[ros-users] Videre camera and cameradc1394

Antons Rebguns arebgun at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 19:15:23 UTC 2010

Hi folks,

I actually just had the same problem. What I found out is that the firewire
camera works fine with libdc1394 that is provided with Ubuntu (or latest
version 2.1.2 from sourceforge) but not with lidc1394 package included with
ROS. That is, running exactly the same code works fine libdc from Ubuntu's
repos, but not with the version of libdc included in ROS.

I've modified the Makefile of libdc1394 package to download a tarball from
sourceforge and it seems to work fine. I was able to connect to my stereo
cam and get images. Dominik, could you try that Makefile and let me know if
that fixes you troubles? Also make sure you have rw access to /dev/raw1394.
Every time you plug in the camera this file will be owned by root, unless
you have some rules setup to change the group and/or permissions.


On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Dejan Pangercic
<dejan.pangercic at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Dominik,
> my bet is that camera1394 pkg does not know how to correctly interpret
> the stream from Videre cameras.
> Since there was a question on how to get it going with this particular
> camera not so long ago, could you please check and try it first:
> http://n3.nabble.com/cameradc1394-and-stereo-images-td210461.html#a210461
> Shall it not work please report back.
> cheers, D.
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Dominik Franěk <dominik.franek at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Dear ROS users,
> >
> > I have been trying to run a Videre stereo camera on Ubuntu 9.10 using
> > the cameradc1394 node, but with no success. I'm receiving the "Could
> > not initialize dc1394_context.  Make sure /dev/raw1394 exists and you
> > have permissions to access." error all the time. I have all the
> > permissions and the camera is running fine using the Videre software.
> > Any clue where might be the problem?
> >
> > Thank you in advance
> > Dominik Franek
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