[ros-users] Problem compiling with camera1394 package.

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 22:37:00 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Renato Samperio
<mintaka_alnitak at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering why is that this node is not a library but a executional
> node?

We needed a simple, supported camera driver for generic 1394 cameras
that fit into the ROS image_pipeline design.

No one asked for a C++ API...


The current C++ interfaces used by the camera1394 node are internal to
the driver, not a general C++ API. They will almost certainly change
in the next release.

The code is provided under various open source licenses. You are (of
course) free to copy and modify it to suit your needs.

If there is a need for a library API for IIDC cameras, that could be
provided in a future release. The first step would be to identify the
requirements. What problem are we trying to solve?

I still have no clear understanding of what you are trying to
accomplish. I understand that the BumbleBee is a stereo camera that
provides left and right images interleaved in a single packed 1394
data stream. I believe there is already a specific ROS driver for that
device.  Camera1394 is a monocular driver, it currently does not
handle the BumbleBee correctly.

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