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Simple, libv4l2 based frame grabber

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A simple, libv4l2-based frames capture library.



Libv4l2 is packaged by various distributions:

Debian and Ubuntu

# apt-get install libv4l-dev


# dnf install libv4l-devel

Arch Linux

# pacman -S v4l-utils


To install PyV4L2Camera make sure you have Cython installed and type:

$ pip install PyV4L2Camera

PyV4L2Camera is only compatible with Python 3.


from import Camera

camera = Camera('/dev/video0')
frame = camera.get_frame()

The returned frame is of bytes type and contains pixels packed using RGB24 format. To learn more see V4L2_PIX_FMT_RGB24 description.

Example of frames to numpy arrays conversion can be found in the examples directory.


Contributions are always welcome!

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