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2013-05-05 17:56:27 -0500 asked a question Can't set resolution of video capture


I would like to be able to set the resolution of the input from my Logitech C310 webcam. The camera supports up to 1280x960 at 30fps, and I am able to view the video at this resolution in guvcview. But OpenCV always gets the video at only 640x480.

Trying to change the resolution with cap.set(CV_CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH, 1280) and cap.set(CV_CAP_PROP_FRAME_HEIGHT, 960) immediately after the VideoCapture cap is created has no effect; trying to set them immediately before getting every frame causes the program to crash immediately. I cannot reduce the resolution with this method either. I am also getting the error "HIGHGUI ERROR: V4L/V4L2: VIDIOC_S_CROP". I think this may be related, because it appears once when the VideoCapture is created, and once when I try to set the width and height (but, oddly, not if I try to set only one of them).

I am using OpenCV 2.4.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I know I'm not the first to have this problem, but I have yet to find a solution after much Googling and scouring of the internet (among the many things I've already tried to no avail is the answer to this StackOverflow question: Is this a bug in OpenCV? If so, it's a rather glaring one.