[mac, uvc-ctrl] still a bit left

I’m not quite done with the new version of uvc-ctrl yet but i though i’ll give anyone that’s still interested an update..
the new version is a complete rewrite (not needing libusb and therefore distributed under the dm9 license), two part project. first there’s the uvcc-lib, a library that implements some of the stuff i’ve been missing in QTKit (enumeration of resolutions and fps´, direct access to vendor and device id etc), a few helper functions to tie it up with QTKit (getting a uvccCam struct that can be used to send uvc requests from a [QTCaptureDevice uniqueID] and so on) and of course a uvccSendRequest function. Then there’s the application which will be a status bar (or “menu bar”, dunno the apple lingo here) app capable of setting all the settings on any connected uvc compliant cam.
i thought i’d have this done by now but a work-project turned out occupy most of my summer. now i’m back, just moved into a new apartment and is trying to settle in and study for an exam i screwed up before leaving for the summer break.

next time i post it’ll be the new uvc-ctrl comming out.

update: still some kinks to work out.. but here’s a sneek preview

// sluggo

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  1. Matthew Tietje Says:

    Very excited to hear this! Looking forward to seeing the finished product. If there is anything I could do to help along the way, let me know!

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  2. Mac Cowell Says:

    Pumped about this. Building some biotech lab equipment and I’d love to use the relatively low-cost c910 as the imager. But gotta have control over the gain, exposure, etc. on mac. When you release uvc-ctrl 0.2 maybe I can help get a nice gui made for it. Cheers
    Mac

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  3. Mac Cowell Says:

    The OpenROV.com community builds low-cost remote underwater robots. They are currently using a microsoft LifeCam but want something better (c910? or perhaps an OEM solution?). In any case, I think they are excited about your release of uvc-ctrl. Keep up the good work!

    The OpenROV post & dm9: http://openrov.com/profiles/blog/show?id=6365107:BlogPost:23999

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  4. sluggo Says:

    @Mac Cowell
    That’s so cool! there seems to be a lot of very knowledgeable members in the community as well..
    in my (quite limited) experience of different cams i’d recommend going with a logitech, they usually have broader uvc-support. as an example the c910 supports all but the iris setting in the screenshot above whereas the ms lifecam studio only supports manual focus and exposure.

    // sluggo

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  5. sluggo Says:

    @Matthew Tietje
    glad to hear! bug-testing and help with localization is always welcome..

    // sluggo

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