camE 1.9

camE is an imlib2 webcam grabber, annotator, and uploader.
camE is a Webcam grabber designed for video4linux devices. It is based on the xawtv webcam app, but extended to use imlib2 for applying antialised, blended truetype fonts to the image before upload.

A large number of new options have been added including scp support (in addition to ftp), image archiving, and much more. It runs as a daemon and needs no X connection to operate.

Main features:

  • ttf fonts
  • blended transparent text
  • title text
  • options in ~/.camErc
  • message read from separate file (eg echo "eating my dinner" > ~/.caminfo)
  • color the text as you like
  • text background any color/alpha value
  • scp support for uploading
  • ftp support for uploading using libcurl, reconnect for each upload or reuse one connection
  • proper logging to file
  • user defined actions to be run before and after shots, and after upload (use to play sounds, beep, run scripts, copy files, whatever)
  • file for stopping uploads temporarily (touch ~/BLOCKCAM to stop shooting, remove it to resume)
  • now a proper daemon that can run without X forever if wanted
  • control of brightness, contrast, gamma, hue, colour, etc
  • control of framerate and use of snapshot mode for Philips cams
  • image archiving (timestamped into a directory of your choice after upload), every frame or every n frames
  • lag reduction (for some cams, when mmaped, the image grabbed lags behind the cam by up to 20 seconds. I use lag_reduce 5 in my ~/.camErc for example. This takes 5 shots in a row, which clears the mmap buffers, and then keeps the last shot, lag-free)

last updated on:
April 25th, 2005, 16:49 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
ROOT \ Communications \ Conferencing
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