[ros-users] Digital Camera 1394 in ROS?

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 16:25:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:20 AM, Rosen Diankov <rosen.diankov at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> Sorry for joining this heated discussion late.
> The decision for including opencv into cameradc1394 was because we
> wanted minimal latency for publishing an undistorted image with the
> correct compression. In the past, ROS messages were being sent over
> TCP/IP, and such a decision was necessary. However, with the recent
> 'nodelet' feature that allows image messages to be passed as pointers,
> it makes much more sense to remove the opencv dependency from
> cameradc1394 and make it consistent with the rest of the camera
> drivers. Given that camera_drivers is released as a stack, this also
> means that i would not be able to fix bugs in real-time if
> cameradc1394 was offered as part of it.

Good point. Nodelet support will be important for all the camera drivers.

Is there a release schedule for this package yet? Is the preliminary
version in good enough shape for us to experiment with it?

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