camera

Create readable streams from connected webcams

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Packagecamera
Description Create readable streams from connected webcams
Node Version >= 0.4

Discontinued

Use node-opencv's VideoStream

Dependencies

This library requires that you have OpenCV installed - go to the OpenCV site for instructions.

Usage

createStream([camera idx])

The object returned from createStream is a full readable Stream - you can pause, resume, destroy, pipe, etc.

createStream optionally takes a camera number and defaults to 0 for the main camera

Each data event is a full image buffer from the camera - the framerate is variable on your CPU (should be an option in the future). Image buffers are PNGs. To convert the buffer to a base64 data uri (for the browser) just do "data:image/png;base64," + buffer.toString('base64')

camera = require 'camera'

webcam = camera.createStream()

webcam.on 'data', (buffer) ->
  # do something with image buffer

snapshot(callback)

Returns an error and one image buffer to the given callback.

record(milliseconds, cb)

Returns an array of video frames for the time-span specified in milliseconds

Examples

Take a picture

fs = require 'fs'
camera = require 'camera'

webcam = camera.createStream()

webcam.on 'error', (err) ->
  console.log 'error reading data', err

webcam.on 'data', (buffer) ->
  fs.writeFileSync 'cam.png', buffer
  webcam.destroy()

webcam.snapshot (err, buffer) ->

webcam.record 1000, (buffers) ->

LICENSE

(MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Fractal contact@wearefractal.com

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