change the input of the capture card in run-time by using OpenCV? I am using Visual Studio 2010 c++ and OpenCV 2.1.

When I try to capture video with "capture = cvCaptureFromCAM(0);", It selects the default input of the capture card. Changing the the index of "cvCaptureFromCAM" (capture = cvCaptureFromCAM(1);) does not solve my problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance...

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answered 2016-06-17 10:48:41 -0500

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Maybe your capture device maps each input with different device index... try enumerating multiple APIs and devices with this code... may be it works

Mat img;
VideoCapture cap;
string str;
vector<int> apiList({ CAP_DSHOW, CAP_MSMF, CAP_VFW });
for (int apiIdx = 0; apiIdx < apiList.size(); apiIdx++) 
    int api = apiList[apiIdx];
    for (int camIdx = 0; camIdx<10; camIdx++) 
        cap.release(); + api);
        if (!cap.isOpened()) 
        str = cv::format("API: %d device : %d", apiIdx, camIdx);
        cout << "Device found !! " << str << endl;
        cap >> img;
        if (img.empty()) {
            cout << "\t Unable to grab from " << str << endl;
        putText(img, str, Point(10, 20), FONT_HERSHEY_PLAIN,2, 
            Scalar(0, 255, 255),2);

        //a window for each device
        //imshow(str, img);  

        //a single window for all device
        imshow("Frame from current device", img);

    } // for devices
} //for APIs 
cout << endl << "Press Enter to terminate "; cin.get();
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