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2012-11-06 12:34:25 -0500 asked a question VideoCapture with VC500

I am trying to use a Diamond VC500 usb device to capture video using OpenCV 2.4.2 in Windows 7 Ultimate, programming in c++ in Visual Studio 2010.

So far, I have the following code:

    CvCapture* cap = cvCaptureFromCAM(camIndex);
    std::cout << "Camera not open!\n";
    return -1;

cv::namedWindow("camera", 1);
cv::Mat frame;
    frame = cvQueryFrame(cap);
    cv::imshow("camera", frame);
    if(cv::waitKey(30) >= 0)

It does just what it is supposed to, continuously capture video, but I can't choose the camera device that I want.

-1, 0, and CV_CAP_ANY all go straight to the built in Apple iSight camera (dual booting on an iMac). Values 1..10 give me a light gray screen. I've tested the VC500 and I've captured video with the software it comes with, I just can't get it to work with opencv.