Supported USB web cams?
andrew at cream.org
Mon Dec 22 01:33:52 GMT 2003
jon at witchspace.com wrote:
> It seems my Logitech Quickcam isn't going to be supported under -STABLE
> any time soon (although several people have tried to port the linux
> driver), so I was wondering if anyone has found a low-cost USB webcam
> that works under -STABLE.
> I last looked into this a year or so ago, so I was hoping the USB
> stack would be a little more webcam friendly. Anyone found a cam that
> works? I just want to grab the odd picture off it, I'm not so worried
> about streaming video.
Look into the graphics/vid port. It supports cameras that use the
Omnivision OV511 and OV511+ chipset.
According to DESC that includes:
Creative Labs WebCam 3 (*** see note about the OV511+ below ***)
Alpha Vision Koala-Cam
AverMedia InterCam Elite
Trust SpaceCam 300 (*** see note about the OV511+ below ***)
Support for the OV511+ appears to be a little problamatic with some
apparently not working properly and appearing it strange colours.
When looking into setting up a webcam to capture images to be uploaded
regularly to a website, I managed to track down a Puretek PT-6007 on
ebay.co.uk which has since worked perfectly.
However, I found that some USB call needed by vid (I forget which) had
only been implemented in 5.x and not 4.x but that was some time ago and
the changes may have been MFCed by now.
This should give you somewhere to start anyhow.
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