GigEVision support

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at
Thu Jul 9 11:30:29 UTC 2009

Em Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:38:00 +0200
Matthias Urlichs <smurf at> escreveu:

> Hi,
> Falco Hirschenberger:
> >> Or are you referring to the fact that the device should show up as a
> >> proper v4l2 device to userspace, and not need a custom userspace program
> >> interface?
> >
> > This would also be an option, but I suppose the v4l2 Interface is not  
> > flexible enough for these complex cameras.
> >
> Why shouldn't it be? You can create your own control commands if the
> ones in the standard are not sufficient, and it supports a variety of
> video standards.

I'm yet to find a situation where V4L2 API can't handle. Probably, you'll need
some new control commands, in order to control certain aspects of GigEVision,
but this can be done, and we may add those new controls at the V4L2 API spec.


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