[ros-users] uvc_camera node not working with philips webcam 900nc
olohmann at offis.de
Fri May 20 08:13:23 UTC 2011
> > > make sure your camera is available to the system as /dev/video1
> > > (as you specified in the launchfile).
> > /dev/video1 is correct in the launch-file.
> > I am trying to calibrate multiple cameras according to
> > http://www.ros.org/wiki/camera_pose_calibration the first
> > camera /dev/video0 is the build in webcam of the laptop
> > and /dev/video1 is the philips webcam.
> > > Usually, eg. if that's the only
> > > camera you're using, this will be /dev/video0 rather (check what
> > > ls /dev/video* returns). I guess you already tried if your camera
> > > works with your system eg. using
> > > guvcview -d /dev/video0 .
> > Both cameras are working with guvcview.
> Could you confirm that the Philips camera only supports either RAW or
> YUV 4:2:0? The current uvc_cam-based drivers in ROS only support RGB,
> YUYV or MJPEG (at least last time I checked). You can find a
> comparison of the USB drivers available here:
> http://answers.ros.org/question/57/what-driver-should-i-use-for-my-usb-camera .
> You could give gscam or gencam_cu . There is also usb_cam, but that
> may not support YUV 4:2:0 either.
According to the specs the data format of the Philips camera is I420,
IYUV. So I guess, right now it is not working with this driver.
The gencam_cu driver is working but does not publish the /camera_info
topic, which is needed to calibrate the camera.
> > > Also, always check answers.ros.org for existing answers to your
> > > problem and post your questions there.
> > > Regards,
> > > Tom
> > >
> > > W dniu 17.05.2011 10:19, Okko Lohmann pisze:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I am trying to get the uvc_camera-node (ubuntu 10.10, package
> > > > ros-diamondback-camera-umd) to work with my "Philips SPC 900NC
> > > > PC Camera" usb-webcam, but the node exits with the following
> > > > error:
> > > >
> > > > pixfmt 0 = 'PWC2' desc = 'Raw Philips Webcam'
> > > > discrete: 640x480:
> > > > pixfmt 1 = 'YU12' desc = '4:2:0, planar, Y-Cb-Cr'
> > > > discrete: 160x120: 1/5 1/10 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30
> > > > discrete: 320x240: 1/5 1/10 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30
> > > > discrete: 640x480: 1/5 1/10 1/15
> > > > terminate called after throwing an instance of
> > > > 'std::runtime_error' what(): couldn't set format
> > > > [uvc_camera-1] process has died [pid 11142, exit code -6].
> > > > log files:
> > > > ~/log/97474b26-8052-11e0-9f91-002326f94616/uvc_camera-1*.log all
> > > > processes on machine have died, roslaunch will exit shutting
> > > > down processing monitor... ... shutting down processing monitor
> > > > complete
> > > >
> > > > I am using the launch-file:
> > > >
> > > > <launch>
> > > > <node pkg="uvc_camera" type="camera_node" name="uvc_camera"
> > > > output="screen"> <param name="device" type="string"
> > > > value="/dev/video1" /> <param name="width" type="int"
> > > > value="640" /> <param name="height" type="int" value="480" />
> > > > </node>
> > > > </launch>
> > > >
> > > > the philips webcam is working with mplayer and the build in
> > > > laptop camera is working with the uvc_camera-node.
> > > >
> > > > O.Lo
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