Sony PCG-V1XS Picturebook Camera Capture Program
I've written a simple program to capture images/movies on the Sony
VAIO PCG-C1XS running Linux with the inbuilt camera. The program is
very much experimental, but it does seem to work for quite a few
people. I'll put more info up here as I get time.
Meanwhile, here is the source or you can get
the latest via anonymous CVS from the picturebook module on
samba.org. See http://samba.org/cvs.html for
details on how to use CVS.
- PPM capture
- JPEG capture (hardware JPEG)
- AVI capture of MJPEG
- MJPEG capture of separate frames (for MPEG encoding)
- Set brightness, contrast etc
- 1:4 sub-sampling option
Here are the specs for the VRJ and MCHIP chips
July 25th 2000 dma now works, also the YUV routines are much
faster - I now get about 30fps at 320x200 and 15fps at 640x480. The
snap mode is much better but still buggy.
I have also written a couple of other utilities that can set the
brightness on a VAIO and check the battery status. See http://us1.samba.org/ftp/unpacked/picturebook/
firstname.lastname@example.org, July 2000