The hscamwire package

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These are idiomatic bindings to the Camwire library, which interfaces with IIDC1394-compliant cameras on Linux.

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Versions 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1
Dependencies array, base (==3.*), time, unix [details]
License LGPL
Author Frederick Ross
Stability Unknown
Category System
Uploaded Fri Jul 10 09:18:30 UTC 2009 by FrederickRoss
Distributions NixOS:0.2.1
Downloads 658 total (5 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
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  • System
    • Camera
      • System.Camera.IIDC1394
        • System.Camera.IIDC1394.Camwire


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Readme for hscamwire

Readme for hscamwire-0.2.1

hscamwire, A binding to IIDC1394 cameras for Haskell
by Frederick Ross, fred dot ross at epfl dot ch


IIDC1394 is a standard for industrial and scientific cameras.  Except for certain specialized features of a few new cameras, or exotic types like EM-CCDs, it defines most of what anyone would want to use from their camera.  This is a layer on top of Camwire, which is a layer on top of libdc1394, which is a layer on top of Linux's IEEE 1394 subsystem (so this library only works on Linux).

Camwire is currently in a state of flux as its developer upgrades to the new major release of libdc1394.  For the moment, I am including an earlier build, 0.8.1, with a Makefile, in the `clib/` subdirectory of hscamwire.  If you have a v1.x release of libdc1394 installed in `/usr`, then it should compile with

make install

hscamwire gives a Haskell-idiomatic binding to Camwire, including importing its buffers as Haskell StorableArrays.  It doesn't yet support all the various color formats, just 16-bit monochrome, but it should be almost trivial to add the appropriate bindings.  If you have a mode you particularly need, email me and I'll add it.